Entertainment Avatar 2 first reactions: Raving critics say James Cameron sequel is ‘light years better than the first’
The New ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer is Beautifully Bland
When Avatar first hit cinemas back in 2009, it was an absolute phenomenon, stunning the world and going on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. But in the 13 years since, it’s had surprisingly little cultural impact, particularly when compared with writer/director James Cameron’s back catalogue of absolute bangers like The Terminator, T2, […]You’ll also love:
: The Way of Water was finally unveiled to some members of the media on Tuesday as the film premiered in London.
The Avatar sequel comes 13 years after’s original record-breaking epic and if the first reviews are anything to go by, fans will feel it was worth the wait.
IndieWire Chief Film Critic David Ehrlich wrote on Twitter: “lol imagine being dumb enough to bet against James Cameron. or teen alien. or giant whales subtitled in papyrus. light years better than the first & easily one of the best theatrical experiences in ages. streaming found dead in a ditch.”
Why So Many James Cameron Movies Include Love Stories Explained
Director James Cameron, known for Titanic and Avatar, explains why his movies often include emotional love stories as a central plot point.While speaking with Empire magazine, Cameron opened up about why love stories are so prominent in his films. While Titanic is the most obvious of his movies to highlight romance, Cameron elaborates on his other works, speaking on how they begin as genre projects, like Terminator or The Abyss. However, the director then works on "how to create real emotional stakes for the characters," which ultimately leads to him including love stories.
Uproxx writer Mike Ryan raved: “Yeah never bet against James Cameron. Trying to spare hyperbole, but I’ve never seen anything like this from a technical, visual standpoint. It’s overwhelming. Maybe too overwhelming. Sometimes I’d miss plot points because I’m staring at a Pandora fish.”
Happy Sad Confused host Josh Horowitz wrote: “James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him.is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral, and as big as movies get.”
“I had faith James Cameron would raise the bar with the effects but these visuals are mind-blowing,” Collider’s Peri Nemiroff added. “One stunning frame after the next.”
However, there was at least one voice who wasn’t so impressed – Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian. Going against the grain, Bradshaw tweeted: “Avatar: The Way Of Water is a silly, soggy, motion-smoothed epic of solemnity without a single interesting visual image.”
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’: Kate Winslet Says James Cameron Has Become ‘Calmer’ Since ‘Titanic’ & Director Reveals Why Sequel Took 13 Years
The world premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water was held at Leicester Square in London where the stars of the film got together to celebrate its debut. Kate Winslet, James Cameron, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Andy Serkis were present and talked to Deadline about their work on the much-anticipated sequel. Winslet returned to Winslet returned to work under Cameron’s direction after 25 years and said he was “absolutely amazing.
The first wave of feedback comes a few days after the film’s first review was
The Spanish filmmaker called Avatar: The Way of Water “a staggering achievement” after seeing it last month.
“It is chockfull of majestic Vistas and emotions at an epic, epic scale,” he tweeted, calling Cameron “a master at the peak of his powers”.
The film’s running time is three hours, 10 minutes, and is reported to be
It will tell the story of the Sully family, ranging from “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”.
The Way of Water is the first of four planned Avatar sequels that Cameron will release every other year until 2028.
It will be released in cinemas – in 3D – on 16 December.
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