Avatar movie best moments onlineFirst film to ever cross the $2 billion worldwide, about Avatar identity, world of Pandora and his native humanoid Na'vi who can access their global network to upload and download memories. It is 40% live action and 60% photo-realistic CGI where each frame took an average of 47 hours to complete. The New York Film Critics Online honored the film with its Best Picture award.
Cast and charactersSam Worthington as Corporal Jake Sully ( a disabled former Marine who becomes part of the Avatar Program ), Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine ( an exobiologist and head of the Avatar Program ), Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacon ( a combat pilot assigned to support the Avatar Program ), Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge ( the corporate administrator for the RDA mining operation and one of the film's primary antagonists ), Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman ( an anthropologist who studies plant and nature life as part of the Avatar Program ), Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch ( the head of the mining operation's security detail ), Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel ( a scientist who works in the Avatar Program ), Zoe Saldana as Neytiri ( the film's female Na'vi protagonist, princess of the Omaticaya ), C. C. H. Pounder as Mo'at ( the Omaticaya's spiritual leader, Neytiri's mother, and consort to clan leader Eytucan ), Laz Alonso as Tsu'tey ( is heir to the chieftainship of the tribe ), Wes Studi as Eytucan ( the Omaticaya's clan leader, Neytiri's father and Mo'at's mate).
Music and soundtrack
Composer James Horner first created a score that reflected the Na'vi way of sound and then combined it with a separate "traditional" score to drive the film. British singer Leona Lewis was chosen to sing the theme song for the film, called I See You
AwardsAvatar has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The New York Film Critics Online honored the film with its Best Picture award. The film also received nine nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, winning in the Best Action Film and several technical categories. It won two of the St. Louis Film Critics awards: Best Visual Effects and Most Original, Innovative or Creative Film. Avatar also picked up four nominations for the 67th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director. Avatar movie also received eight nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), including: Best Film, Director, Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Avatar movie is considered to be a front runner for Best Picture at the 82nd Academy Awards.
Film bookAvatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora, a 224-page book in the form of a field guide to the film's fictional setting of the planet of Pandora, was released by Harper Entertainment on November 24, 2009.
QuotesJake Sully "Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up. In cryo you don't dream at all."
Colonel Miles Quaritch "You are not in Kansas any more. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact, every second of every day. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na'vi."
Jake Sully "One life ends... Another begins."
Norm Spellman "The concept is that every driver is matched to his own Avatar."
Norm Spellman "Grace Augustine is a legend. She's the head of the Avatar program, she wrote the book. I mean literally wrote the book on Pandoran botany. That's because she likes plants better than people."
Parker Selfridge "Unobtanium... because this little gray rock sells for 20 million a kilo. That's the only reason. It's what pays for the whole party."
Colonel Miles Quaritch "Avatar program is a bad joke. Bunch a limp dick science majors."
Neytiri "You're like a baby, making noise, don't know what to do."
Moat "It is hard to fill a cup which is already full."
Neytiri "It's a female. Easy girl That is Sa'helu, the bond."
Norm Spellman "The Hallelujah mountains? That's right. Are you serious? Yeah. The legendary floating mountains of Pandora, heard of them?"
Neytiri "Ikran is not horse. When Sa'helu is made... Ikran will fly well. Only one hunter in the whole life. To become Aron'yu, hunter... You must choose your own Ikran and he must choose you. When? When you are ready."
Jake Sully "Neytiri calls me Scoun. It means moron."
Jake Sully "She talks about a network of energy. That flows through all living things. She says, all energy is only borrowed. And one day you have to give it back."
Neytiri "My grandfather's grandfather was Toruk Makto. Rider of last shadow."
Jake Sully "Na'vi say, every person is born twice. The second time is when you earn your place among the people, forever."
Dr. Grace Augustine "What we think we know, is that there's some kind of electro chemical communication between the roots of the trees. Like synapses between neurons. And each tree has 10 to the fourth connections to the trees around it. And there are 10 to the tvelfth trees on Pandora. Which is a lot, I'm guessing. It's more connections than in the human brain."
Dr. Grace Augustine "It's a global network, and the Na'vi can access it. They can upload and download data."
Neytiri "Our Great Mother does not take sides Jake. She protects only the balance of life."
Jake Sully "The time of Great Sorrow was ending. Toruk Makto was no longer needed."
Jake Sully "I don't want to be late for my own party. It's my birthday after all. This is Jake Sully signing off. "