Avatar is perhaps one of the most hyped movies of all time. This is because it came into the market when the revolutionary 3 dimension television was entering the world market. Even more hype was drawn to it due its characters in that are lifelike and the special effects that channel through the viewer's mind as the plot unfolds. James Cameron the director places the storyline in a convincing manner fusing the main parts of the movie namely, the plot, the dialogue, the characters, settings and the themes that make it quite a good movie to catch.
The storyline basically evolves around a solder in the US army who happens to be paralyzed half of his body. Due to technological advancements a way through which humans could be transformed into hybrid nature called 'avatar' exists. The avatar's mission is to explore outside destinations. The soldier is recruited to be the traveler to a moon known as the Pandora. As events unfold the viewer is taken into a mental rollercoaster of the Pandora land. Beautiful scenery and untamed thick forests with characters having supernatural powers is what greets the viewer.
However conflict arises as the plot picks when the main character Jack Sully falls in love not only with the land but also with Neitiri an inhabitant of the Pandora or the Navi. This was against the wishes of the human creators of the main character the avatar. Soon it's discovered that massive resources exist in Pandora and the human greed takes over. It's decided that the Navis are to be moved by force but the power of determination and good eventually triumphs.
The plot of Avatar is in my opinion is original as it's characterized by unique features and motion effects that makes it possible for one to be glued on the screen. Its one of the few elements of the movie that makes it recommended to movie audiences to watch. Also, dialogue of the characters is good as it's minimal but very relevant. Cameron has used nonverbal or body language of the characters to communicate with the audience about the story. For instance the ability of the avatar to do things in amazing is self explanatory to the viewer.
The characters of the movie are unique but very simple in their action. The development of their traits is evident as the movie goes on. The main character, Sully begins the movie as a wounded soldier whom its expected to be weak and dull due to the fact of his condition however as he turns into the avatar the experience of Pandora freedom seems to be opening for amore vibrant person but also a kind and adventurous person. Neytri on the other hand is seen as a more down to earth lady who is principled and who cannot trade anything for her people.
In addition those two main characters the other supporting casts help bring out the themes of the movie which include imperialism and greed in the society. It's noted that the storyline also includes position whereby the humans discover a fortune in the Pandora and don't care if the moon's in habitants exist or not. They invade with superior weapons and attack the planet but the forces of nature counter attack them. Environmentalism is a theme is that depict what people can do not only in Pandora but on earth to destroy the environment. This is perhaps an indirect movie that promotes greenness on earth.
Having looked at the elements of the movie one can decide to take a good look at the criticism that has been on the increase regarding the movie. First are the fantastic computer graphic and the imagery. This is the best movie that has brought life to the graphics industry. There has been a revolution and a growth over the years in the graphics industry that has seen amore acceptable standard of the movie industry. The graphic are believable and if watched on the 3D format they can be quite entertaining.
Another interesting feature of the movie is the director himself who has had a completely different approach in his works and approaches. This means if one likes adventurous movies with characters with determination and vibrancy this is the movie to catch. However the movie can also be counter analyzed. This means it has some characteristics that are a setback. First, the story line is too predictable at some point. The viewer is able to tell that in the long rub the triumph will go a particular side. This is one feature that makes great movies to have a shorter lifespan. The director ought to have left suspense at the end or at the anticlimax but chose not to, this may have cost the movie an interesting feature.
Some critics have also pointed out that the plot of the movie is not original although its set up in the unique environment. There have been movies that had similar approaches like that of the avatar. However since the new concept of graphical development is introduced the originality is quickly covered. The company that produces such movies argued on this point that perhaps since it had improved the making of the movies using the 3D concept, perhaps it could appeal to more audiences. Despite depicting the 'White man save the day" notion the movies has strong ant-colonialism and environment message.
The movie thus is one of the great must watch because of the above stated reasons. Its one of the most expensive movies of all time and one may clearly say that the work wasn't in vain.