Monday, 29 November 2010

Avatar Review





The Avatar scenery is something to look at in complete awe. The level of detail that helps bring them to life is incredible. There are two very different but both very strong atmospheres in this film. The human world of Hell's Gate and the Alien world of Pandora contast so much, just like black and white. Hell's Gate is contained with grey tones, metal, technology and smoke; an industrial world. Whereas the jungle is full of colour, air, life without machines; a beautiful world. It comes to a point where the audience feels like they live in the jungle and the human world is infact the alien world. Warren Samu has also noticed this, 'The film builds up to an inevitable showdown between the human race, fighting with their automatic machine guns, their flamethrowers, their mech-like suits and ships, and the native Na’vi, fighting on horseback, on top of flying banshee, shooting arrows.'

It is enjoyable to see the extreme creation in this made up world, a world so thought about that it looks as real as the one we live in. Every plant and animal has been thought about, in design and movement. For example the Helicoradians that Jake Sully touches in the film are designed from the Christmas Tree Worm that surround coral reefs on earth. A very beautiful colourful created. 'The Helicoradians were originally inspired by the feathery feeding structures of the Christms tree worm, a tube worm common on coral reels' Fitzpatrick, 2010,117.

'...all living beings are connected and that those who seek to exploit nature rather than respect it will only destroy themselves.' Adams, 2009. Mike Adams has decoded a very power message in the film, it sums up everything about this masterpiece.


Samu, W, (2009), Hubpages, (Accessed on 30/11/10)

Adams, M, (2009), Natural News,, (Accessed on 30/11/10)

Fitzpatrick, Lisa, (2009),THE MAKING OF AVATAR, New York, ABRAMS

Figure 1. Avatar Movie Poster, [Digital Poster],, (Accessed on 30.11.10)

Fig. 2, Powers Robert, Helicoradians, Photoshop, (2010), THE MAKING OF AVATAR, page 117, New York, ABRAMS

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