"A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home."
"Avatar brings us as close as cinema ever has to actually visiting an alien world. The beautiful environs, the exotic creatures and incredibly lifelike natives of Pandora arrest the senses, visually, aurally and emotionally. The world in Avatar is the true star of the show. The amount of detail and work that has gone into bringing this new world alive is seriously impressive, and it will be a while before we see anything that overtakes it in scope and quality. WETA Workshop and ILM have truly outdone themselves."
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Dad, Wayne, Kelly and I watched this movie the Saturday night before we came back to the flat. All I can say is... WOW! The almost three hours just flew by, because we were enjoying it so much. It was absolutely fantastic, helped in my case by the fact the audio description worked well, so I didn't miss out on anything, yet nobody else had to miss bits of the film to describe things. There was also a slight comedy element added by the audio description with comments like, "... he can even stay on a horse now," followed by a pause in the description in which he could be heard crashing about, and falling off the horse, at which point the person doing the description added, "but not for long." LOL! Mind you, though the audio description helped in my case, and added a couple of elements of comedy, it would have been an awesome movie even without it. Best movie I've seen in ages!