Avatar movie review

Will James Cameron’s new blockbuster leave you feeling blue?

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.


It’s not enough to just be pretty.
Anthony has been reviewing movies for over 25 years (it may be longer now as he may have forgotten to add an extra year on). He lectures in journalism at the prestigious Queensland University of Technology and in addition to freelance writing, works with the charity Hands Across The Water. In a busy life, insomnia is his friend.
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