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James Cameron's Avatar | Why Do YOU Love It?

Updated on August 20, 2014

Top Ten Fans Who Love James Cameron's Avatar and Why

Written before he made the Titanic, James Cameron's latest movie had to wait for technology to catch up with it before it could be made.

Taking over 2 years to make and $430 million dollars, this visually stunning movie broke new ground in movie making.

Here I share some of the amazing reasons why this movie has something for almost everyone whether you are a techno geek, sci-fi, comic culture, fanboy, warfare, environmentalist, global warming, new age, romance fan, toy collector or gamer!

Be sure to add your voice on the poll about what you loved the most!

Question: So why did James Cameron make the Na'vi big and blue? (Find the answer hidden in the site!)

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The Avatar Movie Trailer

10 Fans Who Are Going to Love James Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron's Fans are Going to Love Avatar - Original screen play written and directed by James Cameron

James Cameron on the Avatar Set
James Cameron on the Avatar Set

James Cameron fans know him for the Terminator and Alien series as well as the Titanic. It's been 10 years since we've had a James Cameron movie and this one is going to be bigger than Titanic...I guarantee it!

Update: Those famous words above were written back in December of 2009 when the movie had just released. Little did I know just how big this movie was going to get!

James Cameron - Extraordinary visionary and film maker

He lucid dreams an entire world then creates it on film. He invents cameras and other special equipment to get just the right type of shot. Find out who and what helped shape James Cameron into the amazing filmmaker that he is today.

The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron
The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron

A fascinating journey into the mind of the master, as meticulously detailed and entertaining as Cameron's greatest works. A humanizing and warm look into the man behind the machinery. Rebecca Keegan reveals sides of Cameron never before seen by his public and gives us an intimate, warm portrait of a mysterious genius. A must read for fans and filmmakers alike.

 

Avatar Trivia

This movie was written by James Cameron BEFORE he made the Titanic.

SciFi Fans Will Love Avatar - Avatar comes with its own Wikipedia and Language

Fans of Lord of the Rings and Star Trek love the invented languages of Klingon and Elvish. This movie is no exception. In the movie, you'll visit Pandora which is actually a moon. There are some stunning night skies of a world with many moons. An entire world of Pandora facts will be taking the internet by storm in the coming years. This featurette shows some of the interesting differences of Pandora.

Pandorapedia

Want to know more about those strange creatures and places of Pandora? Get your info here.

Pandora the Book - Can't get enough of Pandora trivia?

The beginning of a cult classic.

Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora (James Cameron's Avatar)
Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora (James Cameron's Avatar)

In Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora we are introduced to Pandora—a pristine and beautiful moon in a distant solar system—its exotic ecosystems, and the indigenous race called the Na'vi. By piecing together photographs, scientific field notes, and research data, citizens on Earth have collected the information in this field guide as a way to highlight the lessons Pandora can teach the people of Earth, who have struggled to survive as their planet's critical resources are depleted.

Though Pandora has proven to be an exceedingly profitable source of natural resources, the environment—from its gravity-defying floating mountains to the small but venomous hellfire wasps and the gigantic carnivorous thanator—poses continual dangers to RDA. Catalogued with unparalleled precision and access, this field guide provides highly detailed descriptions of the unique creatures and plants found on Pandora, the culture, language, and physiology of the native population, as well as RDA technology and weapons.

Eager to save the Earth, the activists have culled this information in hopes to expose the corporate greed and disregard for the native inhabitants and their environment that governs RDA's presence on the foreign moon.

This is the evidence in their case to save Pandora—and themselves.

 

Global Warming Proponents will love Avatar - Avatar gives us one potential outcome with our current path of global destruction

Avatar's Rainforest
Avatar's Rainforest

Without being too preachy, the movie explores what happens when Earth continues its current path of global destruction in the name of greed. This photo is of the "Hometree" where the Na'vi live in reverence and balance with nature.

Avatar Trivia

A linguistic professor was hired to create a whole new language for this film.

