The Avatar movie has received a lot of attention after its amazing movie premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie has drawn a lot of viewers from worldwide and it is expected to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time. As with any other animated film, Avatar has used a lot of special effects and computer-generated visual effects. However, Avatar’s virtual world designers paid extra attention to the details of each scene and the backgrounds in the film as a whole.
One of the most interesting things that was included in the movie was the avatar portraits that were taken by the main characters. We have seen in the past, Avatar has featured shots of the main actors, but rarely we have actually seen the avatars of the extras. It was interesting to see the various expressions and the different hairstyles that the different extras were sporting. It seemed like they all had a sense of humor, but did not actually share any common traits with their avatar counterparts.
What makes Avatar an interesting departure from the original novel that took place in Pandora in 2021? Avatar uses a lot of different social media platform icons in its various settings. For instance, when the characters are scanning their brains for the information needed to ascend to the upper levels of the society, they are adorned with avatar versions of famous people like Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and Jack Nicholson, as well as icons of various music genres, like Elton John, James Blunt, and Kanye West. This goes to show that not only was Avatar’s success aided in by heavy use of social media sites like Facebook and MySpace, it was also helped by elements that are staples of popular social media icons. In short, the film provided fans of the book with a chance to use iconic figures from their favorite genres.
In addition to these avatars, Avatar also created an entire new set of interactive digital avatars for fans to interact with and create. These avatars are what take up most of the screen space on the player’s computer, allowing them to click, and float through the world of Pandora. In essence, Avatar helped revolutionize gaming since it offered something new: an avatar. The digital avatars offered a way to simulate a person, almost fully replacing the need for creating a character from scratch, and allowing the player to move through the world using the mouse. This paved the way for Avatar’s sequel, Avatar: The Game, which improved upon the first film considerably, making it one of the most successful science-fiction films of all time.
The second film in the Avatar movie series, The Avatar Reincarnations, picks up right where the first left off. By this time, Morgan Freeman, played by Freeman himself, has acquired the ability to live in an “impossible” land called the Spirit World. This is where he’s been waiting all his life, following the death of his wife and child, and meeting the woman who would become his own flesh and blood, Neytiri. But when a storm breaks out on Earth, separating Neytiri from her family and her husband, it’s then that we see the Avatar reincarnations begin. This time, however, it’s not just the Avatar who must fight for his life – the entire planet is fighting against the Avatar for their very existence.
Aang is the Avatar who tries to stop the Avatar from destroying earth and takes on the Avatar’s hatred, anger, and desire for revenge. Meanwhile, Avatar has other plans in store, ones that prove to be much more complex than Aang ever could have imagined. With the Avatar and its army now in hot pursuit of Aang, the battle rages on between Aang and Zuko, who now have the task of protecting the earth and its inhabitants from the Avatar’s horde. What follows is an epic, tense, and suspenseful scene as Aang tries desperately to save the earth while Zuko and her new flame, the young chi-fu master, Jinora, try desperately to stop the Avatar from coming to earth. But once again, Aang fails…
Once Aang finally makes it to earth, he faces off against Zuko, who manages to trap him in a huge ice palace, where she then promptly freezes Aang to death. Intent on exacting revenge, the furious Avatar sets about burning down the remaining humans on earth, along with any non Avatar that he can find. Meanwhile, Ozai the Earth Avatar decides to visit Avatar Beach, where he is attacked by a giant sea witch who is there to kill Aang. The Avatar makes a quick escape only to encounter Ozai again, this time in a huge pool where he plunges himself into the water in order to defeat the Avatar.
In the end, both Aang and Avatar die – Aang to be crushed by the massive earth waves and Avatar to be incinerated by the lava that covers the earth. Surray lives. As a result, she is transformed into the green fire spirit who aids Avatar in his journey. The fate of the world is now in the hands of the green fire – and luckily, as the avatar leaves Earth, Surray is spared.