Avatar Movie Review, Plot, Overview and Cast


Avatar is a 2009 American sci-fi movie directed by James Cameron. It is marketed as James Cameron’s Avatar and is set in the mid-22nd century when humans are colonizing Pandora. A lush habitable moon of a gas faint in the Alpha Centauri star system.


Movie Overview

Director : James Cameron


Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau.

Writer: James Cameron.

Music by: James Horner.

Editors: Stephen Rivkin, John Refona, and James Cameron.

Cinematography: Mauro Fiore.

Distributor: 20th Century Fox.

Release date: December 10, 2009 (London). December 18,2009 (United States).

Duration: 162 minutes.

Country: United States.

Avatar Movie Cast

  • Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, also as Jake’s deceased twin brother ‘Tommy.
  • Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch.
  • Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacón.
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge.
  • Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman.
  • Dileep Rai as Dr. Max Palel.
  • Zoe Saldana as Neytiri.
  • CCH Pounder as Mo’at
  • Wes Studi as Eytukan.
  • Laz Alonso as Tsu’tey.

Avatar Movie Plot

In 2154, humans depleted Earth’s natural resources, which led to a severe energy crisis. The RDA (Resources Development Administration) mined a valuable mineral unobtanium in Pandora. Pandora is a densely forested habitable moon orbiting Polyphemus.

A fictional gas giant in the Alpha Centaur Star System. The atmosphere in Pandora is poisonous to humans, and is inhabited by the Na’vi (a species of 10-foot tall, blue-skinned, sapient humanoids) that live harmony with nature and worship a mother goddess named Eywa.

In order to explore Pandora’s biosphere, scientist used Na’vi human called Avatars, which are operated by genetically matched humans.

Jake Sully replaced his deceased identical twin brother as an operator of one avatar. Dr. Grace Augustine (the head of the Avatar program) considered Jake as an inadequate replacement.

But accepts his assignment as a bodyguard. While escorting the avatars,Jake’s avatar was attacked by a thanator and flee into the forest, he was rescued by a female Na’vi named Neytiri. She takes him to her clan, her mother Mo’at (the clan’s spiritual leader) orders Neytiri to initiate Jake into their society.

The head of RDA;s private security force, Colonel Miles Quaritch, promises jake that the company ill restore his legs if he gets information about the Na’vi and their gathering place (a giant tree called Hometree).

As days went by, Jake and Neytiri falls in love and Jake grows to sympathize with the Na’vi. Jake and Neytiri chose each other as mates after Jake was initiated into the tribe.

Later on, Jake reveals his change of allegiance when he wanted o disable a bulldozer that wants to destroy a sacred Na’vi site. Quarith showed Administrator Parker Selfridge a video recording of Jake’s attack on the bulldozer and when he admitted that Na’vi will never abandon Hometree.


Grace argued that destroying the Hometree could damage the Biological Neural Network, Parker gave Grace and Jake an hour to convince the Na’vi to leave before they begin their attack.

Jake told the Na;vi that he was a spy, and they take him and Grace captive. Quaritch’s men destroyed the Hometree, killing Neytiri’s father and many other Na’vi. Neytiri’s mother frees Jake and Grace.

But they are detached from their avatars and were imprisoned by Quaritch’s forces. They were set free by Pilot Trudy Chacón, who was disgusted by  Quaritch’s brutality.

In rder to regain Na’vi’s trust, Jake connects his mind to that of Toruk (a dragon-like predator feared and honored by the Na’vi). Jake gathers the clan to battle against the RDA. A pre-emptive strike is organized by Quaritch, against the tree of souls. He believed that by destroying it.

It will demoralize the natives. Before the battle, Jake prays to Eywa through a neural connection with the tree of souls to intercede on behalf of the Na’vi.

During the battle, the Na’vi suffered heavy casualties, but are rescued when Pandoran wildlife joined the attack and overcome the humans. Quaritch escaped and breaks open the avatar link unit containing Jake’s human body, exposing it to Pandora’s poisonous atmosphere.


Neytiri killed Quarritch and saved Jake from suffocation and saw his human form for the first time. Jake is permanently transferred into his avatar with the aid of the tree of souls. While all humans are expelled from Pandora and sent back to Earth.


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