There has been much speculation as to the strength of the plot of James Cameron’s first movie since Titanic debuted in 1997.  And here is where it all unfolds: yes the plot of the movie has been done a 1,000 times but Cameron did the plot in a new way.  You aren’t going to find new, original ideas any more.  Every idea you see in a movie is derived from another idea.  There are no original stories anymore there’s only the twist you put on it yourself.  Avatar is a movie that NEEDS to be seen, now I’m not here to praise the vision, I can do that on my own time; this review is about the so called story of the film.  But I’ll tell you right now that Avatar is a film that must be seen in 3D Imax if possible.  You will not get the same experience if you were to rent this movie when it hits DVD.People must understand/remember that James Cameron is an environmentalist and this film is a study of the economic and environmental status that the United States, (and most of the world) is in right now.  Avatar is an opening to the world of environmental study to the younger generation and it does it in a way that will reach out to these people just as Dora the Explorer as helped children learn Spanish, granted I don’t believe many people will be rushing to learn the native tongue of the Navi’ any time soon.  I mean this isn’t J.R.R. Tolkien.People are seeing Avatar for the visuals not for the story line, and if you go into the theatre for the story line I guarantee you will be disappointed.  The easiest way to describe the script of Avatar is a recycled version of Walt Disney’s Pocahontas.  Boy travels and meets girl, who disrupts boys mission, boy falls in love with girl, boy goes against the grain with his people.  Sam Worthington, a name I believe Hollywood will soon become recognized with, plays a handicap Ex Marine with the soul purpose of going to the moon Pandora in hopes that the Army/Marines will help pay for him to get his legs fixed while he is stuck in a wheelchair.  Worthington gives a genuine performance as Jake Sully though nothing to truly write home about.  It seemed like whenever his character was about to show emotion he steered away from it in fear which leaves the audience with a disappointment.  Honestly the best part of the movie was Dodgeball’s Joel Moore who plays Norm Spellman, a scientist working to help understand the tribe of the Navi’.  Moore’s performance was exactly what the movie needed in terms of comic relief.  He was there when needed and not overused to take away from whatever was going on in the story at the time.Stephen Lang’s peformance as Colonel Quaritch was the one performance that seemed to be the abundance of generic quality a character can be.  The generic Colonel who’s soul purpose is to complete his mission.  “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”  Really?  How did Cameron ever think that that line was okay to use?In all the story of Avatar is truly recycled in every way except for the setting.  Pandora is a beautifully exotic moon, (not actually a planet) that needs to be seen by any who finds themselves even remotely interested in the film.  The undertones of environmental discussion is abundantly clear within the story, Cameron isn’t exactly one to hint at his views as we have seen before.  All in all in Avatar the only thing that sets it aside is the vision that matters, not the story.  Though the story does not take away from anything with in the movie.  So once again, if you go to see Avatar for it’s story and script development you will be disappointed on your way out of the theatre, I repeat: you WILL be disappointed.  Go see the movie for the visual affects because that itself is a memory to hold on to.