Its Elementary My Dear Na’Vi
Keywords: Nature, Bonds, Na’Vi, Unobtanium, this is great…
Avatar, another epic movie directed by James Cameron. I went to see it 9 days after the first opening (17th December) because of..yeah, no cash. So that day I went to see it with my lady while I wear in blacky attire, my lady styled up with all pink attire which was so cute and beautiful.
So the movie story sets up on a distant planet called Pandora, very distant planet that they have cryo-sleep about 5 years to get there. Humans have discovered a new elements, ore whatever called the Unobtanium that is so rare on earth that it costs billions for a fraction of it. I haven’t heard of Unobtanium since “The Core” movie. Enter Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a disabled ex-marine that is replacing his twin brother on the Avatar project because he died on some mishap. Jake acts like a kid, seriously like a kid who have been brought to some kind of fun-house. While everyone is serious, his new experiences there made him very exited, very exited when he is in Na’Vi form that he could walk again and feel his feet back.
So whats up with the Avatar project? this project that has been developed for years by a group of scientist lead by Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) to blend in with the original indigenous race called Na’Vi to better understand their lives and all. The Na’Vi and all the living things on this planet are super-sized Unobtanium radiation or something? I don’t know. They called the humans “Sky People” and they are not pleased having them on their planet.
CG has made Pandora a very beautiful place, you see giant forests at day and the beautiful luminescence of the forests at night, coupled with some swirling flying lizards. So the story goes when Jake and team mates went for an expedition in the forests, trouble arise and he got lost. Thats when he met up with a female Na’Vi, Neytiri… because of some bizarre incident, she brought him back to the Na’Vi colony and there Jake (or jakesully as the Na’Vi called) learned how to be a true Na’Vi, subsequently falling in love with Neytiri. Its not long before trouble starts, emotions starts pouring in, actions coming to place and an epic scene arises.
What I learned from this movie was how tight the bonds between the Na’Vi and the nature. Their hair have this thingy which could be connected to animals such as Pa’li (horse like creature) and Ikran (bird like creature) and maybe more creatures including Toruk the big nasty dino-bird. Everything on this planet seems to be connected somehow, their god Eywa is all around them and they have big respect for the nature unlike us humans, bigger that humans I say. The Na’Vi represents the beauty of nature and how well they respect it while the humans represents the greed itself that threatens the nature to their extinction. All that Unobtanium mining has destroyed the Pandora’s natural life, we humans are seen as the bad guys in this movie.
I know some people will thing the Na’Vis are kinda ugly..well to tell you the truth Neytiri is the only Na’Vi that is beautiful. Jake in Na’Vi form is cool enough that he even said it himself “This is great”, that goes to all human-Na’Vi hybrid.I give double thumbs up to the epic CG work, all nature is surreal and breath-taking beautiful.
Some scene touched my heart, seriously.. the scene where Jake came back to the Na’Vi, riding “the baddest cat in the sky”, Toruk earning him the title “Toruk Makto”. And also when the Eywa answered Jake’s prayers, all the wild animals helped them against the advancing human army. There’s always the funny scene here and there in this movie. I give a perfect 10 for this movie, you must watch it on theaters to really feel this movie, its worth losing RM7 I guarantee. Hmm… the next movie would be…