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Avatar: The Way of Water, was it worth waiting 13 years? (criticism)

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Avatar: The Way of Water took over 10 years to complete; now that the film has hit theaters, will the wait reward us with a good experience?

After so long, the continuation of the saga of the blue walkers from the planet of Pandora, called Avatar: The Way of Water🇧🇷 Was it worth it? Come check it out!

Synopsis

Directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington (Jake Sully) and Zoë Saldaña (Ney'tiri), the film took more than 10 years to produce and features new technologies and techniques that promise to make it a true cinematic experience. Among the techniques, the actors underwent intense diving and apnea training so that they could hold their breath for as long as possible, all to make the story more true to the viewer.

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The premiere of the film takes place 13 years after the first one (Image: Zappeando)

After long years of connection on the planet Pandora, Jake Sully now lives a peaceful life alongside his wife Ney'tiri and their new family. But when old threats return, they are forced to leave their homes and explore the world as they wage a new war against humans.

New history, old conflicts

Many years have passed since the end of the war against the people of the sky and the Na'vi finally live in peace with their new leader, the transformed human Jake Sully, who now needs to be a boss, husband and an exemplary father for his Kiri children, Lo'ak, Neteyam and little Tuk.

Jake has become a respected warrior and so many responsibilities seem to weigh heavily on our hero's head. The traumas of the past still haunt him, causing him to become paranoid about protection and even a little strict with his children, especially with the young teenagers Lo'ak and Neteyam who seem to have taken after their father's rebellious spirit.

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Jake and Ney'tiri have 4 children together (Image: India TV News)

Lo'ak is the one who challenges him the most, often getting himself into dangerous situations to get some of his father's approval and proud look - which never happens. And it is this lack of prudence that makes him one of the most interesting characters in the film.

Jake's fatherly dreams are interrupted by strange lights in the sky, announcing that the people of the land have returned and this time much more powerful and prepared to deal with the 'wild' life of Pandora. Without many resources, the Na'vi are forced to hide in the floating mountains and start to fight back attacks with firearms, human strength, however, is incomparable and Jake is faced with one more problem - as if the others have already As if that weren't enough – your old enemy, Colonel Miles Quaritch, has returned in the shoes of an Avatar and is out for revenge.

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The colonel returns as bloodthirsty as before (Image: O Vice)

On a journey to preserve their people, Jake and his family ask for shelter from a friendly tribe that lives on the coast and, there, they will have to learn new customs to adapt while trying to figure out a way to get rid of the human threat once again. .

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Jake Sully asks refuge for the allied tribe (Image: Jovem Pan)

family conflicts

With a completely different look, this film focuses a lot on the affective relationships of the Na'vi people and on how Jake fits into this not-so-new world for him. Each child of the Sully family presents us with a totally different narrative of discovery and growth: Kiri, for example, the couple's adopted daughter who was generated in the laboratory from the avatar of the late scientist Grace Augustine and who feels like a true freak alongside others. of your people. She has some kind of very strong connection with nature and feels very comfortable when surrounded by diverse beings like herself.

Brothers Neteyam and Lo'ak are the typical healthy rivalry dynamic where one tries to prove himself more than the other. Sons of the legendary warrior Toruh Maktoh, both seem to carry a heavy burden on their shoulders. The highlight, however, is Lo'ak, who throughout history brings a beautiful journey of maturation.

It is also worth mentioning the cute Tuk, who brings lightness in tense moments of the plot and serves as a great bridge to understand the creation of these two-meter blue creatures.

By the way, this change of perspective highlights a very positive point of the film, focusing on introducing us to interesting characters, developing and resolving their conflicts without necessarily needing familiar faces to actually want to delve into the story. Sully and his wife often don't even appear and this is in no way necessary, quite the contrary, it gives more freedom to enter new narratives.

The war continues in Avatar 2

Human beings – selfish as they are – do not learn at all from past mistakes, their thirst for money is more than alive. The goal, however, is different and their approaches are becoming increasingly reckless and violent, to the unhappiness of the Na'vi.

As in the first film, you can only feel disgust and dislike for the beings from space, even though they are also fighting for their own survival.

Jake Sully has an unfinished story with Colonel Quarich who appears here as a true ghost of the past, the guy dies and reappears in the skin of an avatar created in the laboratory with the memories of the deceased soldier and does not seem very willing to give up on his sick dream of having his former colleague's blood spilled on his hands.

This part of the story is honestly the most boring for me, not the human mission itself, but this cliché obsession of the villain going after revenge simply because yes. What makes this journey less boring are the scenarios, creatures and fights that happen along the way. Even trying to give the Colonel a lost son doesn't make him any less unattractive.

Spectacular 3D by James Cameron

Avatar 2 is a magnificent movie to watch and here is my suggestion, watch it in 3D, the price is well worth it. James Cameron is a visual genius and nobody doubts that. In Avatar 2 it is clear that all the waiting was worth it, because now we are contemplated with a beautiful visual spectacle of 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Highlight for the beauty and diversity of Pandora's marine life, by the way, did you know that the film's director is a great enthusiast of the area? He was even the first man to step into the deepest point of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, which is in the Pacific Ocean south of the island of Guam.

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Eye-popping film from start to finish (Image: 20th Century Studios)

Conclusion

Avatar: The Way of Water it's definitely not a boring movie – although all the scenes that focus on the human crew are an exception to that fact; we are presented with countless complex narratives that sometimes narrow and widen as the story progresses. In some moments I was afraid that something would be lost along the way and I was a little bothered by how some points were left in the background for too long, in my opinion.

It seems that in the end all the points end up colliding in one way or another, and even though we don't have the answers to all the questions that were presented to us, we reached a blunt and round ending. Maybe not as satisfying, but definitely exciting.

The negative points are for any human being present in this story, but it is not their fault either, so many interesting things are present in Pandora that it is even a little disproportionate to compare.

I'm really excited to find out more about Kiri's connection to the goddess Eywa, what the Sully family's fate is next, and how the Na'vi will go about destroying the human threat once and for all, if they can.

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REVIEW: Avatar, The Way of Water

REVIEW: Avatar, The Way of Water
9 10 0 1
9/10
total Score
  • Plot
    7/10 Good
  • Direction
    10/10 Excellent
  • Art direction
    10/10 Excellent
  • Soundtrack
    10/10 Excellent
  • Duration
    8/10 Great

Good

  • character development
  • Art
  • Direction
  • fight scenes

Wide

  • uninteresting villains
  • Dragged in a few moments

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