What’s it about?
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 the planet.
What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: This is simply Dances With Wolves in space. Except not as good.
Yes, it’s pretty and the fx are impressive but there’s no escaping that even Ferngully did this story better.