Review: Avatar

The Na’vi people of Pandora dive through the Hallelujah mountains on banshee’s, enjoying their endless freedom. Avatar is the story of an ex-marine, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), who joins a corporation that studies the world of Pandora. The inhabitants of the planet, the Omaticaya clan, live in tune with all other living things on Pandora; it is seen as one big network. This system is in direct conflict with the humans’ goals of ripping apart the forest to extract a valuable mineral. The air on Pandora is poisonous to humans, and the Omaticaya reject them for the only thing they brought to Pandora is destruction. So, Pandora is no paradise for humans.

Avatar 1To reach the indigenous people, humans created avatars that look, talk, and walk like them: a human mind in an alien body. Jake Sully is sent into Pandora in his twin brother’s avatar, but instead of searching for information to run tests, he falls in love with the land along with an Omaticaya, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana).

Because of this, the two worlds are both upset and go into battle. Jake sides with the indigenous people and brings all of Pandora’s creatures to come and defend their world.

The movie was epic, adventurous and romantic, and seeing it in IMAX 3-D at AMC 30 in Olathe, made it all.

Seeing Pandora and its people so close up and gigantic, it made me feel like part of the world. The best part about the movie was Pandora itself. The plants, trees and wildlife had a bioluminescence that was amazing to see on the big screen.

The special effects have made the movie as popular as it is; the beauty and elegance of it is breathtaking. Also, the film has a message. The Omiticaya were so in touch with nature, and as a result they were intelligent, healthy, strong in all areas of life, and happy. Going to see Avatar in IMAX 3-D is worth every penny. The movie costs $14 dollars a ticket for the IMAX 3-D experience and $13 for only 3-D