Avatar is an epic science fiction film directed, and written by James Cameron and co-produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. The groundwork for the movie began when James Cameron wrote an 80-page draft for the movie in 1994 but was held back from starting its filming process as the required technology was not yet developed to make the movie realistic.
The budget for the movie was around $237 million because of the new technology used in the making of the movie by Wellington’s Weta Digital (a digital visual effects company), to achieve Cameron’s vision. With $150 million for promotion, the film’s complete budget was around $387 million. The movie was released in 2009 and has the most praiseworthy and innovative visual effects and motion graphics. The film was released in a normal theatre setup, in 3D, and in some parts of South Korea, it was available in 4D viewing.
During its release in the theatre, Avatar surpassed several box office records, prompting the film to be the highest-grossing film of the time. It continued to be the world’s highest-grossing film until the release of Avenger’s Endgame movie. It is said to be the second-highest grossing movie after 1939’s Gone with the Wind film with more than $3 billion. The movie has won three Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography.
“The plot of the movie begins with humans having exhausted all of Earth’s natural resources, creating an extreme energy crisis. Due to this, they need a valuable mineral called unobtanium found on Pandora, a habitable moon having a 10-foot tall blue human resembling species identified as Na’vi. Pandora’s atmosphere is poisonous to humans due to which the scientists use ‘Avatars’, a Na’vi hybrid controlled by genetically matched humans.
Paraplegic former Marine Jake Sully decides to take his deceased twin brother’s place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora after his brother was killed in a robbery. Jake’s role in the mission was to act as a bodyguard for the scientists. While guiding the avatars of the scientists and the head of the program named Grace, Jake’s avatar is attacked by Thanatos (a dangerous creator on Pandora’s biosphere) and is rescued by a female Navi named Neytiri.
Things take a turn when Neytiri invites Jake to her clan. Parker Selfridge and Colonel Miles Quaritch who is head of RDA’s private security force tell Jake of their greedy corporate intentions of driving off the native humanoid Na’vi in order to mine for the precious material scattered under a giant tree called Hometree.
In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers knowledge, of the primitive race and their culture, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of the avatar identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful Na’vi Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the former marine soldier to take a stand and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora” as told by the IMDb review.
Avatar – The Way of Water Trailer
Recently, the makers have officially dropped a teaser trailer for the sequel of this movie. Through the teaser, you can dive once again into the fictional world set by James Cameron.
Where To Watch Avatar?
This concludes that Avatar is not based on a true story because as mentioned by the director James Cameron itself, Avatar is a science fiction movie. Also, the sequel to the movie Avatar- The Way of the water and Avatar 3 have been scheduled to be released in December 2022 and December 2024. So, do watch Avatar on Disney+.