Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald, Sean Anthony Moran
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Sci-fi fantasy adventure directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The story centers on paraplegic Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), who after his twin brother is killed in a robbery, decides to take his place in a mission to the alien world of Pandora. There he learns of corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s (Giovanni Ribisi) intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland.
In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang), while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and falls in love with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), Quaritch moves forward with his extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.
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Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 139)
Jake Sully: [voice over] When I was lying there in the V.A. hospital, with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up.
Jake Sully: [voice over] In cryo, you don’t dream at all. It doesn’t feel like six years, more like a fifth of Tequila and an ass kicking. Tommy was the scientist, not me. He was the one who wanted to get shot light years out in space to find the answers.
[as Jake’s capsule opens in the multi-tiered Cryo Vault a tech floats over him checking him]
Jake Sully: Are we there yet?
Cryo Vault Med Tech: Yeah, we’re there sunshine. We’re there.
[at the morgue where his brother’s body is being held]
Suit #2: It’s about your brother…
Jake Sully: [voice over] So a week before Tommy’s going to ship out, a guy with a gun ends his journey, for the paper in his wallet.
[as hundreds of capsules are opening in the multi-tiered Cryo Vault]
Cryo Vault Med Tech: You’ve been in cryo for five years, nine months and twenty-two days. You will be hungry, you will be weak. If you feel nausea, please use the sacks provided for your convenience.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Yeah, Tommy was the scientist. Me? I’m just another dumb grunt going some place he’s going to regret.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Up ahead was Pandora. You grew up hearing about it, but I never figured I’d be going there.
[at the morgue two men in suits speak to Jake about taking over Tommy’s work]
Suit #1: Your brother represented a significant investment. We’d like to talk to you about taking over his contract.
Suit #2: And since your Geno was identical to his, you could step into his shoes. So to speak.
[Tommy’s cardboard coffin is rolled into a furnace]
Suit #1: It’d be a fresh start on a new world.And the pays is good. Very good.
[Tommy coffin is set on fire in the furnace]
[in the space shuttle the crew chief gives his order to the passengers on board]
Shuttle Crew Chief: Exopacks on! Let’s go! Exopacks on!
[passengers put their Exopack breathing masks on with practiced moves, except for Jake]
Shuttle Crew Chief: Remember people, you lose that mask you’re unconscious in twenty seconds, you’re dead in four minutes. Let’s nobody be dead today, it looks very bad on my report.
[back at the morgue Jake watches as his brother’s coffin is burns in the furnace]
Jake Sully: [voice over] One life ends, another begins.
Jake Sully: [voice over] There’s no such thing as an ex-marine. You may be out, but you never lose the attitude. I told myself I could pass any test a man can pass. They can fix a spinal, if you’ve got the money. But not on vet benefits, not in this economy.
[referring to the security force on Pandora]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Back on earth, these guys were army dogs, marines fighting for freedom.
[referring to the security force on Pandora]
Jake Sully: [voice over] But out here they’re just hired guns, taking the money, working for the company.
[watching Jake wheels himself away from the shuttle and towards the main compound]
Private Fike: Check this out, man. Meals on wheels.
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet: Oh, man. That is just wrong.
[talking to the new arrivals on Pandora]
Col. Quaritch: You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact every second of every day. If there is a hell, you might want to go there for some R and R after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubees. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na’vi. They’re fond of arrows dipped in a neurotoxin that will stop your heart in one minute. And they have bones reinforced with naturally occurring carbon fiber. They are very hard to kill. As head of security, it is my job to keep you alive. I will not succeed. Not with all of you. If you wish to survive, you need to cultivate a strong, mental attitude. You got to obey the rules; Pandora rules. Rule number one…
Jake Sully: [voice over] Nothing like an old-school safety brief to put your mind at ease.
Norm Spellman: Jake? You’re Jake, right? Tom’s brother? Wow, you look just like him.
[Jake looks wary]
Norm Spellman: Sorry, I’m Norm Spellman, I went through avatar training with him.
[Norm offers his hand and Jake shakes it]
[as Jake and Norm enter the bio-lab, Jake heads over to look at the large amino tanks]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Me and Norm are here to drive these remotely controlled bodies called avatars. And they’re grown from human DNA mixed with the DNA of the natives.
[looking at the large blue avatar body floating in the tank]
Jake Sully: Damn. They got big.
