AVATAR: A movie Review
A masterpiece of James Cameron, Avatar is an epic with stunning visual works of art. The impact to the viewers is unquestionable as it is sure to leave you shedding tears at the end of the story.
Avatar is about a Jake Sully, a war veteran that was left handicapped. The goal is to penetrate another planet called Pandora, where the inhabitants are called Na’vi. Pandora was known to be a very resourceful and abundant planet, after the humans have totally destroyed and consumed all the resources of the planet Earth. The avatar of James Sully was created to be one of the Na’vi and he is supposed to learn the ways and culture of the Na’vi, to be able to convince the people to relocate so that humans can take over the planet.
- The Players:
- Director/Writer: James Cameron
- Executive Producer: Colin Wilson
- Actors: Sam Worthington (James Sully),Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Stephen Lang (Miles Quaritch), Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon), Giovanni Ribisi (Carter Selfridge
- Cinematographers: Mauro Fiore and Vince Pace
- Music By: James Horner
- Special Effects
SFX are flawless and matched the story very well. The use of SFX in the story added up to the drama and awe already given by the movie. The movie is a total visual perfection in the making like watching a detailed long-playing video game without the controllers. With this movie, 3-D is unnecessary to beautify and make the movie lively (Elfman n.pag.).
Just like the movie, the details are flawless and you almost can’t see mistakes with the visual details. The whole unique planet created by Cameron is a master piece that watching the movie makes you feel that you have really travelled to a new planet with new sets of species in it. Cameron owned the world he has created without a doubt (Knight n.pag.). The creation of the Na’vi people also leaves the viewers speechless as they are totally unique, and I’ve never seen anything like them before. Tall, blue and the tails, the Na’vi characters are truly an original by Cameron (Elfman n.pag.).
- Lastly, the variations in Sam Worthington/s hair every once in a while in the movie always seemed natural.
- Taruk makto is my favorite species in the movie. The four-eyed species is definitely unique and has details.
I would like to give Zoe Saldana two thumbs up for a very dramatic and emotional acting that leaves an effect to its viewers. I didn’t even recognize Zoe Saldana’s real face in her character.
- Early Exposures. I think watching the movie without having any background or having not watched any of the trailers is really rewarding, because the feeling of awe and amaze is fresh; since the first 45 minutes of the film introduces the planet Pandora together with all the new created species to the viewers. Having less background on the film before watching should have given the audience the element of surprise, which is very important in every film (Elfman n.pag.).
- The Music. Horner and Cameron are two great artists that are commonly collaborated together; although in this film, it seemed obvious that the music was very similar to that of Titanic which is a work of art by Horner. With all the original entries of Cameron in the film, it just seemed right if the music was also an original idea by Cameron (BSC Review n.pag.).
- The Human Technology. The human spaceship and all the gadgets used looks more unreal than the whole Pandora concept. Knowing that planet Earth was already destroyed in that time, I expected a more advanced technology from the group and not just a video game inspired mechs and spaceships. The technology shown in the movie did not match the beautiful world of Pandora (BSC Review n.pag.).
Cameron’s ideas were truly one of a kind although some of the scenes were already a cliché the movie still and remains to be an epic that will be watched by many generations because of its beautiful message. The movie Avatar is totally a visual masterpiece that will take your heart away. The message of the movie is very clear. It will transport you to a new planet that you’ve never seen and been before.
- BSC Review. Avatar-Movie Review. 20 December 2009. 1 May 2010 <http://www.bscreview.com/2009/12/avatar-movie-review/>.
- Elfman, Mali. Screen Crave. 11 December 2009. 1 May 2010 <http://screencrave.com/2009-12-11/avatar-movie-review/>.
- Knight, Richrd. Rotten Tomatoes. 8 February 2010. 1 May 2010 <http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/avatar/#contentReviews>.