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"Avatar" (2009)

The scoop on "Avatar" including movie photos, "Avatar" review, trailer, interviews, and cast list for this sc-fi action drama starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana and directed by James Cameron.

Synopsis: We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully (Worthington), a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. Because Pandora's atmosphere is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora... the Na'vi.

Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri (Saldana), saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.
  1. Michelle Rodriguez
  2. Sam Worthington
  3. Zoe Saldana

"Avatar" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "Avatar" starring Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana, and written, directed and produced by James Cameron.

Movie Review: "Avatar"
I don't like performance capture films. I'm not a big supporter of 3D and I hate, yes, hate (not just dislike or loathe) wearing 3D glasses. And I didn't drink the Kool-Aid and start out all gung-ho about James Cameron's return to directing with "Avatar." I thought the first trailer was ridiculous and just a showcase for Cameron's new favorite technology.

"Avatar" Exclusive Premiere Photos
"Avatar" premiere photos featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Laz Alonso, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Leona Lewis, James Cameron, Suzy Amis, Michelle Rodriguez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Bryan Singer, Bill Paxton, Audrina Patridge, Julia Anderson, and Virginia Madsen.

"Avatar" Gets August Re-Release
(July 2010) 20th Century Fox and James Cameron made it official today, announcing "Avatar's" return to theaters on August 27th (exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D). The studio also confirmed the "Avatar: Special Edition" release will include eight additional minutes of footage.

Stephen Lang Interview Video
Stephen Lang plays the villain in James Cameron's action epic, "Avatar," and at the BAFTA/LA Awards Season Tea Party Lang confessed it's good to play bad.

On the Blue Carpet - Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana plays a 9' tall blue warrior from the planet Pandora in "Avatar," written and directed by James Cameron. At the LA premiere, Saldana and co-star Dileep Rao talked about working on this epic adventure and working with James Cameron.

On the Blue Carpet - Sam Worthington and Joel David Moore
Sam Worthington stars as a disabled ex-Marine who finds himself leading the battle to save an alien race (Na'vi) in James Cameron's "Avatar." Joel David Moore co-stars as a scientist fighting the good fight, and Wes Studi plays a leader of the Na'vi.

On the Blue Carpet - Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi
Sigourney Weaver reunites with James Cameron for "Avatar," a groundbreaking action epic. Weaver stars as a scientist trying to make peace with the natives of the planet Pandora. As a corporate honcho, Giovanni Ribisi isn't looking to negotiate.

On the Blue Carpet - James Cameron
James Cameron has been dreaming about bringing "Avatar" to life on the big screen for 15 years, but he had to wait until technology caught up with his idea for the story. At the LA premiere, Cameron talked about making "Avatar" a reality.

On the Blue Carpet - Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso had to swear he could ride a horse in order to land the role of one of the fiercest warriors in 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" from writer/director James Cameron. At the LA premiere, Alonso talked about what else he had to do to play a Na'vi.

On the Blue Carpet - Producer Jon Landau
James Cameron's producing partner, Jon Landau, is a fan of About.com's, and at the LA premiere of "Avatar" I let Landau know I'm now sold on performance capture/3-D films-thanks to his big action epic. Songwriter Kuk Harrell also chatted up the film.

James Cameron Talks About "Avatar"
On the "Avatar" press line at Comic Con, writer/director James Cameron fielded a batch of questions about a project that's been kept a secret for years - "Avatar." After screening 20 minutes of footage, Cameron's finally ready to talk about the film.

Academy Awards
"Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" tied with nine nominations each.

Interview with Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver reunites with "Aliens" director James Cameron for "Avatar," one of the most anticipated movies of 2009. At the San Diego Comic Con, Weaver talked about the appeal of the story and acting amid new technology.

2010 Golden Globes
Complete list of the nominees for films and performances of 2009.

Academy Awards
"Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" tied with nine nominations each.

Sam Worthington is Hollywood's New It Guy
(May 2009) Sam Worthington on "Avatar," working with James Cameron, the story, and his "Clash of the Titans" skirt.

2010 Golden Globes
Complete list of the nominees for films and performances of 2009.

Interview with Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang joined Sigourney Weaver, producer Jon Landau, and writer/director James Cameron in San Diego for the 2009 Comic Con. 20th Century Fox brought the "Avatar" cast and filmmakers to the annual event and even showed off 20 minutes of footage.

"Avatar" - Exclusive Comic Con Photos
Exclusive gallery of photos from "Avatar" at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con featuring Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, writer/director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau, presented by 20th Century Fox.

"Avatar" Poster
A striking blue creature is featured on the poster for "Avatar."

Top 10 Movies of 2009
"Avatar" tops my list of the best films of 2009.

"Avatar" Final Poster
The final theatrical poster for "Avatar" features Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.

"Avatar" iPhone Game Review
Damon Brown, About.com's Guide to Mobile Games, gets hands-on with James Cameron's "Avatar" iPhone game

"Avatar" Production News
(Jan 2007) Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have been cast in the lead roles in "Avatar" from writer/director James Cameron.

Sigourney Weaver Talks "Avatar"
(April 2007) While doing press for the movie "The TV Set," Sigourney Weaver talked about reuniting with "Aliens" director James Cameron for "Avatar."

Interview with Producer Jon Landau
"Avatar" producer Jon Landau explained how the new technology works within the story while at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con, the perfect location to debut 20+ minutes of footage from one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Cast Info
Cast and crew list, MPAA rating, and release date info.

"Avatar" iPhone Game Review
Damon Brown, About.com's Guide to Mobile Games, gets hands-on with James Cameron's "Avatar" iPhone game

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