Norm Spellman: Yeah, they fully mature on the flight out.
Norm Spellman: So the proprioceptive sims seemed to work really well.
Dr. Max Patel: Yeah, they’ve got great muscle tone. It’ll take us a few hours to get them decanted, but you guys can take them out tomorrow.
Dr. Max Patel: There’s yours.
[Jake wheels himself to the other tank looking at the floating avatar figure]
Jake Sully: Looks like him.
Norm Spellman: No, looks like you. This is your avatar now, Jake.
Jake Sully:[voice over] Now the concept is that every driver is matched to his own avatar…
[Jake is staring and talking into the videocam]
Jake Sully: …so that their nervous systems are in tune. Or something. Which is why they offered me this gig, because I can link with Tommy’s avatar, which is insanely expensive.
[Jake suddenly looks off camera and looks over to Norm and Max working nearby]
Jake Sully: Is this right? I just say whatever to the videolog?
Norm Spellman: Yeah. We got to get in the habit of documenting everything; what we see, what we feel. It’s all part of the science.
Dr. Max Patel: Hey, good science is good observation.
Norm Spellman: Plus, it’ll help keep you sane, for the next six years.
Jake Sully: Right. Whatever.
[looks into the videolog camera again]
Jake Sully: So, uh, here I am. Doing science.
[as she’s emerging from her avatar link unit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Who’s got my god damn cigarette? Guys, what’s wrong with this picture!
[one of the lab workers brings her a cigarette]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Thank you.
[Max takes Jake and Norm to meet Grace]
Norm Spellman: Grace Augustine is a legend. She’s the head of the Avatar Program. She wrote the book; I mean literally wrote the book on Pandoran botany.
Dr. Max Patel: That’s because she likes plants better than people.
[Max approaches Grace to introduce Jake and Norm]
Dr. Max Patel: Here she is, Cinderella back from the ball. Grace, I’d like you to meet Norm Spellman and Jake Sully.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Norm. I hear good things about you. How’s your Na’vi?
[Norm replies in Na’vi]
Norm Spellman: [subtitled] May the All Mother smile upon our first meeting.
Dr. Grace Augustine: [subtitled] Not bad. You sound a little formal.
Norm Spellman: [subtitled] I studied for five years, but there is much to learn.
Dr. Max Patel: Uh, Grace, this is Jake Sully.
Jake Sully: Ma’am.
[Jake brings offers his hand to Grace but she ignores it]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah, yeah, I know who you are and I don’t need you. I need your brother. You know, the PhD who trained for three years for this mission.
Jake Sully: He’s dead. I know it’s a big inconvenience for everyone.
Dr. Grace Augustine: How much lab training have you had?
Jake Sully: I dissected a frog once.
[angry Grace turns to Max]
Dr. Grace Augustine: You see? You see? I mean they’re just pissing on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain. I’m going to Selfridge.
[Grace starts to walk out of the lab]
Dr. Max Patel: No, Grace. No, I don’t think that’s a good idea…
Dr. Grace Augustine: No, man, this is such bullshit! I’m going to kick his corporate butt. He has no business sticking his nose in my department.
[after Grace walks out of the lab Max turns to Jake]
Dr. Max Patel: Here, tomorrow, o-eight-hundred. Try to use big words.
[in the tech room, Selfridge puts a golf ball into a mug and laughs]
Parker Selfridge: You see that?
Op Center Staff: Yes sir!
Parker Selfridge: No you didn’t, you were looking at the monitor. I love this putter, Ronnie! I love this putter!
Dr. Grace Augustine: Parker. You know, I used to think it was benign neglect, but now I see that you are intentionally screwing me.
Parker Selfridge: Grace, you know, I enjoy our little talks.
[he putts the ball again, but just as it’s about to go in the mug Grace kicks the mug away]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [sarcastically] Oops.
[referring to Jake]
Dr. Grace Augustine: I need a researcher, not some jarhead dropout.
Parker Selfridge: Well, actually, I thought we got lucky with him.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Lucky?
Parker Selfridge: Yeah.
Dr. Grace Augustine: How is this in any way lucky?
Parker Selfridge: Well, lucky your guy had a twin brother, and lucky that brother wasn’t some oral hygienist or something. A Marine we can use. I’m assigning him to your team as security escort.
Dr. Grace Augustine: The last thing I need is another trigger happy moron out there!
