Avatar film notes

"You got your hand stuck in the plant pot again??!"

Directed By James Cameron


In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel

moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand.


  • Michael Biehn was considered for the role of Col. Quaritch. Cameron rejected him because he’d already cast Sigourney Weaver, and he didn’t want people to think it was Aliens (1986) all over again.
  • The film was originally planned to be completed for release in 1999. However the special effects wanted increased the budget to $400 million and no studio would fund it.
  • The movie is 40% live action and 60% photo-realistic CGI. A lot of motion capture technology was used for the CGI scenes.
  • To help the actors prepare for their roles, director James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes.
  • First movie to ever cross the US$2 billion mark worldwide.
  • “Avatar” is Sanskrit for “incarnation”. It is used extensively in Hindu scriptures to refer to human incarnations of God.

If you liked this you should see…

Alien (1986), Lord of The Rings (2001) , Alice In Wonderland (2010, at macrobert from 9th-15th April).

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One Response to Avatar film notes

  1. elmer mccoy says:

    I absolutely love “Avatar”. This movie is not just another Hollywood entertainment without a meaning kinda piece. It has a very sculpted message, one that is quite in line with a new age philosophy of oneness with the nature. Cameron totally deserves the rewards and profit this movie is still collecting. I hope 2nd one will be coming out soon, even with a stronger message and great new adventures and characters. I am buying a new 3D TV next year just for that lol

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