Like James Cameron's previous box office hits, "Avatar," "Titanic," the long-awaited "Avatar: The Way of Water" arrived before Christmas. The full-blooded blockbuster builds on the success of the previous film, and fans of the first film have been waiting an eternity for the sequel.
"Avatar" in 2009 grossed approximately three billion dollars in cinemas worldwide, which allowed it to position itself at the top of the list of the most profitable titles of all time. Fans waited for the sequel for 13 long years, its premiere wandered around the calendar for a long time, and the coronavirus pandemic didn't help it either.
"Avatar: The Way of Water" is finally in cinemas, and how it was produced is best evidenced by the fact that it cost an incredible 350 million dollars (which is not the final figure, because there are speculations that the amount goes up to 400 million).
Cameron's film lasts more than three hours (only four minutes shorter than "Titanic") and comes at a time when we are all able to binge a series for ten hours, while a film lasting over two hours, for some reason, has become a painstaking experience.
Cameron is now at the mercy of critics, who are by default divided in opinion, but all agree on one thing. "Avatar: The Way of Water" is technically superior and represents an impressive cinema experience. This sci-fi epic should be seen exclusively on the big screen.
Some have maliciously called it the trillion-dollar screensaver because it really does look like those videos played on hardware store TVs, pixelated to the atomic level.
"Avatar: The Way of Water" is set ten years after the events of the first film.
Jake Sully and Neytiri return in a new story, and now they have children to take care of. Promoting the benefits of transhumanism and environmental awareness are still the main message that Cameron sends to humanity with his overpriced production, although everything seems to revolve around ideas about the importance of family (and other Christmas slogans that essentially encourage consumerism, rather than forcing people to spend time together).
Director James Cameron has long been synonymous with blockbusters. Since "The Terminator", his films have served as special effects mannequins in Hollywood. Making sumptuous films that take the audience's breath away, he emotionally harnesses us to the end with his stories, while bringing the producers heaps of green rustling dollars.
They're coming in at the moment as fast as the money counter can flip the bills…whatever you think. "Avatar: Path of Water" will show you the true power of film.
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