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“The stunning visuals and production aside, this movie was to me, James Cameron spitting in my face with a condescending story that we've heard before and what could be the epitome
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“As Woopak said it ... A movie so good that inspired Sharrie to write poetry!”
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“An epic science fiction spectacle about greedy industrialists coming to a paradise-like planet in order to subjugate the native peoples with military forces so that they can mine a
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“James Cameron's Surprisingly great sci-fi film that thrilled and wowed me. Amazingly done with a mind-staggering budget of $ 260 million.”
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“Okay, in all fairness I only hate it when I think of how much it cost to make it and how monumentally unoriginal it was. What can I say, I'm not in it for the special effects.”
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Avatar is a 2009 American science fiction epic film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang. The film is set in the year 2154, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a sentient humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi and human hybrid bodies used by several human characters to interact with the natives of Pandora.

Development on Avatar began in 1994, when Cameron wrote an 80-page scriptment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for a planned release in 1999, but according to Cameron, the necessary technology was not yet available to achieve his vision of the film. Work on the language for the film's extraterrestrial beings began in summer 2005, and Cameron began developing the screenplay and fictional universe in early 2006.

Avatar was officially budgeted at US$237 million. Other estimates put the cost between $280 million and $310 million for production, and at $150 million for promotion. The film was released for traditional two-dimensional projectors, as well as in 3-D, using the RealD 3D, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D and IMAX 3D formats, and also in ...

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Director: James Cameron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 18, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: James Cameron
Runtime: 162 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Lunch Average Rating: +3.2 (543 ratings)
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