War Fanatics Will Love Avatar - Plenty of guns, helicopters, and killing

Once a Marine always a Marine/Avatar
Once a Marine always a Marine/Avatar

For those of you disappointed in the war guys losing...you can buy a game and become one of the destroyers yourself!

Avatar Game for xBox

Even the game software was developed in 3D...long before most of our gaming technology is ready for it.

Avatar - Xbox 360
Avatar - Xbox 360

* Become immersed in the world of the Avatar feature film, viewing James Cameron's universe from your own perspective

* Take your stand in a raging conflict, fighting either for the indigenous Na'vi or the resource-hunting RDA Corporation

* Arm yourself with any of more than 60 total RDA and Na'vi weapons, customizing them for your own use

* Prepare yourself for battle by choosing any of 20 skills for each clan

* Design your own character and acquire new skills as you make your way through the game

 

Avatar Trivia

Avatar received 2 Golden Globes for best picture and best director. It has also received 9 academy awards nominations which ultimately became 3 academy awards.

Gamers Will Love Avatar - The game developers broke new ground with the Avatar games

James Cameron talked extensively with the video gamers to develop gaming concepts that would be as cutting edge as his movie is. 3D was developed (which most of us can't even support with our current TVs and gaming machines) and many other fabulous effects that will set a new standard in gaming.

Avatar for Playstation

This might be one game I have to own! The game used some of the material including animals that didn't make it into the movie.

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game with Figurine (PlayStation 3)
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game with Figurine (PlayStation 3)

The video game will take you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers will encounter the Na'vi, Pandora's indigenous people and discover other life forms the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na'vi, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization. Immerse yourself in James Cameron's world - peer deep into the heart of Pandora and see the universe from your own perspective. Fight for you cause, RDA or Na'vi.

 

James Horner Fans Will Love Avatar - Composer for Titanic MIght Get Another Oscar

Composer for Braveheart, Titanic, Apollo 13 and The Mask of Zorro, James Horner has won two academy awards already. I think this might get him a 3rd.


"I See You" is the theme song for Avatar...a beautiful love song.


This price is $2 cheaper than iTunes!

Avatar Trivia

Avatar broke $1 billion dollar in ticket sales in just 17 days. Only 4 other movies have broken $1 billion dollars in ticket sales. The top movie to beat overall? The Titanic (which took 6 months to break $1 billion). However, only half the amount of people who saw the Titanic have seen Avatar....so far.

New Age Proponents will Love Avatar - "I see you" might replace Namaste

Avatar Eywa: The Holy Tree
Avatar Eywa: The Holy Tree

This movie talks about tuning into the energy that connects us all, revering life even when taking life, and mental telepathy. It has fabulous scenes of worship and healing. Everything on Pandora has bioluminescence...something our own DNA has well.

Answer to the question why did James Cameron make the Na'vi big and blue:

Because (and I'm not making this up) he didn't want to make them small and green!

The Art of Avatar - The beauty of Pandora

Stunning visuals in almost every frame of this movie which was 60% computer generated and 40% "real." Cameron experienced a type of lucid dreaming when he first "visualized" Pandora.

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure
The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure

With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings, and film stills, The Art of Avatar reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures. Interviews with art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers, and creature makers bring insight into this creative process. The Art of Avatar brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented moviegoing experience.

 

Techno Geeks will Love Avatar - Changing 3D movies forever

Avatar in 3D
Avatar in 3D

To make the film, Cameron used a new technology that enabled him to super-impose the computer-generated creatures onto his live actors while shooting. He said he wrote the project 14 years ago specifically to push the art of digital 3-D animation.

Would You Pay $15 at Imax to See Avatar in 3D?

James Cameron thinks $15 is cheap for the experience of seeing Avatar in 3D.

Avatar Trivia

Two more sequels are planned with self-contained stories. Both Zoe Saldana (Neytiri) and Sam Worthington (Jake Sully) have signed on. I predict the trilogy will become bigger than Star Wars.

