The much-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009-starting Avatar trilogy, Avatar: The Way of Water, will hit theaters on December 16th. The American press has recently accessed a glimpse, and many are yelling at the masterpiece. The first film critics have returned to the fabled land of Pandora and are full of ideas.
The sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, will take place more than ten years after the first movie, in the year 2154, with Neytiri and Jake Sully as the main characters. They are now married and responsible for Neteya, Lo’ak, Tuktirey, and Kiri. The main antagonist of the narrative, Colonel Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang, will also make a comeback. He will be brought back to life in an Avatar Na’vi form.
James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him. AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral, and as big as movies get. @officialavatar— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) December 6, 2022
James Cameron & Co. deliver yet another riveting, awe-inducing masterclass in world-building with #AvatarTheWayOfWater . Immersive, emotionally engaging & epically entertaining, it’s a thrilling ride. CG artifice melts away where we’re just watching the characters’ humanity steer pic.twitter.com/6CksGpEumJ— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) December 6, 2022
As someone who LIKED — but didn't LOVE — the first AVATAR, let me tell you:— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) December 6, 2022
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER blew me away.
Vastly superior in visuals, story telling and performances, the sequel left my jaw on the ground for the entire runtime.
James Cameron is the GOD of sequels. pic.twitter.com/1cw6C94O4f
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER: Yeah never bet against James Cameron. Trying to spare hyperbole, but I’ve never seen anything like this from a technical, visual standpoint. It’s overwhelming. Maybe too overwhelming. Sometimes I’d miss plot points because I’m staring at a Pandora fish— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 6, 2022
So, #AvatarTheWayOfWater: Liked it, didn't love it. The good news is that 3D is good again (yay!), and the action is pretty incredible (especially in the final act). But many of the storylines feel like they have to stop and start, and the high frame rate was hit & miss for me. pic.twitter.com/eY4G76R1AJ— Amon Warmann (@AmonWarmann) December 6, 2022