Synopsis: We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. 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 corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth’s energy crisis.
Because the atmosphere of Pandora 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 Pandorathe Na’vi.
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 nothing less than the fate of an entire world.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Cameron has one previous Golden Globe nomination for Best Director in 1997 for Titanic.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: He has one other nomination also for Titanic for Best Screenplay.
Awards/Nominations for Movie: Avatar was named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Online as well as receiving nine nominations at the Critics Choice Awards and was nominated for Best Picture and best Director at the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Critics: “Avatar, essentially, is a film we’ve seen before, boldly made to look like nothing we’ve seen before. It is truly the Star Wars of our age.” - Times
“Avatar is James Cameron doing what he does best – blowing things up with awesome special effects, while tying the set pieces together with a story worth telling. The king of the (sci-fi) world is back. Long live the king!” - Sky Movies
“Avatar truly is something else, a wondrously-detailed visual extravaganza quite unlike anything you've seen before.” - Daily Mirror.
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