Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) a paraplegic ex-marine, finds out his twin brother Tom has been killed by a thief who robbed his wallet. Tom was 3 years into his Avatar program training and Jake is the only person that can use Toms Avatar due to the DNA bond. With nothing else on the cards Jake embarks on a mission to Pandora, a moon that humans are trying to colonize due to the expensive mineral unobtainium. It is Jake’s job to study the local Na’vi tribe on Pandora and find out what it will take to get them to move from home tree, were the richest deposit of the mineral lies. With the use of his legs whilst connected to his Avatar, Jake soon starts to sidetrack from his orders and starts to protect the world he feels is his own.
James Cameron has, to put it simple, delivered a master class yet again in Avatar 3D. A film built waiting for technology to catch up. Breaking all box office records in 2009, Avatar 3D has set the bench mark in 2D, 3D and yes 4D in some South Korean cinemas. So it’s fair to say 6 years on Avatar 3D is still ahead of it’s time waiting for all the big guns to catch up and create a four dimensional cinematic experience. When we made this website we were always going to go through older titles and there is no better place to start than James Cameron’s Avatar 3D.
Anyway let’s wind the clock back a bit to 3D, that’s what we are all here for. Any movie lover will know how visually impressive James Cameron’s CV is with titles like Terminator, Aliens, The abyss and Titanic. He has not disappointed on this occasion either. From the first minute, showing Jake Sully’s (Sam Worthington) story on how he has ended up on Pandora. Waking up on a spaceship he has spent 6 years in cryosleep and floating out of his sleeping pod, you can see the detail in every single pod going back behind him as he makes his way off the ship. We catch the first glimpse of the base and all the machinery that comes with it, the mecha tank Jake gets in the way of is really a work of art.
I noticed a lot had gone into the planning and effort which I am sure anyone would expect from a Cameron flick, Not just visually brilliant but they had created scenes specifically for 3D without having big massive warning signs pointing saying ‘this is a great 3D moment coming up’. You know what I mean, some movies just over do it. I will share just a few examples when we noticed how much detail has been put into it. First big, or should I say small moment was when Jake first takes control of his Avatar and makes use of using his legs once again. As he runs through the basketball court onto the soil it shows you an angle from behind him. The detail put into the dirt flicking off the bottom of his feet, I thought shows you just how Cameron and the crew have left no stone unturned. That was just the start, don’t forget 90% off this film is based in the jungle of Pandora. Every tree, flower, leaf and even water droplet, all though minimal have such a massive effect and what makes this $237m blockbuster so special.
I could go on for ever with the visuals, we haven’t even mentioned home tree, flying scenes or action scenes because you have all probably heard about them before. I wanted to give you guys a different aspect on the movie, and I for one am glad Avatar 2, 3 and 4, YES! That’s right another trilogy are in production. Avatar 3D is the bench mark when it comes to 3D movies. Nothing has come close in the last 5 years, and it will take something very special to beat it.
Best 3D Moment- Without a doubt it has to be the flying scenes, in particular the first time he bonds with his banshee.
Released Date: 15 October 2012
Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang
By Roy Thomas