Comic Fans will love Avatar

The graphics feel like comics yet don't alienate "real" world folks

James Cameron went to Comic-Con to promote his movie in August before it's December release. The Na'vi world has a strange comic book quality about it yet doesn't have the "dead" faces that so many comic type animation has.

Last but not least...Romance Fans (Titanic Fans) are Going to Love Avatar! - James Cameron is a Geeky Romantic!

Jake Sully and Naerti
Jake Sully and Naerti

As much in love with technology as a good story, James Cameron gives us another fantastic love story in Avatar...and unlike Titanic it has a happy ending. I never thought I'd fall in love with a love scene played by animated characters but this movie out does itself. I am totally smitten! Twilight characters can't even kind of compare!

Why Do YOU Love Avatar?

Avatar Fan: What do you love about Avatar?
Avatar Fan: What do you love about Avatar?

I know, it's tough....you only get to pick one! But you can rave some more in the guestbook at the bottom of the site.

Why do YOU love Avatar?

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I left inspired and uplifted by this movie, blown away by James Cameron and his vision. What was your experience?

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    • sunlightseer profile image

      sunlightseer 

      5 years ago

      I SEE you. My favorite movie of all time. It tells the whole story, Earth Mother (but it's not Earth), I See You, praying to the animal after the kill, energy healing, Eywa, it's got it all.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What a vision James Sir...!?

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What a vision James Sir...!?

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What a vision James Sir...!?

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      Mart903 

      7 years ago

      Finally saw Avatar and previously here I had said I would come back after doing so with my two cents. Enjoyed the movie essentially for how the story shows the love and miseries within the human kind in a quite amusing and inspiring way. Congratulations again for this beautiful great lens, Ener-G !!!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      awesome lens

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      7 years ago from Montana

      @TreasuresBrenda: Yes, it was totally trend setting with its technology.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Nice approach; I enjoyed Avatar because it was one of the first 3D movies I watched at which I could forget I was watching in 3D. I hope that makes sense. Lensrolled to my Avatar lens.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Nice approach; I enjoyed Avatar because it was one of the first 3D movies I watched at which I could forget I was watching in 3D. I hope that makes sense. Lensrolled to my Avatar lens.

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      The Goblins Den 

      7 years ago

      I admit, at it's core the story of Avatar has been done before...but not like this in a sci-fi environment. Still, I think the cutting-edge graphics and creature designs are what impressed me the most.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Definitely one of my all time favorite movies!

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      GreenScreen 

      7 years ago

      We love it because it was shot all on green screen. The visual effects work was amazing.

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Apologies for my entry below, a netbook is not the best for typing on! ...lol....had to come back and say we watched it AGAIN! and leave a little bit of Angel dust on here! ;-)

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      as a family movie we akk kive ut, and will keep watching it

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      as a family movie we akk kive ut, and will keep watching it

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      lilmuchang1 

      7 years ago

      I loved how they integrated the 3D graphical technology into it! Never been touched just by seeing an animation movie before.. ok, The Lion King is an exception :)

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      ideadesigns 

      7 years ago

      I've seen it 2 or 3 times and it has beautiful scenery. I love the big tree. It's kind of emotional, love Sigourney Weaver too. We saw it in normal view on tv, then Blu-Ray, there is a difference, much brighter colors.

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      7 years ago from Montana

      @anonymous: Wow! 64 times and counting! Do you still experience the Navi blues after watching it?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! IT IS EPIC!!!!!!! i have seen it over 64 times now. im buying photoshop just so i can turn myself into a Na'Vi. Tsu'Tey and Trudy are awesom! this movie is just amazing over all. and the actor of Jake is Aussie, go Aussies!!!

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      grannysage 

      8 years ago

      As promised, lensrolling this to Web of Connection as well.

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      Karen 

      8 years ago from U.S.

      I've seen the movie twice, both in 3-D, and loved it as much the second time as the first. I loved the visual splendor of it -- Cameron's Pandora is a richly textured world. My husband has been showing it in his high school classes for those who are done with their work (last week of the school year), and they've been very excited that they get to watch "Avatar".

