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Crippled from the waist down in battle, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) knows he will never walk again. Then he gets the unexpected opportunity to become an Avatar -- the mind link that controls the body of a genetically engineered alien life form. When he is sent to the home planet of the Na'vi and his virtual self begins interacting with the inhabitants, the soldier starts questioning the purpose of his military mission. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 18 Dec 2009
Video Release: 15 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Avatar is rated PG-13: for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.

Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Studio: 2009 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Avatar.

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