Parker Selfridge: Look, look. You’re supposed to be winning the hearts and the minds of the natives. Isn’t that the whole point of your little puppet show? If you walk like them, and you talk like them, and they’ll start trusting us. We build them a school, we teach them English. But after what, how many years? Relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah, that tends to happen when you use machine guns on them.
Parker Selfridge: Right. C’mere.
[he takes Grace over to his office and picks up the sample of Unobtanium on his desk]
Parker Selfridge: This is why we’re here. Unobtanium. Because this little gray rock sells for twenty million a kilo. That’s the only reason. It’s what pays for the whole party, it’s what pays for your science. Comprendo? Now those savages are threatening our whole operation. We’re on the brink of war and you’re supposed to be finding a diplomatic solution. So use what you’ve got and get me some results.
Dr. Grace Augustine: So, how much link time have you logged?
Norm Spellman: Uh, about five hundred and twenty hours.
Dr. Grace Augustine: That’s good. You’re in there.
[Grace points to Norm’s link unit and takes Jake to his link unit next to Norm’s]
Dr. Grace Augustine: You’re here. How much have you logged?
Jake Sully: Zip. Bu I read the manual.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Tell me you’re joking.
[Jake touches the gel that’s lining the link unit]
Jake Sully: This is cool.
[Jake hauls himself into the unit, Grace reaches to help him get his legs in but Jake stops her]
Jake Sully: Don’t! I got this.
[Grace steps back, hands raised. He pulls his legs into the unit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: So you just figured you’d come out here, to the most hostile environment known to man, with no training of any kind, and see how it went? What was going through your head?
Jake Sully: Maybe I was sick of doctors telling me what I couldn’t do.
[as Jake is settling into his link unit and Grace comes over to close the hood]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Just relax and let your mind go blank. That shouldn’t be hard for you.
Jake Sully: Kiss the darkest part of my lily-white…
[he gets cut off as the link unit hood slams shut]
[preparing to link Jake to his avatar Max looks at a monitor showing a 3D scan of Jake’s brain]
Dr. Max Patel: That’s a gorgeous brain. Nice activity.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Go figure.
[when Jake enters his avatar body for the first time]
Dr. Max Patel: Jake! Listen to me! You’re not used to your avatar body. This is dangerous!
Jake Sully: [excited] This is great!
Dr. Max Patel: Jake!
[Norm, also in his avatar body, is sitting in the gurney next to Jake’s]
Norm Spellman: Come on. They’re going to put you out!
Dr. Max Patel: Jake! Listen to me!
[Jake laughs and runs out of the bio-compound lab]
[after he’s broken out of the bio-lab in his new avatar body]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Hey, Marine!
[he turns and sees Grace’s Avatar]
Jake Sully: Damn. Grace?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Well who’d you expect, numbnuts?Think fast!
[Grace throws Jake some type of purple fruit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Motor control is looking good.
[Jake bites into fruit and chuckles excitedly]
[to Jake as he’s looking at the tendrils protruding from the end of his long braid]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t play with that. You’ll go blind.
Jake Sully: [to himself] That’s kinda freaky.
[taking Jake to see Quaritch]
Jake Sully: You guys are packing some heavy gear.
[to the driver of a vehicle that almost hits Jake]
Trudy Chacon: Watch it! Yeah, that’s because we’re not the only thing flying around out there. Or the biggest. I’m going to need you on a door gun, I’m a man short.
Jake Sully: I thought you’d never ask.
Trudy Chacon: There’s your man.
[pointing to Quaritch]
Trudy Chacon: See you on the flight line.
[Trudy and Jake fist bump each other before she walks away]
Jake Sully: You wanted to see me, Colonel?
[Quaritch is bench-pressing massive plates]
Col. Quaritch: This low gravity’ll make you soft.
[Quaritch racks the bar and sits up]
Col. Quaritch: You get soft, Pandora will shit you out dead with zero warning. I pulled your record, Corporal. Venezuela, that was some mean bush. Nothing like this here, though. You got some heart kid, showing up in this neighborhood.
Jake Sully: Figured it’s just another hellhole.
Col. Quaritch: I was in First Recon myself, few years ahead of you. Well, maybe more than a few. Three tours Nigeria, not a scratch. I come out here…
[he points to his scarred face]
Col. Quaritch: Day one. Think I felt like a shave tail Louie. But they could fix me up if I rotated back, and make me pretty again. But you know what? I kinda like it. Reminds me every day what’s waiting out there.
