Sascha’s Weekly Reviews

This week, Avatar: The Way of Water

Dec. 16, 2022, the second movie of the franchise created by James Cameron was released to the world. It was 12 years in the making to get the CGI down and have the kids age throughout the movie to make everything draw you in even more. The movie is beautiful; there’s more facial expressions that can be seen clearly that can really have an impact on the audience. The movie is based on family and protecting what’s yours. It’s powerful to see how the Sully family works together and sticks together. There is in fact a quote that Jake Sully uses for his family, “Sully’s stick together,” and it is present throughout the entire movie. The new sights that are introduced are beautiful; the family has to learn new things to fit into society just like Jake did when he became one of the people. The people re-introduced or newly introduced to the movie make it that much more impactful. Critics claim there isn’t a story but that just isn’t true. The story from the first movie links directly to the second. With the subversion of emotions and expectations throughout the movie, it leaves you in disbelief. The movie doesn’t feel like three hours and it leaves everyone who watches it in awe when it’s over. The amount of people who went back to the theater to watch it again was higher than most movies released last year. This movie was a 10/10 and I would definitely recommend watching it. Regardless of if you’re a fan of the movie or not, you will get emotionally attached to the story.