In the beginning of Avatar, we meet Jake Sully, an ex- Marine who is now crippled. His brother has just died and he takes his job of controlling an Avatar on the planet of Pandora. This is a beautiful,y crafted CG I land filled with mystery and things beyond belief. An Avatar is a mix between human and the native people, or Na'vi. Because of an a whelming amount of precious material hidden in the Na'vi lands, It is the job of Jake and head of the Avatar program along with a not- so important sidekick to understand and build trust with these people so they can get the material for Earth, the now dying planet. So while going out searching, Jake is separated from his group and stumbles across the Na'vi woman Neytiri. Neytiri takes him to their camp where he is slowly accepted as one of them. However as they go on, Neytiri and Jake fall in love (and have a very awkward smurf sex scene). However when awakened by large demolishers tearing down the sacred tree of the Na'vi, Jake tries to defend Neytiri and destracts the large demolisher.
On this demolisher, is a camera which captures Jake banging it up. Unfortunately they return Jake to his human state and question him if he forgot which side he was on. Thhey put him in jail which he soon escapes. For the rest of the movie Jake leads all of the other Na'vi to fight the humans for their land.
From her on out the movie is just a sci-fi version of Pocahontas only in a future date. The story is not very original, but holds enough action and entertainment to withhold you during the almost three hour long movie. I must congratulate James Cameron on his wonderful vision of Avatar that makes you feel as though you are in a 3D world. As far as the acting goes, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sigourney Weaver are right on the spot. Sam Worthington does a convincable job for the most part, but sometimes struggles with his physical emotions and the dialogue. As far as chemistry goes however, Sam and Zoe have a wonderful chemistry even if they are aliens.
As far as recomendations go, I would highly recomend this movie. The criticism for it however is highly selfish. I agree that the story is not original whatsoever, but does not deserve to be torn down because of it.