Avatar: The Way of Water was tremendous. Earlier in the week, I rewatched the first movie and was reminded of how fantastic it is. The new film spends plenty of time with the children of Jake Sully and Neytiri(the main protagonists). The viewer can tell that these kids will be the heroes of future sequels. I found them interesting and not annoying. The dynamic between themselves, a human friend character called Spider, growing up, and being thrust into this battle with the Sky people was well done.
This movie, like the first, was also engaging and emotional. In 2022, we've received amazing, peak sci-fi content. Some examples are Raised by Wolves on HBO, Andor on Disney +, Prey on Hulu, and Avatar 2.
The 2009 film depicts humans finding an alien planet with resources that Earth can mine and use to benefit humanity. In this film, our world is dying, and society is looking to inhabit Pandora as our next homeworld.
Where the film got bogged down for me was the whale-type characters. We spend a lot of time with them. I also found it goofy when the whales and the Na'vi communicated with each other. James Cameron is bringing attention to our planet again with Avatar 2, similarly to what he did with the first film. The gist is taking care of our world and doing more to protect the dwindling whale population.
Thankfully, Avatar 2 doesn't suffer from the woke agenda like most Disney products these days. The men and women are strong and show weakness. A heavy emphasis on family and relationships between fathers, sons, and daughters is excellent.
I saw the film in the Real 3D format, and it delivered-especially the underwater and forest scenes.
Wonderful film. I wouldn't see it in theaters again because of the run time, but I will watch it once it comes on Disney+.
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