WARNING: Potential Spoilers.
For Cameron, this movie has been around 12 years in the making, and you can see why. Based around 150 years in the future, Australian Actor Sam Worthington stars as our hero who is called in to replace his soldier brother, who was killed in the line of action. Corporate greed dominates the universe, and sees the human race travelling to different planets for mining resources. Where the storyline sends us, is a humble, peaceful planet that has rock which is worth over $20 million a kilo. However, an alien race lives on top of the richest plantation and refuse to budge. But the shareholders won’t take no for an answer and are ready for an all-out-war.
This is where the Avatar comes in. Scientists have created replicas of the blue creatures, which are physically alien, but have the mind of a human. The only way to operate the ‘Avatar‘ is to tap into the mind, which in the film reminds me of The Matrix. Once connected in, you can see and feel everything your Avatar does, and blend in with the actual alien colony.
It nearly lost a point because of a song on the end credits. James Cameron – if I discover that song was by Celine Dion, you’ll lose a point.