ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Avatar - Animated Film Review

Updated on December 10, 2013


Avatar was created by James Cameron which was apparently started in 1994 and even though it was meant to have been started after Titanic released in 1997 but Cameron had wisely decided that the technology of the time was not yet available to produce this film in the quality he could see it in.

With the extensive developments in technology and animation production over the years the production was started up again in 2005 and used the latest motion capture and ground breaking visual effects to create a film which is still counted as the highest grossing film to date.

The Film

When this film was first released I wasn't keen. Even though people were raving about it to me it was nothing special but after watching it for the first time I have to admit I actually really enjoy this film. I still think there is nothing special about it as it is a typical story set up but there is something nice and pleasant about it.

One of the points I like is the fact that they were not frightened of using a character that had a disability because characters like these can be left out or forgotten. Many story writers think that they are not 'capable' of for filling the roles because they can't do what an able body can. But its totally untrue! Having a form of disability means nothing, they are all perfectly capable people for filling some of the biggest roles imaginable and can create some of the most powerful films.

I find it brilliant that in this film incorporates that with their main character Jake Sully. Jake is paraplegic who was a marine and after an accident lost the use of his legs. Jake has been suffering from depression since his accident and I love watching as he gains confidence and comes out of his depression as he gains a whole knew insight into the life of the Na'vi who live on the planet that he explorers through their teachings and he starts to realise that there is so much more to life and what this planet actually means and stands for.


The characters in this film make it for me. There is so many different personalities and profiles but you watch as the team that starts out shifts and changes and drifts away from the rest of the humans groups. This little team evolve and start to understand more about what the Na'vi can teach them in way they never saw before. But also how the original human group detests this new way of working and decides its about time force was used rather than reason.

As I say there is nothing special about the story but it's the characters for me that I watch it for. Unlike many films these days there is lots of strong female roles. They are on both the human and the Na'vi sides and in a way powers the film along. The female roles seem to guide the main character and he certainly gets an earful when he does something wrong. They may guide him but this doesn't make these woman characters weak and you can't under estimate them as they are all fighters and warriors.

My only downside to the characters is that the main leading characters you learn a lot about like Jake and Neytiri but there are so many others. I wanted to learn more about the scientists, technicians, the pilots or the other soldiers as many had been on that planet a long time or had been studying for a long time. It was such a shame that really we only got a brief introduction to them and not a lot more. Or learn a little more of the backgrounds of characters just give them a bit more depth in places.


The story is pretty strong and all the little details have been thought out compared to many. I love the story of life and the mother nature theme and how the Na'vi really appreciate and care for this life that is in their world.

There is some beautiful backgrounds and there is some interesting props and technology used. Everything has been thought out extremely well and I love re-watching the film and looking at the background and tech in more details as there is so many things I see each times.

The music is dramatic and fits the film well overall.

The other point I like about this film is that there seems to be a underlining moral running through it as well. Well there is more than one moral here. The first for me is the fact that there was no particular right answer to this film. The humans were desperate for resources for them to survive but the Na'vi were not willing to share it because they are protective of their world and of their mother nature but by the end both sides loose everything the moral is if they had co-operated then both sides would have been happy. The other is that you have to respect and look after your world and resources. It marks in the film that the humans have used their resources and now trying to get them from somewhere else. The Na'vi respect and protect their world and even though don't use the resources that the humans have everything they use they are thankful for and try to give something back to the world for using it. Its nice to see two sides to this. Also the main one is that just because these people are different doesn't mean you can't get along. There is so many messages in the film at one time it's interesting that not one point doesn't conflict with another or leave a viewer confused.

As I say I do really enjoy this film but mostly for the characters but I do like the tech and the themes also.

My rating: 7 out of 10.

Avatar and none of these images belong to me I just use them as reference for my review.

Movie Trailer


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)