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Wheelchair Hero Movie Previewed at Comic-Con

July 25 2009 | by

James Cameron working on Avatar. Photo: Mark Fellman 2009 Twentieth Century Fox

James Cameron, who directed the Oscar-winning movie Titanic, arrived at San Diego’s Comic-Con — to the world’s largest comic book convention — to show the first public footing from his new disability-themed movie, according to Rolling Stone.

Cameron showed nearly half an hour’s worth of scenes for his sci-fi epic, Avatar, which features a wheelchair-bound soldier who explores a new planet in a tall, blue, reptile-like avatar body. His rival and lover teaches him how to survive on the planet, called Pandora. Sigourney Weaver, who starred in Cameron’s Aliens, has a role as a botanist in the movie.

The movie, which opens December 18, is being praised for it’s computer graphics as well as the design that went into creating the alien worlds and life-forms.

  • Luigi Fulk

    Avatar was a great movie, I just watched it a few day ago. I don’t usually go to the theather because I get nervious around a lot people but I think I’ll give this one a shot because people are saying that it’s even better on the big screen, I think it might be in 3D. Anyway the movie Avatar get two thumbs up from me, I watch all of my movies at voobymovies,com if anyone was wondering and it’s free

  • Wheelchair Windy

    It turned out to be a great movie that showed that, with a strong mind and some technology, you can overcome all obstacles. You can even win a war.

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