DVD Review: Avatar

Avatar (12A)

A PARALYSED marine is given the chance to start over – in the body of an alien – in this stunning vision of life on a distant planet from Aliens director James Cameron.

Charged with infiltrating the native population for a government desirous of the planet’s resources, his mind is placed in the DNA engineered body of a Na’vi, a nine-foot blue native of the planet Pandora.

But his loyalties become torn when he questions the imperial vision of his superiors and their skewed interpretation of savagery.

Motion capture technology superbly brings to life the technologically primitive but spiritually advanced forest world as a battle commences between the might of Earth’s army and the natives.