Two New Extended Clips from AVATAR

     December 3, 2009


Two new extended clips from James Cameron’s Avatar have just come online and if the film wasn’t almost three hours long you could probably cobble all the already-released footage and take the film all the way to its third act.  What we’ve seen hasn’t been bad and neither are these two new clips…for the most part.  I like the first clip of Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) linking up with her banshee because it carries the avatar model to a species on Pandora, but then there’s the clip which gives us our first real introduction to Giovanni Ribisi’s character, Parker Selfridge.  The clip is moving along fine as we learn more about Sigourney Weaver’s character and how she clashes with the detached administrator, but then he names the mineral that we’ve heard about in the trailer, the mineral which goes for “$20 million a kilo”.  It’s called “unobtanium.”  I really hope that’s just slang and it has a real-sounding name because I’m just now getting used to einsteinium.

Click over to Cineplex to see the scene where Neytiri links up with her banshee, click over to MSN to see the clip where we cringe at the word “unobtanium,” and hit the jump for the film’s official synopsis.  Avatar hits theaters on December 18th.

For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Avatar:

avatar_movie_image_02.jpgWe enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth’s energy crisis. Because the atmosphere of Pandora is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human “drivers” have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora… the Na’vi.

Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na’vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na’vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake’s life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake’s relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na’vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.

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