LUX Review: Blockbuster Hit of Avatar
From the captivating tell of one unlikely disabled hero, Jake Sully, Avatar captivates your attention beyond the 2 plus hours of storyline.
“We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth’s energy crisis. Because the atmosphere of Pandora is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human ‘drivers’ have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with the DNA from the natives of Pandora. the Na’vi.” –Avatarmovie.com
From its tech-savvy special effects to the outrageous graphics, this blockbuster is definitely worth spending the extra cash to see in IMAX. Not to mention the hit cast, this included Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriquez, Giovanni Ribisi and Wes Studi.
The one thing I loved most about this film is that it was written and directed by James Cameron who had to wait almost 15 years for technology to catch up with this concept for a script. Did you know it’s also the most expensive movie made to date? This fact alone can be reason enough to see it for yourself.
There’s a lot of hidden meaning within the writing that definitely gets you thinking how humans would be perceived if there was life on other planets. Definitely the value for nature or lack of appreciation of the environment was evident in the story. Though, the humans who do hold the perspective of the people of Pandora also provide a different lens to evaluate life from. One must wonder would we be brave enough to do the same if faced with our own life being threatened?
Powerful, provocative and deeply moving, we’d have to say that this tops our list of FAV LUX films of 2009. So if you find that you have some down time and are looking for something to do this 3-day weekend, you might want to put this on your LUX to-do list!
LUX Nation, we’d love to hear your feedback! Is Avatar a LUX winner or pass in your book?