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New in Theaters Review: Avatar

avatar poster So after 11 years of waiting for the right technology, 4 years of production, and a $300 million dollar budget, James Cameron’s vision finally hit the theaters. Avatar came out this past weekend and it was definitely worth the wait. The story is about a former marine, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who is now confined to a wheelchair. Because of a mishap that results in the death of his brother, he is chosen to take his place in a mission that involves him traveling light years to an outpost on a planet called Pandora. On the planet is a mineral that can save Earth’s energy crisis and is worth millions of dollars, but the planet’s atmosphere is toxic to humans. Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi) and his company have come up with a project called “Avatar”. The Avatar’s are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with the DNA of the natives on the planet, the Na’vi. Human’s have they’re consciousness linked to these avatars so that they can survive on the planet.

Jake joins Grace (Sigourney Weaver), a scientist, who has already used the technology to interacted with the Na’vi and has been teaching them English for quite some time. When Jake is reborn as his avatar, he is so happy to be able to walk again he gets a little too carried away and forgets that he is on a hostile planet where so many creatures and surroundings can be the cause of a quick death. He soon finds out just how dangerous the planet can be when he suddenly becomes the prey of an alien beast. He is saved from certain death by a Na’vi female named Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). She takes him to her tribe, when she see’s that there is something special about Jake. Once the corporation see’s that the tribe have taken a liken to Jake ,they convince him to infiltrate the tribe and try to get them to move from their land, so that they can get to the rare mineral they are after. After learning the ways of the Na’vi, Jake starts to respect their ways and takes his place among them. Now he must join his new family in the battle to save their planet.

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This movie was all it was hyped up to be. The story was great, the visual effects were outstanding, and the action was breathtaking. James Cameron is a perfectionist and I can truly see why he waited to make this movie the way he wanted. Also with the movie being shown in 3D, it made you feel like you were a part of the planet and all its surroundings. You will be in awe at all of the little details that went into making this film, from the bugs flying around to the ground lighting up with each step of a Na’vi tribe member. I really enjoyed this movie and I recommend that you go see it. I give it 4 stars out of 4. It’s a movie you must see to experience the direction that movie making is going towards. The movie runs 2 hours and 40mins. It’s rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking. It was written and directed by James Cameron. It was produced by Lightstorm Entertainment. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.

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Next movie review: Sherlock Holmes

Eric Williamshttp://www.gstylemag.com
Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx. Chilled in Brooklyn, drove through Queens, and took a boat to Staten Island. A true New Yorker.

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