Avatar: The Way Of Water was a long awaited sequel

James Cameron’s sequel follows Jake Sully and his family’s adventures


Avatar: The Way Of Water was released in theaters on Dec. 16, 2022.

This movie is directed by legendary director, James Cameron. If you haven’t heard of him, have you been living under a rock? He’s directed some of the most epic movies ever — Titanic, Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, True Lies, Aliens, and, of course, Avatar. He’s made bank at the box office with a total of $8 billion, making him the second highest grossing director, just behind Steven Spielberg.

First off, let’s get those stunning visuals out of the way — they were absolutely beautiful. It’s already won best visual effects at the Oscars and the nominations haven’t even been announced. The visuals were the highlight of this film by far, and that’s what James Cameron was going for.

Let’s also talk about the amazing world building this movie has. We return to Pandora, 15 years after the events of the first movie. Jake Sully and Neytiri have four kids now, their names being Neteyam (oldest brother), Lo’ak (second oldest brother), Kiri, and the youngest child Tuk. The storyline focuses on the kids and that might’ve been the best decision with the plot that James Cameron could’ve made.

Jake Sully is played by Sam Worthington, who hasn’t really played any famous roles besides being Jake Sully. Neytiri is played by Zoe Saldana, who plays in many marvel movies as Gamora. Her Avatar movies and Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame have been very successful.

Everything in this movie is CGI so it’s hard to judge the cinematography on this one. But there are definitely some of the most beautiful shots I’ve ever seen in this.

Plot wise, this movie isn’t the strongest, but it’s still enjoyable. It is kind of just a continuation to the first movie, and we all know that the plot is the biggest criticism of the first film. This sequel delivers an average story once again.

Obviously, the action sequences are amazing with the incredible CGI. The action was even better than the first movie. The fire looked so real, and James Cameron and everyone who worked on the CGI made the water look so fluid and realistic.

The soundtrack of this movie was solid but nothing special. I enjoyed most of it but didn’t feel it was particularly unique to the movie. It just felt like they used the first Avatar’s score and just changed it up a bit. Regardless, it still seemed to work well.

The movie has a Rotten Tomatoes critic score of 77% and an audience score of 92%. The IMDb average is 7.8/10.

I agree more with the audience on this one because I’m giving this movie an 88/100, which on a 5 star scale is a 4.5/5.

I was very surprised by how good this movie was and definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a good blockbuster film.