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I have not seen the movie but your lens is pushing me towards renting it right now

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Love your lens, Ener-G! I've added it to the lensroll of my Avatar lens.

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      Laraine Sims 

      8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Good example of a lens well done! Everything is covered! 5*s, fav. and lensrolled to my 2010 Oscar lens.

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      buzz11 

      8 years ago

      Great Lens! Thank you for placing some of the wonderful pictures of Avatar out in your lens.

      For me Avatar is the vision of a man who loves his surrounding where he lives and have a respect for the people with whom he lives.

      I was lucky enough to see Avatar in a Paid-Preview 3D Experience Theater.

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      Eliza Rayner 

      8 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

      I love your page here and have lensrolled it to my Avatar page too, thanks for finding my page as well! Wonderful movie!!!!

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      Mart903 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for masterfully designing this display of beautiful images and substantial info on Avatar, in a smooth and entertaining to the eyes and mind way.

      Thanks for the blessings, and for all the great work you do for everyone in this community.

      I expect to see this movie soon, and I'll be glad to chip in for Rants and Raves when I do : )) 5 stars

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      8 years ago from Montana

      @grannysage: Can't wait to see your lens, grannysage. I'm thrilled to find a fellow fan on Squidoo!

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      grannysage 

      8 years ago

      I was searching Squidoo for research for my own lens about Avatar and came across this stunning and beautiful presentation. Avatar touched my soul for many reasons. The graphics were beautiful and the story line is truly needed for us today. And I really think that I am in the wrong avatar body and was sent to the wrong planet.

      5* and a Fav. I'll lensroll it when I get my own up and running.

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      Joan4 

      8 years ago

      on my list for 2010 for sure!! The Astrologers Astrologer discussed this movie on our radio show last week!

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      greenerme 

      8 years ago

      I really want to see this movie, it looks amazing and I've heard nothing but good things!

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      Wow, I found this on Twitter, and before reading this had no interest in the movie....thanks for a great lens. *Blessed* by an Angel :)

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      jdeeze 

      8 years ago

      One of the best movies I have ever seen. The story sucked, but visually there is nothing like this.

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      Avatar is a great film. When I first saw the trailer, I thought it will not get high ticket sales but surprisingly it caught a wide range of audience. Thanks for compiling these Avatar information. 5*

      Hope you could visit my lenses and this fb page. Thanks again

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      alberttwolf 

      8 years ago

      I just saw Avatar yesterday and it's amazing. The visuals are mind blowing and they have such an awesome world there. I love the everything's connected approach.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 

      8 years ago

      Cool, love all the other Avatar info. here. I included your lens in the discovery tool here Avatar Soundtrack

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Good stuff here! I'll have to go see it first and then tell you.

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      RichLeighHD 

      8 years ago

      Nice work with the lens; can't wait to see this one!

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      vanidiana24 

      8 years ago

      Nice reading this lens!

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      vanidiana24 

      8 years ago

      Nice reading this lens!

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      Patricia 

      8 years ago

      We are going to go see it next week

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      HappySeasons LM 

      8 years ago

      I like the trivia information you provided in this lens! Lensrolled it in my Avatar Toy Lens Thanks... Matt :)

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      I saw Avatar with my husband last night and absolutely loved it! I also think this is a great lens because you listed all the reasons we wanted to watch it so badly -- James Cameron, James Horner's music, the environmental aspect (for me), the sci-fi-fantasy-battle aspect (for my husband) and of course the almost $500 billion dollar visual effects & animation budget. (Worth every penny, I believe!) (:

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I saw it yesterday with a ninth-grader. We both enjoyed it, the special effects are stunning and there is humanity to it. However, I resented the computer-game disposal of huge numbers of sentient beings (both sides) and huge chunks of a planet in the interests of WHAM BANG WHOOSH adrenalin kick.

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      WhiteOak50 

      8 years ago

      Gotta see this movie. My husband wants to see it really bad, he was telling me today on the phone that guys from his job went to see it last night and it blew them away!! Cannot wait to go!!

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