“Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their home.” – IMDB
Part of me was tempted to rewatch the first Avatar to refresh my memory before going into the second. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to watch over six hours of James Cameron footage in one week straight. Especially because I didn’t have much hope going into Avatar: The Way of Water.
Luckily, the film ended up being much better than I expected as we are reintroduced to Jake and Neytiri and are introduced to their four children. Their family is quickly forced to go on the run and seek refuge with The Water Tribe, an oceanic community who teach the family their ways.
As you’ve probably heard already, the movie was absolutely beautiful to watch (I highly recommend watching in 3D; otherwise, the water sequences will probably seem a little overextended).
As for the length of the film, it actually does lend itself to the storyline although some of the battle sequences were quite tiring. The m incredibly long run time is also a bit grating when you realize that there are quite a lot of unanswered questions by the end of the film and you realize that you are in for at least six more hours of Avatar sequels. So, if you have the endurance then Avatar: The Way of Water is entertaining enough, just make sure your calendar is blocked out and your butt is prepared for a long lounge.
Rating: 7 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Oblivion, Mortal Engines
Streaming: In Theaters only
With: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang
Directed By: James Cameron