After a wait of over a decade, the sequel to 2009’s Avatar has been released. Needless to say, high hopes were riding on Avatar: The Way of Water, which has been produced by James Cameron, along with Jon Landau. Cameron also wrote the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, which is based on a story that the trio has previously penned with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno.
The cast retains Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, and Giovanni Ribisi in the sequel.
Here Are A Few Fan Reactions
Went to see #AvatarTheWayOfWater tonight… it’s stunning! An absolute visual feast! Shot after shot of complex, dense, richly detailed #VFX imagery- such a technical and creative achievement. It’s next level on a scale not seen before. Bravo #WetaFX and crew! #film #cinema
— Bryon Caldwell (@BryonCaldwell) December 16, 2022
— ML (@myrita28) December 16, 2022
— sstephpm (@wenbebeARMY) December 16, 2022
James Cameron… my hat off to you #AvatarTheWayOfWater was mesmerizing 🙌🏼
— Jaime (@Jamescoro151) December 16, 2022
The movie shows that James Cameron has made the best visualized movie yet. 99% of the movie contains heavy CGI.This movie proves that why AVATAR is the G.O.A.T…..
— GRACE KHOBRAGADE (@GRACE51070798) December 16, 2022
I went to see #AvatarTheWayOfWater and it was possibly the best looking film I’ve ever seen. Absolutely stunning & breath taking. In the opening I started hoping there would be no conflict & we could just get an awesome alien documentary where everyone hangs out at the beach 😭🤭
— Party Nauseous (@jonbenetryan) December 16, 2022
— Tom ❤️🔥❤️🔥 (@Swatimutyam1322) December 16, 2022
#AvatarTheWayOfWater 10/10 banger movie!
— Aesthetic (@imtoneytone) December 16, 2022
James Cameron really is ahead of his time. The underwater visuals are mind blowing!!! Saldana commands the screen as Neytiri
— MovieJunkie401 🍿 (@MovieJunkie401) December 15, 2022
— Joseph Thattassery (@JThattassery) December 15, 2022
Just watched Avatar 2. Nobody and I mean NOBODY knows how to make a sequel better than James Cameron.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Avatar: The Way of Water
He’s done it again!
Can’t wait to watch it in IMAX on Sunday. This movie is spectacular. A visual masterpiece! 💯 pic.twitter.com/TCA66jqmOd
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 16, 2022
I just saw #AvatarTheWayOfWater and wow. I expected it to be a visual spectacle, but I didn’t expect it to be so emotionally resonant. Its nuanced characters, rich world building, and fulfilling story make this far better than its predecessor.
Also the fight scenes are BRUTAL. pic.twitter.com/T3fLN4cKE6
— ✶cozza✶ (@stephcozza) December 13, 2022
— Unbiased Snyder Fan (@snyder_all) December 1, 2022
In this sequel, Jake Sully now leads a happy life with his new family in Pandora. Currently the chief of Omaticaya, he starts a family with Neytiri. He has two biological offsprings named Neteyam, Lo’ak, and a daughter named Tuk. He goes on to adopt a girl named Kiri and a human boy named Spider. Interestingly, Spider was born in Pandora, but couldn’t get back to Earth due to undisclosed problems.
However, this peace is short-lived as an enemy from the past wants to seek revenge. And well, Sully joins hands with Neytiri and the army of Na’vi to neutralize the threat.
Back in 2006, Cameron teased that if the first film turned out to be a hit, he’d consider making two other parts of it. And well, the film turned out to be a massive hit at the box office. Initially, speculations were rife that he wanted to release the two parts in 2014 and 2015, however, that never happened. The sequels were to explore new moons where one would be focused on the ocean and the other one on the rainforest. He wanted to shoot it underwater using a deepwater submersible.
Kate Winslet is a part of the film, and has worked with Cameron in the past in 1997’s Titanic. In an interview, Winslet opined that they’ve both evolved over the years. “I think there are probably lots of differences in both of us. I mean, we are… even though it’s 25 years since it [Titanic] was released, it’s actually 27 years since we were filming it. And that’s a very long time. That’s over half of my lifetime. So, huge things have changed. I’ve become a parent. Jim’s become a parent again, since then.”
She further added, “And we’re both, hopefully, wiser, more creative, more daring, more experimental as artists and creators and collaborators. So yeah, that’s probably the main difference, quite honestly is that hopefully just, as storytellers, we’ve become a little more evolved and interesting, hopefully. Yeah so, lots of creative differences, I would say.”
Lead Image: 20th Century Studios