Col. Quaritch: The avatar program is a bad joke, buncha limpdick science majors. However, it does present an opportunity, both timely and unique.
[Quaritch has climbed into one of the giant robot suits]
Col. Quaritch: A recon gyrene in an Avatar body, that’s a potent mix! Give me the goosebumps! Such a Marine could provide the intel I need, right on the ground, right in the hostiles’ camp. Look, Sully, I want you to learn these savages from the inside, I want you to gain their trust. I need to know how to force their cooperation, or hammer them hard if they won’t.
Jake Sully: Am I still with Augustine?
Col. Quaritch: On paper. You can walk like one of her science pukes, you quack like one, but you report to me. Can you do that for me, son?
Jake Sully: Hell yeah, sir.
Col. Quaritch: Well, all right then.
[Quaritch brings the giant robot suit to life and walks over to Jake]
Col. Quaritch: Son, I take care of my own. You get me what I need, I’ll see to it you get your legs back when you rotate home. Your real legs.
Jake Sully: That sounds real good, sir.
[Quaritch clamps his robot suit helmet shut and walks away]
[after getting down from the ship both Wainfleet and Jake are holding their guns]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [to Wainfleet] Stay with the ship. One idiot with a gun is enough.
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet: You’re the man, Doc.
[Grace, Jake and Norm in their avatar bodies are walking through the rain forest]
Norm Spellman: How will they know we’re here?
Dr. Grace Augustine: I’m sure they’re watching us right now.
[when Jake sees a Hammerhead Titanothere, scared he raises his rifle]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot. You’ll piss him off.
Jake Sully: It’s already pissed off.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Jake, that armor’s too thick. Trust me. It’s a territorial threat display. Do not run or he’ll charge.
Jake Sully: So what do I do? Dance with it?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Just hold your ground.
[the Hammerhead Titanothere charges and Jake run towards him and yells to scare him]
Jake Sully: Ha, ha! Yeah, come on! What you got? Oh yeah! Who’s bad? That’s right. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about, bitch.
[the Titanothere suddenly runs away once seeing the Thanator behind Jake, who is unaware]
Jake Sully: That’s right, get your punk ass back to mommy. Yeah? Yeah, you got nothing. You keep running. Yeah, why don’t you bring back some of your friends, huh?
[he turns around and sees an angry Thanator in front of him]
Jake Sully: [to Grace] What about this one? Run? Don’t run? What?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Run! Definitely run!
[Jake bolts into a run as the thanator leaps after him]
[Trudy is flying the ship around the rainforest whilst Grace is looking for Jake]
Trudy Chacon: I’m going to have to call it, guys. We’re not allowed to run night ops. Colonel’s orders. Sorry, Doc. He’s just going to have to hang on till morning.
Dr. Grace Augustine: He won’t make it till morning.
[after Neytiri has saved Jake from being killed by the viperwolves]
Jake Sully: Look, I know you probably don’t understand this, but, thank you.
[Neytiri ignores him and prays in Na’vi over the dead viperwolf]
Jake Sully: Thank you.
[Neytiri continues to ignore him and carries on her prayer ritual in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: That was pretty impressive. I would have been screwed if you hadn’t come along.
[Neytiri stands up and leaves, Jake follows her]
Jake Sully: Hey, wait a second! Hey, where are you going? Wait up! Just, hey, slow down! I just wanted to say thanks for killing those things…
[Neytiri hits him with her bow and he falls]
Jake Sully: Aaah! Damn!
Neytiri: Don’t thank. You don’t thank for this! This is sad. Very sad, only.
Jake Sully: Okay, okay. I’m sorry. Whatever I did, I’m sorry.
Neytiri: All this is your fault. They did not need to die.
Jake Sully: My fault? They attacked me! How am I the bad guy?
Neytiri: Your fault!
[she pushes him back down with her bow]
Jake Sully: Hey, woow!
Neytiri: Your fault.
Jake Sully: Easy. Easy.
Neytiri: You are like a baby. Making noise, don’t know what to do.
Jake Sully: Fine. Fine. If you loved your little forest friends, why not just let them kill my ass? What’s the thinking?
Neytiri: Why save you?
Jake Sully: Yeah, why save me?
Neytiri: You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!
