The movie AVATAR has become the top-grossing movie of all time, and for good reason. The film is jam-packed with visually stunning and emotionally rich scenes which leave viewers glued to the screen. These top 5 AVATAR movie scenes topped almost every fan’s list. Find out more about each scene and its significance in the movie’s gripping story. Though there are plenty more contenders for the top slots, these are five of the most memorable AVATAR movie scenes.
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The movie AVATAR has become the top-grossing movie of all time, and for good reason. The film is jam-packed with visually stunning and emotionally rich scenes which leave viewers glued to the screen. Though there are plenty more contenders for the top slots, these are five of the most memorable AVATAR movie scenes.
1. Jake’s First AVATAR Experience
It’s difficult for most of us to imagine what kind of exuberance Jake felt when having his first experience with his AVATAR body. Because he was a paraplegic, his longing to run and be free of his wheelchair is obvious as he jumps up from the laboratory and bursts outside to fully experience his freedom. As an audience, we are further exposed to Jake’s rule-breaking mentality. Even as the lab assistants warn him to stay put, he stills runs off to figure out his new body on his own. Jake continues to display this rebellious and curious nature throughout the film.
2. Meeting Neytiri
An action-packed scene leads up to the tense first meeting between Jake and Neytiri, which is considered one of the most memorable AVATAR movie scenes. Not only is the first close look at one of the Na’Vi, it’s also a great indicator of the tension between the Na’Vi race and the humans. Jake is still naïve to the impact that the humans have had on Na’Vi life, but Neytiri begins to expose the reality to him through this first encounter. Because he cannot go back to the lab at this point, he is forced to spend plenty of one-on-one time with Neytiri, causing his intrigue about the native people to rise significantly.
3. First Flight
During this AVATAR movie scene, the audience might recall one of Jake’s first lines in the movie where he talks about his dreams of flying that he experienced after he first became paraplegic. Finally, Jake lives out this dream by connecting with one of the mountain banshees as part of his initiation into the Na’Vi. As he hops on the back of the banshees, the audience waits with bated breath to see if he’ll succeed. Not only is this scene visually stunning, but the viewers get to experience to joy of watching Jake fly over Pandora on this odd yet beautiful creature.
4. Grace’s Body
As the struggle between the Na’Vi and the humans heats up, Grace’s AVATAR body is injured. During this emotional AVATAR movie scene, the Na’vi tribe gathers to attempt to save Grace and permanently transfer her consciousness to her AVATAR body. This scene offers a closer look at the Na’Vi’s close relationship with Eywa, who ultimately chooses to keep Grace with her rather than allow her to stay alive.
5. The Battle with Quaritch
Just about anyone who has seen the film will tell you that the battle between Jake and Colonel Quaritch is one of the best AVATAR movie scenes. This is the climax of the film, and we get to see the Colonel duke it out with Jake with the use of a huge, metal-clad suit which he controls from inside. Quaritch asks Jake how it feels to have betrayed his own race, which brings up one of the main controversies in the film. The intense fight scene has everyone on the edge of their seat, especially as Quaritch nearly kills the human Jake.Sponsored by Panasonic VIERA. Return to the world of AVATAR in stunning full HD with the Panasonic VIERA HD TV.
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