13 years after “Avatar,” we finally get “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and it is an epic, immersive feast for the senses, making this movie even better than its predecessor!
Avatar the way of water is a true visual masterpiece, Cameron yet again sets the bar high giving us most probably the 21st century’s single-greatest visual effects accomplished.
Avatar the Way of water occurs many years after the start of the first tale.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana’s characters, Jake Sully and Neytiri, are now contentedly residing on the planet Pandora with their four children, including adopted adolescent daughter Kiri (Sigourney Weaver).
Kiri inherited DNA from the late Dr. Grace Augustine, who was portrayed by Weaver in the first movie. But eventually, the “sky people” come back to disrupt their peace. The American military invades Pandora this time in search of fresh territory because Earth is now a destroyed planet with no more natural resources.
Stephen Lang’s character, Colonel Quaritch, is back as the villain. Even though Sully and Neytiri murdered him in the first film, his DNA is still present in the body of a Na’vi avatar. While his chief operating officer, Edie Falco, may be present, Quaritch is still in charge of the offense, with emphasis on the offensive. He’s still a sexist, and racist bully, but now that he has blue Na’vi powers, he’s even more terrifying.
Unaffected by the conflict on Earth’s surface, a portion of the movie is set in an area of the planet that is more tranquil and aquatic. Sully and his family relocate to the Metkayina islands to evade Quaritch’s fury.
Tonowari (Cliff Curtis) and Ronal (Kate Winslet) are in charge of the reef people, who are the Na’vi mainlanders’ more environmentally friendly cousins. The guests soon begin to appreciate their new land, sea, and variety of exotic animals when they teach Sully and the others “the way of the water.” They even learn to breathe underwater and swim. And in the middle of the story, the teen kids take center stage as the Sully family learns to live “the life aquatic.”
The story’s most heartwarming part of the movie is when Sully’s teenage son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) becomes pals with a 300-foot whale. The two misfits, who are both misunderstood and undervalued by their own families, become close. The conversations they have while swimming together are quite delightful, and the whale’s grief is tragic. When the whale explains why he has been rejected by his animal family, Cameron makes us think and understand the pain whales go through in real life (Whaling) and how and why the hunting of whales should be banned.
There was a lot of reference to Cameron’s past hit works such as the combat sequences in ALIENS, the death toll in THE TERMINATOR, the claustrophobic feeling in THE ABYSS, and the water struggle in TITANIC all appear to blend into one epic, and intense mashup, which a lot of Cameron fans will truly appreciate.
I can’t even explain how epic and mind-blowing the special effects are, it’s way more advanced than its predecessor, Cameron takes you into the magical world of Pandora, and makes you take a deep breath and dive in to enjoy the aquatic wonders.
It’s one of the most beautiful movies I’ve watched this year, a stunning visual feast for all our senses, the only way you can truly enjoy and submerse yourself into this movie is by watching it in 3D, giving you a cinematic experience you have never witnessed before! make sure to watch this movie in 3D for the best viewing experience!