[Neytiri walks away and Jake follows after her]
Jake Sully: Well, if I’m like a child, then, uh, maybe you should teach me.
Neytiri: Sky People can not learn. You do not see.
Jake Sully: Then teach me how to see.
Neytiri: No one can teach you to see.
[Jake is running after Neytiri across an elevated root of an enormous tree]
Jake Sully: Look, come on! Can’t we talk? Say, you know, where did you learn to speak English? Dr. Augustine’s school?
[Jake suddenly loses his footing and almost falls off the root when Neytiri catches him]
Neytiri: You’re like a baby.
[frustrated she says something in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: I need your help.
Neytiri: You should not be here.
Jake Sully: Okay, take me with you.
Neytiri: No! Go back!
[she turns to leave but Jake tries to stop her]
Jake Sully: No.
Neytiri: Go back!
[just then Neytiri notices woodspirits floating down towards them]
[as the woodspirits hover over and land on Jake’s head, hands, arms and body]
Jake Sully: What are they?
Neytiri: Seeds of the Sacred Tree. Very pure spirits.
[suddenly the woodspirits whirl up and float away]
Jake Sully: What was that all about?
[Neytiri doesn’t answer but takes his hand and pulls him after her]
Neytiri: Come! Come!
[Jake is brought to the Hometree to see the clan leader, Eytukan, who addresses Neytiri in Na’vi]
Eytukan: [subtitled] This creature, why do you bring him here?
[Neytiri replies in Na’vi]
Neytiri:[subtitled] I was going to kill him, but there was a sign from Eywa.
Eytukan: [subtitled]I have said no dreamwalker will come here!
Jake Sully: What’s he saying?
Eytukan: [subtitled] His alien smell fills my nose.
Jake Sully: What’s he saying?
Neytiri: My father is deciding whether to kill you.
Jake Sully: Your father!?
Jake Sully: It’s nice to meet you, sir.
[Jake steps forward offering his hand but the Na’vi hunters and Neytiri stop him]
[Moat enters as the clan have gathered around Jake, she speaks in Na’vi]
Mo’at: [subtitled] Step back! I will look at this alien.
Neytiri: That is Mother. She is Tsahik, the one who interprets the will of Eywa.
Jake Sully: Who’s Eywa?
[Moat circles around Jake examining his long braid and tail]
Mo’at: What are you called?
Jake Sully: Jake Sully.
[Moat pulls out a long thorn she’s wearing around her neck and quickly strikes Jake in the chest with it drawing blood, she tastes it]
Mo’at: Why did you come to us?
Jake Sully: I came to learn.
Mo’at: We have tried to teach other Sky People. It is hard to fill a cup which is already full.
Jake Sully: My cup is empty, trust me. Just ask Doctor Augustine. I’m no scientist.
Mo’at: What are you?
Jake Sully: I was a Marine. A, uh, a warrior. Of the Jarhead clan.
Tsu’tey: [subtitled] A warrior! I could kill him easily!
Eytukan: [subtitled] No! This is the first warrior dreamwalker we have seen. We need to learn more about him.
Mo’at: [subtitled] My Daughter. You will teach him our way, to speak and walk as we do.
Neytiri: [subtitled] Why me? That’s not fair!
[Moat puts up her hand to stop Neytiri’s protests and speaks to Jake]
Mo’at: It is decided! My daughter will teach you our ways. Learn well, Jakesully. Then we will see if your insanity can be cured.
[after Grace wakes Jake up from his link]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Is the avatar safe?
Jake Sully: Yeah, Doc, it’s safe, and you are not going to believe where I am!
[over breakfast Grace is re-telling the tale of how they lost Jake in the rainforest]
Dr. Grace Augustine: The last thing we see is this Marine’s ass disappearing into the bush with this angry thanator coming after him.
Jake Sully: Well, it’s not something you can teach.
Dr. Max Patel: That is awesome.
Dr. Grace Augustine: You know, for reasons I cannot fathom, the Omaticaya have chosen you. God help us all.
Col. Quaritch: Jarhead clan? And it worked?
Jake Sully: Yeah, I’m practically family. They’re going to study me. I have to learn to be one of them.
Col. Quaritch: That’s called taking the initiative, son. I wish I had ten more like you.
