Avatar Makes a Recruiting Pitch
09.21.09 by REELZ
A new viral promotion for James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar has popped up online. Framed as a recruiting pitch for the AVTR Program's base under construction on the alien moon Pandora, the site leads off with upbeat messages about "building a bridge between two worlds" and the like.
However, a quite different impression of what recruits are up against leaks through in a short video of tough-as-nails Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) giving his no-nonsense introduction to the many hazards of life on Pandora. Bottom line: You are not in Kansas any more, and you just might want to be packing some very heavy weaponry.
Also included are some concept drawings of the base and news updates detailing, among other things, exactly how many layers of defenses need to be put in place to defend against Pandora's beautiful but deadly environment.