James Cameron has long been renowned as one of the best directors of all time. From his work on Aliens and Titanic, he has built a huge audience profile. However, Avatar was where he got to show the world how innovative he could be.
In this movie, Jake is a paraplegic marine who gets sent to Pandora. There, he is made into an Avatar, a synthetic native which he can use his mind to control. However, as he learns more about the Na’vi, he falls in love, with both the people and the planet. Torn between two worlds, he’ll need to decide where his loyalties will lie.
When it was first released, Avatar was revolutionary. It was the first film to show what 3D technology could do. It incorporated animation and CG technology flawlessly, to create a whole new planet. Because of this, it became the highest-grossing film of all time, a box office record that only Avengers: Endgame was able to beat.
Joe Rogan talked about how Avatar captured something in the human psyche that speaks to everything we desire on a deep, spiritual level in his interview with Rob Lowe. Listen here. This is why it is our founder, Michelle’s choice for, not only the best animated movie, but the best movie of all time.
“I see you.” (Editor’s fave: “Make the bond!”) Alternative: “All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for.”