Ready or Not, Here Comes the Trailer for AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

Posted on November 02, 2022

The predicted massive cultural event that so many people are arguing will not be a massive cultural event known as Avatar: The Way of Water has dropped its first trailer. Those who remember the first Avatar film fondly and/or have faith in director James Cameron will be excited by this news and those who insist that the first film had no cultural impact and is largely forgotten will react with bemusement, we suppose. As for our thoughts, you’ll have to scroll through all the eye-popping visuals to get to them.

 

 

 

We’ll be blunt: we feel nothing. While we enjoyed the first film for the spectacle it was and for how it showcased Cameron’s unparalleled mastery of digital effects, we never caught it again. Avatar was something that had to be experienced in a theater, which is why some people tend to play down its cultural impact at the time. It’s because it never really had a life on home video or streaming. While all of the above looks incredibly impressive and we have no doubt it will stun audiences in theaters, it just looks like the same warmed-over colonialist noble savage tropes set in the best videogame ever created. Having said that, we don’t deny that it will be an enormous hit. No one ever made money betting against James Cameron and we are in a period where people define movie theaters as places where you go only to see the biggest, most expensive spectacles on offer. This film will do boffo numbers and may even snag that critical acclaim Cameron is so desperate for all the time. We might even go see it if the buzz if good enough. But right now? We feel nothing.

 

20th Century Studios has released a new trailer and poster for “Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron’s highly anticipated, first follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning “Avatar,” the highest-grossing film of all time. “Avatar: The Way of Water” opens in theaters on December 16.

In celebration of the trailer and poster launch for “Avatar: The Way of Water,” a stunning light show of massive proportions featuring highlights from the film will be projected tonight over Niagara Falls.

With “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the cinematic experience reaches new heights as Cameron transports audiences back to the magnificent world of Pandora in a spectacular and stirring action-packed adventure.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.

 

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