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Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana




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ALIENS and THE TERMINATOR director James Cameron returns to the genre that made him famous with AVATAR. As an avatar (a human mind housed in an alien body), an ex-Marine finds his inner conflict competes with the far-flung war he must fight. This sci-fi film reunites the director with his ALIENS actress, Sigourney Weaver, and it co-stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Michelle Rodriguez. Cameron also brings on WETA, the special effects team behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in his efforts to create this 3-D film filled with awe-inspiring CGI.

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Overview

ALIENS and THE TERMINATOR director James Cameron returns to the genre that made him famous with AVATAR. As an avatar (a human mind housed in an alien body), an ex-Marine finds his inner conflict competes with the far-flung war he must fight. This sci-fi film reunites the director with his ALIENS actress, Sigourney Weaver, and it co-stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Michelle Rodriguez. Cameron also brings on WETA, the special effects team behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in his efforts to create this 3-D film filled with awe-inspiring CGI.

Awards:
2010 - Academy Awards - Best Art Direction Winner
2010 - Academy Awards - Best Visual Effects Winner

Main Cast & Crew

James Cameron - Director
Sam Worthington
Zoe Saldana
Sigourney Weaver
Joel David Moore
Giovanni Ribisi
Wes Studi
Michelle Rodriguez
CCH Pounder
Laz Alonso
Dileep Rao

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (DVD)
  • Run Time: 162
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543656135
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking)
  • Release Date: April 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Related Keywords:
Aliens
Science-Fiction
Computer Animation
Theatrical Release
Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Soldiers
Science Fiction

 

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Reviews:
"An extraordinary act of visual imagination....To see AVATAR is to feel like you understand filmmaking in three dimensions for the first time." - 12/11/2009 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "With the game-changing, magnificent visual spectacle that is AVATAR, writer/director James Cameron can be crowned king of the virtual world." - 12/16/2009 USA Today


4 stars out of 4 -- "AVATAR is not simply a sensational entertainment, although it is that. It's a technical breakthrough." - 12/11/2009 Chicago Sun-Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "Cameron wants us to appreciate the world he's toile to make....His Pandora is a revelation -- truly a must see." - 12/16/2009 Box Office


"As a spectacle, AVATAR is indelible -- a true rush..." -- Grade: B - 12/25/2009 Entertainment Weekly


"[A] trippy joy ride about the end of life....An Emersonian exploration of the invisible world of the spirit filled with Cameronian rock 'em, sock 'em pulpy action." - 12/18/2009 New York Times


"[AVATAR] delivers unique spectacle, breathtaking sights, narrative excitement and an overarching anti-imperialist, back-to-nature theme....[T]he picture is a triumph..." - 12/10/2009 Variety


"[Cameron] brings science-fiction movies into the 21st century with the jaw-dropping wonder that is AVATAR." - 12/10/2009 Hollywood Reporter


5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's utterly captivating. A glistening banquet for the senses." - 12/11/2009 Total Film


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Here's a filmmaker who knows how to harness technology to storytelling....Cameron's talent really is as big as his dreams. - 01/21/2010 Rolling Stone


"Cameron has managed to get genuine performances....Worthington and especially Saldana do a terrific job of imbuing their characters with life and spirit..." - 12/18/2009 Washington Post


"[A]s heartfelt as it is spectacular...As a showman Cameron will not be denied." - 12/18/2009 Movieline


4 stars out of 5 -- "AVATAR turns out to be a work of imagination on an industrial scale....The last act shifts from carefully cultivated enchantment to all-out action." - 06/01/2010 Empire


4 stars out of 4 -- "From the barely noticeable sci-fi/tech details to the mind-blowing Pandora landscapes, this is a movie that truly transports an audience." - 04/22/2010 Premiere


"Cameron’s blockbuster allegory isn’t subtle -- his films rarely are -- but it is pointed..." - 12/18/2020 The Atlantic

 

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