Parker Selfridge: Look, Sully, Sully, just find out what the blue monkeys want. You know, I mean we try to give them medicine, education, uh, roads! But no, no, no! They like mud. And that wouldn’t bother me, it’s just that they’re, uh…
[Selfridge presses the monitor to the large 3D graphic display]
Parker Selfridge: Hey, can somebody just, sector twelve.
[he gets one of the workers, Rick, behind him who to take over the 3D display monitor]
Parker Selfridge: Okay, go, go, go. Stop. Sto… Rick, stop! That’s, Jesus!
[the 3D display now shows the Omaticaya people’s Hometree]
Parker Selfridge: Their damn village happens to be resting on the richest unobtanium deposit within two hundred klicks in any direction. I mean, look at all that cheddar!
Jake Sully: Well, who gets them to move?
Col. Quaritch: Guess.
Jake Sully: What if they won’t go?
Col. Quaritch: I’m betting that they will.
Parker Selfridge: Okay, okay, okay, okay. Look, look. Killing the indigenous looks bad, but there’s one thing that shareholders hate more than bad press, and that’s a bad quarterly statement. I don’t make up the rules. So just find me a carrot that’ll get them to move, otherwise it’s going to have to be all stick. Okay.
Col. Quaritch: You got three months. That’s when the dozers get there.
Jake Sully: Then we’re wasting time.
Parker Selfridge: I like this guy.
[Grace is showing pictures of the Na’vi to Jake so he remembers them]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Okay, let’s run through them again.
[Grace shows him a picture of Mo’at]
Jake Sully: Mo’at. Dragon lady.
[next picture is of Eytukan]
Jake Sully: Eytukan.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Ey-tu-kahn. He’s the clan leader. But she’s the spiritual leader. Like a shaman.
Jake Sully: Got it.
[next picture is of Tsu’tey]
Jake Sully: Soo-tey.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Tsu’tey.
Jake Sully: Tsu’tey.
Dr. Grace Augustine: He’ll be the next clan leader.
[next picture is of Neytiri]
Jake Sully: Neytiri.
Dr. Grace Augustine: She’ll be the next “Tsahik”. They become a mated pair.
Jake Sully: So who’s this Eywa?
Norm Spellman: Who’s Eywa? Only their deity! Their goddess, made up of all living things. Everything they know! You’d know this if you had any training whatsoever.
Jake Sully: Who’s got a date with the chief’s daughter?
[Jake holds up the picture of Neytiri’s]
Norm Spellman: Oh, come on! That’s not a…
Dr. Grace Augustine: Knock it off you two. Village life starts early.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t do anything unusually stupid.
[Jake grins as Grace rolls her eyes at him before closing the pod]
[after Jake has bonded for the first time with the horse like creature he’s mounted]
Neytiri: That is shahaylu, the bond. Feel her. Feel her heartbeat, her breath. Feel her strong legs. You may tell her what to do…
[she touches her head]
Neytiri: …inside. For now, say where to go.
Jake Sully: Forward.
[the horse launches into a gallop and Jake gets thrown off making Neytiri laugh]
[after watching Jake fall off his horse, Tsu’tey rides over to Jake]
Tsu’tey: You should go away.
Jake Sully: Nah, you’d miss me. I knew you could speak English.
[Tsu’tey turns to Neytiri, who is leading the horse back]
Tsu’tey: [subtitled] This alien will learn nothing. A rock sees more. Look at him.
[she grins in agreement. Tsu’tey and the other hunters gallop off away from them. Neytiri gestures to Jake’s horse]
[Jake is telling Qauritch and Selfrige about the Hometree’s inner structure]
Jake Sully: If you want to hit this thing, it’s going to be complicated. Your scan doesn’t show the internal structure. There’s an outer rowe of columns, real heavy duty. There’s a secondary ring here, and an inner ring. There’s a core structure, like a spiral, that’s how they move up and down.
Col. Quaritch: We’re going to need accurate scans on every column.
Jake Sully: Roger that.
[Max coming up the stairwell sees them and hears what Jake is telling them]
Col. Quaritch: What else can you tell us about the structure?
Jake Sully: I’m guessing this secondary ring, that’s also rowe bearing.
Jake Sully: So where are we going?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Getting out of dodge. I’m not about to let Selfridge and Quaritch micro-manage this thing. There’s a mobile link up at Site twenty-six, we can work at it. Way up in the mountains.
Norm Spellman: The Hallelujah Mountains?
Dr. Grace Augustine: That’s right.
Norm Spellman: Are you serious?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah.
