Avatar (2009)

On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na’vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved.

Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora.

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldana).

As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.

Functioning as both an action-packed war movie and an allegory for our own beleaguered planet, Avatar smashed big set pieces together with big emotion to rousing effect.

2009 | PG-13 | 2h 42m | Action, Adventure, Fantasy