• Avatar (2009)

Avatar

Release Date: December 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2010

PG-13 |2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet's environment is poisonous, human/Na'vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na'vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.

Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder

Director: James Cameron

Genres: Fantasy , Science fiction , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Dune, Ingenious Film Partners, Lightstorm Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Soldier, Rise, Creative, Forbidden love, Quest, Love, Rivalry, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Much of the time, though, you're transfixed by the beauty of a spectacle that seems all of a piece. Special effects have been abolished, in effect, since the whole thing is so special. show more

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Cinematography
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Directing
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)