AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

The “way of water” is a teensy bit Titanic and The Abyss, a smidge of The Poseidon Adventure, lashings of Free Willy and Jaws… and whole lotta David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. I can’t help but wonder whether a faux documentary series about Pandora — an Earthlike moon orbiting a gas giant in Alpha Centauri — is really what James Cameron wanted to make.

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AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Review by Susan Granger

It’s been 13 years since James Cameron’s Avatar was released. And it’s well worth the wait to see his $350 million Avatar: The Way of Water, demonstrating how he uses cinematic technology to create a new, fantastical Na’vi realm on a distant moon called Pandora. Working with James Cameron, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have developed an emotional arc for each motion-captured character. The result is compelling, fully digital sci-fi, highlighted by cinematographer Russell Carpenter’s dazzling visual effects, particularly the breathtaking deep-sea sequences.

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AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Review by Diane Carson

Avatar: The Way of Water highlights spectacle plus heady issues. For thirteen years, the much-anticipated sequel to Avatar has required intensive production work. Now, Avatar: The Way of Water rewards the long wait with an extravaganza of special effects cinematic spectacle. And as the title announces, a great deal of action takes place in and around water with thrilling play, risky adventures, and rousing combat.

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