Avatar is an epic science fiction film that was released in 2009. It was directed by James Cameron. Avatar takes place in the year 2154. In the movie, humans have greatly damaged Earth's atmosphere so much that hey have turned their attention towards Pandora. Pandora is a moon that has many natural resources that humans need to survive. They are beginning to harvest Pandora for its resources. Pandora is populated by the Na'vi people, who are tall, thin, blue creatures.
The humans have figured out how to inhabit Na'vi bodies as a way to explore Pandora. They operate them as if they were characters in a computer game, basically using them as avatars. One human, Jake Sully, is the main character. Jake is a paraplegic in real life and his avatar character is a bodyguard for scientists doing work on Pandora. One day, while protecting the scientists, he is attacked and then rescued by Neytiri. Neytiri is a beautiful female Na'vi.
Neytiri takes Jake to the Hometree, where the Na'vi live and she introduces him to the rest of the clan. Many of the Na'vi are suspicious of Jake but Neytiri believes in him. Over a period of three months, Jake and Neytiri begin to fall in love and they choose each other as life mates. The humans are furious at Jake for his betrayal and tell him they will give him legs again if he comes back to their base. Jake says no and the humans become furious, they try to kill him and destroy the Hometree. Jake disables their bulldozers and leads the Na'vi in defending themselves from the humans. Some of the Na'vi distrust Jake and they believe he is a spy. During all the fighting many Na'vi, including Neytiri's father, are killed. Jake prays to Eywa, a goddess, to help him save the Na'vi people. In the end, the humans are banished from Pandora and Jake becomes an Na'vi permanently.
Avatar is a visually arresting film and it is long, at 162 minutes. There is a lot of action and fighting as well as romance between Jake and Neytiri. It stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver.
The arguments for why bringing Zoe Saldana into “Guardians of the Galaxy” are pretty obvious. 1) Obviously, she’s an actress well-versed in space films. She rocked in “Star Trek” and will no doubt do so again in May’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” 2) She’s comfortable being a different color. “Avatar,” anyone? 3) Oh, yeah… and she kicks butt. It’s no wonder that Marvel is trying to bring the stunning lady to their new “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Gamora.
Director James Cameron is thinking through his hallmark "Avatar" saga in detail that would make George Lucas proud. We'll all understand why the Oscar winner responsible for the two highest-grossing films of all time is exercising such foresight as to start thinking about a prequel fourth film before production has even begun on his planned first two direct sequels. As he joked with MTV.com, it's not like he has much source material laid out before him as certain colleagues have.
Sweet Zombie Jesus, James Cameron. Could we be staring down the day you claim the 10 or so highest-grossing films of all time? Well, it could certainly be surmised he might want at least five of the top six. A recent feature Showbiz 411 interview with Sigourney Weaver hints that Cameron has blocked off his next few years' itinerary for not one, not merely two, but three "Avatar" sequels. To quote the piece directly: "When [Weaver's new USA Network series] 'Political Animals' finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver's schedules: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center.
"Avatar" producer Jon Landau claims the blockbuster's sequel seems headed for inevitable delay, Empire reports. "2014 will be a tough date for us to make," Landau said. "It's about getting it right. "Movies make release dates; release dates don't make movies," he added. While he had to be the bearer of bad news concerning the possible bump to a 2015 release, Landau added that pre-production has indeed begun. As Empire speculates, that means that a possible third chapter could wait until possibly 2016 or 2017 at the earliest.