Avatar Movie Review: The Way of Water

James Cameron, the king of fantasy, directed the much-anticipated sequel.


Movie Review Avatar 

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Drama 

Director: James Cameron 

Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Yeoh

Running Time: 3hrs 12mins

Incredible CGI brings to life a heartfelt narrative with relevant themes like love, family, fatherhood, colonial aggression, and ecocide. The movie was almost three and a half hours long, but we didn’t want to miss a second of it. 

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Avatar 2, James Cameron’s turn-of-the-decade sequel, boasts stunning 3D effects and an enhanced remake of the original. The first Avatar’s 3D science fiction visuals had viewers captivated by its blue Pandora universe.

Following a 13-year hiatus, the extremely pricey aquatic masterpiece has returned with a mellower, bluer version of the film and a more touching tale starring Jake Sully as someone who does not give up on his family and the people. An avatar Na’vi version of Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), who seems to be on a mindless revenge rampage, is the enemy this time around. However, the narrative and the adversary’s motivations start to feel too similar, especially after Cameron openly reenacts specific classic sequences from Titanic.

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The Way of Water avoids falling into the trap of weaker sequels by introducing intriguing new (Pandora) civilizations and exceptional qualities that almost only James Cameron could dish up unerringly. The movie concludes with a thought-provoking call to end the violence against indigenous people and the theft of their land.

Get your tickets for Avatar: the way of water from Vox Cinemas or Muvi Cinema.

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