Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience
takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home. James Cameron, Oscar-winning director of Titanic
, first conceived the film 15 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of production, Avatar
, a live action film with a new generation of special effects, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. 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 DNA from the natives of Pandora--the Na'vi.
Reborn in this avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'Vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan and learns to become one of them. As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide nothing less than the fate of the entire world.
|Reformatted, Science Fiction
Best Film Produced Non-Exclusively for the Giant Screen, GSCA 2010 Achievement Awards
|Re-released as Avatar: Special Edition for a limited 2-week run in IMAX 3D theaters on August 27, 2010, featuring 9 additional minutes of new footage.
- Alternate Titles:
December 18, 2009
- Status: In Distribution
- 3D: Yes
- Run Time: 165 minutes
- Format: 35mm reformatted to 15/70, Digital
- Produced By:
Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Giant Studios, Ingenious Film Partners, Lightstorm Entertainment
- Executive Producer: Colin Wilson
- Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau, Brooke Breton, Josh McLaglen
- Director: James Cameron
- Associate Producer: Janace Tashjian
- Writer: James Cameron
- Cinematography: Mauro Fiore
- Sound Editor:
- Visual Effects:
- Music/Score: James Horner
- Other Credits: Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez