Long awaited James Cameron's Avatar in cinema's this week!
Avatar, is an American 3-D science fiction epic film written and directed by James Cameron, and was released on December 16, 2009 by 20th Century Fox. The film is co-produced by Lightstorm Entertainment, and focuses on an epic conflict on Pandora, an inhabited Earth-sized satellite of Polyphemus, one of three fictional gas giants orbiting Alpha Centauri A.
On Pandora, human colonists and the sentient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of Pandora, the Na'vi, engage in a war over the planet's resources and the latter's continued existence. The term "Avatar" comes from the Sanskrit word Avatāra, which means "descent" or "form of oneself".
The film will be released in 2D and 3D formats, along with an IMAX 3D release in selected theaters. The film is being touted as a breakthrough in terms of filmmaking technology, for its development of 3D viewing and stereoscopic filmmaking with cameras that were specially designed for the film's production. The film has been rated PG-13 by the United States MPAA for "intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking". In A.D. 2154, the story’s protagonist, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is a former U.S. Marine
who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. Jake is selected to participate in the Avatar program, which will enable him to walk. Jake travels to Pandora, a lush and sentient-inhabited jungle-covered satellite of Polyphemus, one of three gas giants that orbit Alpha Centauri A, 4.3 light years from Earth.
Pandora's biosphere is filled with incredible life forms, some beautiful, many terrifying. This world is also home to the Na’vi, a sentient humanoid race, who are considered primitive yet are more physically capable than humans. Standing three meters tall with tails and sparkling blue skin, the Na’vi live in harmony with their unspoiled world.
As humans encroach deeper into Pandora's forests in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi unleash their formidable warrior abilities to defend their threatened existence.
Directed by James Cameron
Starring Sam Worthington
Music by James Horner
Studio Lightstorm Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) December 16, 2009 (World premiere)
December 17, 2009 (Puerto Rico, Australia & New Zealand)
December 18, 2009 (USA)