Avatar (3D)

Avatar (3D)

Avatar (3D)

US $500 million is huge and the epic sci-fi 3D product we get is equally breathtaking. ‘Avatar’ is perhaps the best in its genre, ever since Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’.

Here, we are, taken to the 22nd century where wheelchair-bound marine Jake Scully (Worthington) joins a group of corporate-backed scientists led by Dr Grace (Weaver) to convince the blue-skinned native population of a distant world called Pandora, to leave their beautiful home — an ancestral tree rooted above a huge deposit of a mineral called ‘Unobtainium’.

The scientists with their high- end technology are able to control their avatars that look exactly like the Na’vi: the tall-lean humanoid natives. And, on his first outing in his avatar in the jungle of Pandora, Jake is saved by a Na’vi female Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) before being captured by her clan. However, Jake is spared on the condition he learns the Na’vi way of life.

Meanwhile, back in the military base, Colonel Quaritch (Lang) tells Jake to spy on the Na’vis to make his task of removing the tribe easier. However, as Jake explores the Pandora world, with Neytiri for three months, he must now either follow his heart or the order of his boss.

‘Avatar’ is a combination of breathtaking visual effects, a sensitive love story and anger of the natives. At some points Cameron’s dialogue tends to get preachy stretching the film, but the visual spectacle with cutting edge settings, bail him out. From  floating mountains, flying beasts, third generation weapons and natural sceneries  are undeniably outstanding.

The cast of the film also fairly does their job. However, the female characters seem much more interesting. Saldana is exceptionally stunning as Neytiri. The romantic scenes between Saldana and Worthington are also out of the box, save for the ending.

Above all the mega show, the central theme of ‘Avatar’ remains human bond with nature and we can’t help but stand with the Na’vi tribe who fought for their home and survival.