I see you. In key scenes in both Avatar released in 2009, and in the sequel Avatar the way of water. Characters say this to each other, suggesting that seeing another person or being with depth wisdom compassion. The connection to see isn’t merely to view it’s to behold. It is possible that James Cameron, the director of these films, is using them to convey a message to nature.That he sees nature truly sees it in all of its wonder and strangeness and power. Like the first film, Avatar The Way of water is a lofty romanticized goal for humans. Who are greedy selfish rapacious to take apart. What surrounds us the forests the oceans the Myriad creatures within them aren’t just our lifeline. It’s also spiritual salvation.
Jake Sully lives on Pandora, an extrasolar moon, with his Newly found family. A similar threat that Jake faced in the first part is now back. Jake must work with Natiri in the army of the Navi race to protect their home. When a sequel arrives 13 years after the first film no matter how much of a blockbuster that first film was. The question is do we still care? Cameron doesn’t give us a choice. His co-writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silva and key collaborators dop Russell Carpenter. Even production designers Dylan Cole and Ben Proctor create a family drama with high stakes. Set in an aquatic World that is so visually resplendent that it’s impossible to take it all in.
Avatar is mesmerizing
The run time of this film is a challenging 3 hours 12 minutes. There is a stretch towards the beginning of the second hour. When the narrative momentum seems to get lost in the wonder of marine life tentacled creatures of every kind and in every size. Some dazzling fluorescent hues fill the frame it is astonishing. I recommend your patience because it’s all part of Cameron’s masterful orchestration world building in high frame rate 3D is so stunning that you wouldn’t believe what your eyes are watching.
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Avatar The way of water fully immerses us into the world of Navi in the first film. The Action moved back and forth between the protagonist Jake Sully’s human form and his blue 10-foot tall Avatar. Most of the characters act in the landscape in computer-generated artifice and here’s the miracle we still get deeply attached to. The events take place 14 years after the events of the first film. Jake and Natiri have four children including two teenage sons Nitym and Loac an eight-year-old daughter, and an adopted teenage daughter named Kiri. Kiri is played by Sigourney Weaver, who you might remember as the empathetic scientist Dr. Grace Augustine from the first film. Kiri’s parentage is a bit of a mystery as is this instinctive connection she has with nature. All of which will presumably be unveiled in the sequels which undoubtedly will follow.
A new approach to the story
The sullies are forced to leave their jungle home because the sky people AKA the bad guys were banished from Pandora in the first film. They return, and the family takes Refuge with Reef dwellers known as the matching in the first film. Natiri had taught Jake the ways of the Navi and the ways of the forest. Here the entire family must learn the ways of the water. The action takes a back seat and we get this family Saga of sibling rivalry rebellious teens and parents fumbling to do their best. Jake’s voiceover reminds us twice it’s what gives him meaning. We’re also introduced to the tolkor mammoth will like creatures who come to play a key role.
There is much to protect this family from the formidable Colonel Miles Gorich is back you might ask how since in the first film he died with these two arrows buried in his chest courage is reborn in a Navi Avatar. Who has been implanted with the Colonel’s memories which means that this time the fight is personal. He’s back for revenge or as he says Jake Sully’s scalp the dialogue occasionally borders on banal. Sam Worthington as Jake Zoe Saldana as Natiri Kate Winslet as Ronald Stephen langs Courage all deliver as blue and aquamarine people as he did in the first film. Cameron is the master of producing human emotions when it comes to movies. The CG of the way of the water is not only photorealistic but also creative on the biggest scale in the history of movies.
The popularity of Avatar in 2009 had a significant impact on the path of digital movie production and distribution. Even though a lot has changed in the world over the past 13 years, some things remain unchanged. When James Cameron decides to produce a sequel, he extends and sensationalises the prior plot in unexpected and interesting ways. As it refocuses on the raw emotion of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water isn’t afraid to be odd as heck. As the story of the movie moves forward, the new characters carry the plot in a smooth manner.
The story is simple and the humans apart from the spider have minimal depth but where the writing wobbles the visuals take over. The movie is about a warrior who saves his homeland. The way of water is a testament to imagination and Ingenuity in every frame. The creativity induces shock and the beauty on display is startling. It would be meaningless if the drama did not give an emotional appeal. Once again, he has produced a technological marvel. A crowd-pleaser, I thoroughly loved it and believe you will as well.