It has taken more than 15 years for James Cameron to come out with eco-minded epic Avatar costing in excess of $300 million. Coming from the stable of Cameron who has directed Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and and Titanic, Avatar has been one of the most anticipated movies of the decade and Cameron who had doubled up as the writer hasn't disappointed the audience.
Cameron had made sure that Avatar is nothing like what the audience has seen before.
Avatar is full of inspiration and has references to Westerners and borrows from movies like The Vanishing America. It also draws inspiration from America's defeat in the Vietnam war.
Avatar is intriguing for echoing other Cameron films’ mistrust of corporate greed like in Terminator and Aliens. But at the core, it is still a touching love story. The love between Jake and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) is heart-wrenching. This romantic tale shows that there is still hope in the universe.