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A former Marine confined to a wheelchair is recruited to travel light years to the outpost on Pandora. The Avatar Program has been created in which human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive the lethal air. Reborn in his avatar for, he can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate Na'vi and soon faces the ultimate test.
Action Adventure Sci-Fi - This is a science fiction action adventure with romantic elements.
The film is 162 minutes long but moves fast. Fans of James
Cameron's previous work should really enjoy this. Some violence and
sensuality may make this inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: 9 S-words, 6 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sensuality without nudity. VIOLENCE: Hits, stabbings, shootings with minimal blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Chases, combat, destruction, explosions. COMEDY: Occasional comic lines.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 115 moviegoers:
INCREDIBLE REVIEWS! It's very rare for a movie to receive such a high percentage of "Fantastic" reviews. "Avatar" is certainly a movie NOT TO BE MISSED, especially on the big screen.
We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine
confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart.
He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate
consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis.
Because Pandora's atmosphere is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which
human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled
biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically
engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora… the
Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate
the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful
Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by
her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures.
As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the
Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as
he leads them in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.