Surprise me! This is a public order, as most theaters have been abandoned since the pandemic. And the surprise is what James Cameron said in Avatar: The Last Airbender. The way of water" in magnificent and beautiful images that fill the screen.
As the sequel to 2009's Avatar, which remains the highest-grossing film of all time with nearly $3 billion, seats won't be a problem. Meeting expectations is another matter. "Waterway" was a big swing, that's for sure. But is bigger always better?
It's Hollywood heresy for Cameron, so let's look at every penny of the $350 million he spent on the first of four sequels that made him king of the world. Actually, Titanic did in 1997, but you get my point. It's worth remembering that Cameron worked magic with the sequel. Think of his Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
"Waterway" has some eye-popping visuals that Cameron has delivered in high-speed 3D for three hours and 12 minutes, but you can feel the audience growing. Can Cameron do it again? Yes, just try to stop it.
However, it has been sitting for a long time. The movie drags and Cameron doesn't listen to the dialogue. Then there's the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which marks 13 years since Cameron began working on the sequel. Do we remember the characters from the original? Don't be afraid. Cameron and his writers shot the first hour of Waterway.
Sam Worthington returns as Jake Sully, a paralyzed Marine on the side of 10-foot blue-eyed aliens, the Na'vi, on the moon planet Pandora. Elder Jake is now the leader of the Na'Vi and hopes to protect the so-called "sky people" from the destruction of the Na'vi forests.
Jake and his soldier wife Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are now parents to their own children, both biological and adopted. Teenage sons Neteyam (Jamie Flutters) and Flea (Brittany Dalton), younger sister Took (Trinity Jo-Lee Bliss) and teenage Spider (Jack Champion).
If you're feeling confused, Kiri is also voiced by Sigourney Weaver, the scientist character Grace died in the first film but returns here to play her 14-year-old daughter. I waited, there's more!
The vengeful and presumed-dead Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) also returns, his poisoned consciousness engulfing the ship's hull. The military occupation of Pandora is now in the hands of General Francis Ardmore (Eddie Falco), who is wreaking havoc on the exoskeleton.
don't ask All we know is that a human invasion has forced Sally and her family to retreat from land and sea, where another tribe of Na'Vi, the initially hostile and aquatic Metkaina, is ruled by Kate Winslet's Ronal. Expecting a blue-eyed Leonardo DiCaprio to show up for Jack and Rose's Titanic reunion is too much. For mature drama, you have to rely on Kiri and Flea, who befriend one of the flying whales named Tulkun, the most magical special effect in the film.
To summarize the plot. After humans destroy Earth's environment, they suck from it as they want to colonize Pandora and its inhabitants. Maritime sovereignty is worth fighting for. Cameron introduced himself in the underwater series, which was considered visually stunning.
Unfortunately, the almost useless plot is no match for the computer generated effects, which are superb in every way. How will the actors, most of whom are forced to wear action-packed costumes, compete? Short answer. No presentation can penetrate the thick layers of technology.
However, no one builds a world better than Cameron, creating the sights and sounds of a cinematic time capsule.
Lacks character building. Its thoughtful humor, subtlety and short spirit, a self-righteous epic that condemns humanity to the unshakable nobility displayed by the creatures of the digital Ark. What are we left with as pixel envy?
In 1989's The Cliff, Cameron brings a worldly vulnerability to his impeccable showmanship on land and sea. Not anymore. Avatar: The Last Airbender for all its powerful optics.
But oh, the dream world danced in Cameron's head and now it's ours. You have never seen anything like this in your life.