Updated: Dec 21, 2022
With the release of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, the happiness of movie lovers and the box office are beyond explanation. Once in a blue moon comes a movie that fits the definition of perfection; even the movie critics can not help but be in awe of the work of the director and writer, and Avatar is one such fine piece of work.
In 2009, when the first movie came out, it started a revolution in the field of CGI and everyone got attracted to it.The movie introduced us to an alien world, whose residents are highly evolved. The action, the storyline, the special effects, everything was to the point, and to date the movie holds a special position, but now the franchise has released its sequel and it is the right platform to dethrone the first one.
Is the hype worth it?
There is a saying - ‘Don't judge a book by its cover’, but when talking about Avatar, you may take a call to watch it by watching its gripping trailer and the movie will not fail to amaze you. It might even surpass your expectation as it has a legacy to maintain. The first movie was an instant hit, breaking all the records, and is the highest-grossing movie of all times.
James Cameron has once again set the entertainment world on fire. With great power comes great responsibility, and no doubt with all the special powers Cameron has given to his characters, they have rightly won millions of hearts. The story is a bit loose in the first 2 hours and may disappoint the viewers but the breathtaking animations and effects will make your money worth the while. Over a period of time, 3D movies have made their place among viewers; and who wouldn't like to experience the cinematic world closely? This movie will give you an adrenaline rush and the chance to be a part of the story with the 3-dimensional magic which all the more elevates the experience. Avatar 2 starts right from where it was dropped 13 years ago, Jake sully has now settled on the extrasolar moon, Pandora, and now have kids, they are on the journey to explore different parts of Pandora. Jake and Neytiri work together to fight the upcoming challenges and to keep their families safe from any threat that might come in the future. The war between the Na'vi race and the humans is inevitable when an ancient threat surfaces.
Avatar franchise Vs Marvel
From the very beginning, the movie is being compared to Marvel movies like Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, but so far the movie hasn't been able to break these box office records, so we can say that the movie might be a cinematic wonder but the Marvel cinematic universe is still in the lead. Both Avatar: The Way of Water and Marvel Endgame are the result of fine work, and the details shown through CGI make them a masterpiece. The movie was long awaited and everyone had very high expectations, Avatar 2 is now the second highest box office opener movie in India after the massive success of Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Avatar 2 has done most of its business from the South Indian audience and internationally it has been able to stand up to people’s demand. After the first movie, producing the sequel was a challenging task because the audience has been exposed to a number of other cinematic wonders through various movies and CGI has been developing ever since on a fast pace; hence it was a big deal to maintain the movie’s authentic reputation and to keep it unique. James Cameron absolutely did wonders and completed the task with flying colours.
What are the numbers saying?
With an IMDB rating of 7.8 and 78% votes on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has done well on its first weekend and is heading towards bigger numbers. The viewers seem to be happy and have given a big fat thumbs up to the movie, but some of them are complaining about lousy storytelling.
People are happy with the details shown in the Pandora world and are loving how the development of characters can be seen throughout. With no spoilers, we'd like to say that viewers think it is worth one’s 3 hours and the money one will be spending as certain scenes in the movie will remain in one’s memory for a long time. Emotions, actions, adventure, and the element of fantasy, every component is sprinkled in just the right amount, neither less nor more than required.
James Cameron succeeded in showing how far 3D tech has come. The first 30 minutes fill you in with the background story and after that, you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen, people were concerned about the length of the movie but every second will be absolutely run for your money. James will make you wish that you could travel to Pandora and experience the beauty yourself. He took everything great about the first movie, doubled it and directed Avatar: The Way of Water. Underwater scenes are rather hard to direct and it’s even harder to make them authentic but the director and actors understood the assignment, no doubt everyone gave their best performance and to make this masterpiece.