James Cameron’s Avatar

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AVATAR

http://www.avatarmovie.com/index.html

Written:

James Cameron

Director:

James Cameron

Executive Producer:

Laeta Kalogridis

Producers:

James Cameron, Jon Landau, Brooke Brenton, Josh McLaglen, Janace Tashjian, Peter M. Tobyansen, Colin Wilson

Cast:

Sam Worthington as Jake Sully

Zoe Saldana as Neytiri

Sigourney Weaver as Grace

Stephan Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch

Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge

Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman

Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacon

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Summary:

     In the movie Avatar, there is a world outside of earth (Pandora) which is home to the Na’vi people. After Jake Sully brother is murdered in a robbery he agrees to take his brothers place on Pandora. Once on Pandora, and he is assigned to his avatar his disability no longer holds him back. While working for multiple different departments Jake unfolds the compassion of the Na’vi people, falls in love, and learns the greedy truth of why Parker is really on Pandora. According to Marsha Collins (2014) “Avatar displays the characteristic plot of romance, based on a polarized universe that pits good against evil.” (p.2) After finding out the truth behind his orders Jake defends the Na’vi people; carrying them into war with the humans; ultimately driving them off of Pandora.

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     The film Avatar is presented chronologically, as the events unfold the story builds and heightens the interest. This gave the audience the chance to really get into the movie and keep them on the edge of their seat anticipating what would happen next.

Character development is a very big factor in the movie Avatar simply because Jake Sully did not began compassionate or truly interested in Pandora. He was often referred to as a knuckle head. He also, came off selfish, but slowly the opinion that would of easily been formed at the beginning of the movie began to change.

     If the film Avatar would have been presented differently I don’t believe the movie would be as successful, the storyline was well written. This film is well balanced with action, drama, and suspense. Rearranging, removing, or adding would hinder the wow factor about the movie.

Collins, M.S. (2014) Echoing romance: James Cameron’s Avatar as ecoromance. Mosaic (Winnipeg), (2),

Cameron, J. (2011, February 14). Avatar in 15 Minutes | FULL PLOT! [FCS-Z]. Retrieved August 29, 2014. from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB2BM0mj4pU

 Cameron, J. (2009, December 31). Alex hessler. Retrieved August 29, 2014, from http://alexhessler.com/2009/12/avatar/

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