Avatar is certainly the film pushing science fiction to the next level. This movie has immediately had a huge success in the US from his first week after being released and is believed to repeat the same in Europe where it will be distributed in January.
The success is certainly no accident. Many movies have tried to bring a 3D appearance to them but none so far has succeeded. Avatar has changed all that.
3D Effects from Another World
James Cameron had in mind the idea for the movie since 1995 but realised he did not have the technological means to go on with the production. He worked along with the top minds of the industry to develop the motion capture technologies which make Avatar one of the most spectacular and jaw dropping 3D films out there.
The story is set in 2154 on Pandora, a toxic planet light years from the Earth, populated by blue skinned Na’vi indigenous. The protagonist Jake Sully, a disabled ex-marine, has been selected by the RDA corporation for the planet colonisation “Avatar” project. He enters the hostile environment with his consciousness in the body of an artificial Na’vi in order to better cope with the natural and survive without oxygen.
Jake will eventually find himself blending with the native population through Neytiri, a female Na’vi who will make him part of the tribe’s culture and the natural environment. Throughout the story, the ex-soldier will strive between his aim of establishing peace between humans and Na’vi and, on the other hand, the occupation interests of the corporation.