avatar: The way of the water was finally presented to some media representatives on Tuesday when the film premiered in London.
That avatar The sequel comes 13 years after James Cameron’s original record-breaking epic, and if early reviews are to be believed, fans will have made the wait worthwhile.
IndieWire Chief film critic David Ehrlich wrote on Twitter: “Lol imagine you were stupid enough to bet against James Cameron. or teen alien Sigourney Weaver. or giant whales subtitled with papyrus. Light years better than the first and for sure one of the best theatrical experiences in ages. Streaming found dead in a ditch.”
Uproxx Writer Mike Ryan gushed, “Yeah never bet James Cameron. I’m trying to avoid exaggeration, but I’ve never seen anything like this from a technical, visual standpoint. It’s overwhelming. Maybe too overwhelming. Sometimes I miss plot points because I’m staring at a Pandora fish.”
Happy sad confused Host Josh Horowitz wrote: “James Cameron is once again showing filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him. Avatar: The Way of Water This is how you make epic blockbusters. Emotional, visceral and as big as movies can get.”
“I had no doubt James Cameron would raise the bar with the effects, but these visuals are stunning.” collidersadded Peri Nemiroff. “One stunning image after another.”
However, there was at least one voice that wasn’t as impressed – Peter Bradshaw of The guard. Going against the tide, Bradshaw tweeted: “Avatar: The Way of Water is a goofy, muddy, motion-smoothed epic of celebration without a single interesting visual.”
The first wave of feedback comes days after Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro posted the film’s first review.
The Spanish filmmaker called Avatar: The Way of Water “an amazing achievement” after seeing it last month.
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“It’s brimming with majestic sights and emotion on an epic, epic scale,” he tweeted, calling Cameron “a master at the peak of his powers.”
The film has a running time of three hours and ten minutes and is considered one of the top three most expensive films of all time.
It will tell the story of the Sully family, beginning with “the hardships that follow them, the lengths they go to to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies that… they have to endure”.
The way of the water is the first of four planned Avatar sequels that Cameron will release every two years until 2028.
It will be in cinemas – in 3D – on December 16th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/avatar-2-way-of-water-reviews-release-date-b2240251.html Avatar 2 Early Reactions: Glorious Critics Say James Cameron’s Sequel Is ‘Light Years Better Than The First’