Showtime Premiere, 8.30pm
★★★★★ The trailblazing sci-fi epic from James Cameron (Titanic) creates a world unlike no other ever seen on screen before. The action takes place on a faraway planet in the year 2154, where a paraplegic Marine (Sam Worthington) infiltrates the native population with the aid of a virtual-reality program. Avatar’s heightened visual flair lives up to its hype as ‘‘a game changer’’. L.P.