In ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’, James Cameron continues to push movie technology while remaining content with the most generic writing

Posted on December 16, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

It’s a great theme-park ride. As a movie, though, it leaves you wanting for at least some drama to hold on to.

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We are back on Pandora. We move through blue mists. We soar past the flying mountains we know from the earlier film. We enter the forest with winged creatures as sunlight falls in shafts, filtered by the thick flora. And then Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) opens his mouth and brings us crashing down to earth. He says, “The forests of Pandora have many dangers, but the biggest danger is that you may grow to love her too much.” And we instantly are reminded of both the pluses and minuses of the first Avatar. I wrote then: “The visuals are expectedly eye-popping, especially in 3-D, but couldn’t they have diverted a few more dollars towards the script?” I’d say the same about Avatar 2: The Way of the Water. It’s a great theme-park ride. As a movie, though, it makes you want to have a long interview with James Cameron about his big psychological shift from muscular action filmmaker to New Age-y, touchy-feely, digital world-builder.

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