Norm Spellman: Yesssss!
[he laughs looking pleased and then turns to Jake who looks confused]
Norm Spellman: The legendary Floating Mountains of Pandora? Heard of them?
[Trudy is flying them towards Hallelujah Mountains]
Dr. Grace Augustine: We’re getting close.
Trudy Chacon: Yeah, look at my instruments.
[the instrumentation is going haywire whilst they fly through clouds]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yep. We’re in the flux vortex.
Trudy Chacon: We’re VFR from here on.
Norm Spellman: What’s VFR?
Trudy Chacon: It means you got to see where you’re going.
Norm Spellman: You can’t see anything!
Trudy Chacon:[laughing] Exactly. Ain’t that a bitch.
[when they see the Hallelujah Mountains for the first time]
Norm Spellman: Oh, my God!
[laughing at Jake and Norm]
Trudy Chacon: You should see your faces.
[when they arrive at site 26 in Hallelujah mountains]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Grace didn’t miss a thing. She knew I was talking to the Colonel. But I had what she needed, a way back in with the clan. So she’s playing nice.
[when Jake sees a mountain Banshee for the first time]
Jake Sully: Holy shit!
Neytiri: Do not look in her eye.
[Neytiri feeds it a large scrap of meat and she murmurs and strokes its neck]
Neytiri: Ikran is not horse. Once shahaylu is made, ikran will fly with only one hunter in the whole life.
[Neytiri connects the end of her queue with the Banshee’s antenna and climbs onto the animal’s back]
Neytiri: To become “taronyu”, hunter, you must choose your own ikran. And he must choose you.
Jake Sully: When?
Neytiri: When you are ready.
[Neytiri flies away off the huge tree branch]
[Jake has just switched the video log camera on and starts talking into it]
Jake Sully: Okay, this is video log twelve times twenty-one, thirty-two.
[he looks off camera to Grace who’s sat behind him working]
Jake Sully: Do I have to do this now? Like, I really need to get some rack.
Dr. Grace Augustine: No, now. When it’s fresh.
[Jake turns back to the camera]
Jake Sully: Okay, location; Shack. The days are starting to blur together.
[Jake and Neytiri on sitting on a large tree branch, she’s teaching him Na’vi]
Jake Sully: [voice over] The language is a pain, but you know I figure it’s like field-stripping a weapon. Just repetition. Repetition.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Neytiri calls me sk’awn. It means moron.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Norm’s attitude has improved lately.
FighFighGsee Norm teaching Jake the Na’vi customs]
Jake Sully: [voice over] It’s good he’s back on board, but he thinks I’m a sk’awn too.
[Jake is running, climbing and leaping through the tree branches with Neytiri leading him]
Jake Sully: [voice over] My feet are getting tougher. I can run farther every day. I could trust my body to know what to do.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Everyday its reading the trails, the tracks at the water-hole, tiniest scents and sounds. She’s always going on about the flow of energy, the spirits of animals. I really hope this treehugger crap isn’t on the final.
[as Jake is recording his video log, Grace sitting behind him working interrupts him]
Dr. Grace Augustine: This isn’t just about eye-hand coordination out, you know. You need to listen to what she says. Try to see the forest through her eyes.
Jake Sully: Excuse me, this is my video log here.
[as Neytiri leaps onto enormous palm leaves to catch her fall until she reaches the ground]
Jake Sully: [voice over] With Neytiri it’s learn fast or die.
[to himself as he sees what Neytiri has just done]
Jake Sully:Hah! You got to be kidding me!
[Jake tries to do the same as Neytiri and leaps off the tree branch but his fall is not as gracefully]
Jake Sully: [voice over] I talked Mo’at into letting Grace into the village. It’s the first time since the school was closed down.
Jake Sully: [voice over] I try and understand this deep connection the people have with the forest. She talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things. She says all energy is only borrowed and one day you have to give it back.
[Jake goes over to the twitching body of the hexapede he’s just shot with his arrow and speaks to it in Na’vi before be plunges his knife to kill the animal]
Jake Sully: [subtitled] I see you Brother, and thank you. Your spirit goes with Eywa. Your body stays behind to become part of The People.
[Neytiri watches him approval]
Neytiri: A clean kill. You are ready.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Learning to ride an ikran; we call them banshees, is a test every young hunter has to pass. But to do that, you got to go where the banshees are. Oo-rah.
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