Nectar of Life

Incredible!  I came out of the theater and said, “I want to be blue and fly those dragons”; the freedom.

I have not seen a movie this great in years.  I am sure there will be plenty of naysayers because face it, the movie involves animated blue people that sparkle in different lights and yes, they fly dragons.

This will be one of those movies that will be picked apart for years with people having different takes on so many different scene.

To begin the movie is long but you come out wanting more so to me the movie could have been longer and I would never have noticed.

The movie is set in the year 2154.  Big business is expoiting the planet “Pandora”, a beautiful Shangra La that deserves to remain untouched.  ”The company” wants the natural resource of the planet that is found under the “Tree” of the Na’vi, an alien civilization.  The tree is holy, the tree is life for the Na’vi and business wants its material wealth, although the trees spiritual wealth is its greater asset.

The company is portrayed as evil, out to get what it wants, whatever the cost including the lives of the Na’vi.  There is no concious only the “Goloms of the universe after their Precious”.

Scientists (Sigourney Weaver) have spent their lives trying to understand the planet and the Na’vi.  They have developed the ability to grow the bodies of Avatar in a mechanical womb and have the mind of a human bond with the Avatar’s body in an effort to become one of the Na’vi and learn their ways.  The scientists are being funded by big business and unknowingly become their pawns.

Jake Sully is the droid of big business, a disabled former marine who is promised the ability to walk again if he infiltrates the Na’vi as an Avatar via the “science project” and brings back information.  He doesn’t know the Na’vi or their world but as he tries to infiltrate them he understands the beauty of their “peace”, their world; on many levels he discovers the meaning of life.  He becomes a turn coat to “the company” who now want him dead.  The movie continues with the conflict of good and evil, love and hate on all levels with the ultimate winner being “Peace”.

The movie has incredible scenery with the floating mountains and their waterfalls, the gardens of the Na’vi and the flight of the dragons.  It is a movie not to be missed only if to heighten the sense of your own self awareness and your place in this world.