Runtime: 2 hrs, 36 m
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Avatar Plot: What's the story?
In the epic action adventure fantasy "Avatar", James Cameron, the director of "Titanic", takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love - as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.
The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what we consider to be a primate level, but they are actually much more evolved than humans. Ten feet tall and blue skinned, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened – and their warrior abilities unleashed.
Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.
As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.
Conceived 14 years ago and over four years in the making, "Avatar" breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story and reinvents the moviegoing experience.
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Avatar Cast: Who are the actors?
- Sam Worthington
Fractured, Avatar 2
- Zoe Saldana
Avengers: Endgame, Avatar 2
- Sigourney Weaver
Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Avatar 2
- Wes Studi
A Dog's Way Home, Planes: Fire and Rescue
- C.C.H. Pounder
- Michelle Rodriguez
Fast & Furious 9, The Fate of the Furious
Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Avatar?
- More than ten years in the making, "Avatar" marks Cameron's return to feature directing since helming 1997's "Titanic", the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong", will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.
Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Avatar?
A look at the Avatar behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Cameron last directed Aliens of the Deep and Titanic. The film's writer James Cameron last wrote Alita: Battle Angel and Sanctum.
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Production Timeline: When did the Avatar come together?
On or about November 26, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.
On or about December 24, 2008 • The film was in Post-Production status.
Avatar Release Date: When was it released?Avatar was released in 2009 on Friday, December 18, 2009 in 3,452 theaters. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Nine, The Young Victoria and Fall Down Dead. IMAX 3-D and conventional 3-D theaters
- United States
- December 18, 2009 Nationwide IMAX 3-D and conventional 3-D theaters
- December 18, 2009
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Thursday, April 22, 2010
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