Avatar: The Way of Water

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Cast: Zoe Saldana, Oona Chaplin, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam Worthington, Chloe Coleman

Writer: James Cameron

Director: James Cameron

Producer/s: James Cameron, Jon Landau


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Avatar: The Way Of Water Box Office Review: It's A Theatrical 'Jackpot' But To Remain Miles Away From Avengers: Endgame!
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Star cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis & others

Director: James Cameron

Producers: James Cameron & Jon Landau

Avatar: The Way Of Water Box Office Review: Pre-Release Buzz & Impression

The first part was released in 2009 and back then, when the fad of box office was in its early stages in India, the film had managed to go well beyond 100 crores at the Indian box office. So, one can only imagine the impact the film had created. It had never-seen-before breathtaking visuals and use of technology which made the film a visual treat.

With a growth of technology over the years, film lovers have been super excited to know what the genius of James Cameron would present this time on the big screens. With the trailer release, the hype just got better as it glimpsed with appealing visuals. And then, there are all box office stories projecting a record-breaking start, comparison stories and much more, which nothing but helped in increasing the buzz around the film.

12 years ago, upon its release, part 1 had earned 141.25 crores at the Indian box office. From Avatar 2, one at least expects the film to go beyond 250 crores considering all the hype around it.

Avatar: The Way Of Water Box Office Review: Initial Start, Positives & Negatives

For Avatar: The Way Water, the craze is at its peak. Shows starting from as early as 12.30 am have been arranged at several places for the first weekend. And expectedly, almost all such shows are running houseful. Such is the excitement! As James Cameron promises it to be a visual treat, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4D versions are showing tremendous response all over the country over the first weekend. So, it could be clearly seen that the film has translated its hype to the numbers.

Speaking about the positives of Avatar 2, the film has got a widest release for a Hollywood film in India with screen count going above 3800. Such a big release along with the exorbitant ticket prices at premium screens (for the first few days) would definitely help the film in the number game, especially during the most vital opening weekend. Another plus is that the film is receiving thumbs up so far from its targeted class audience.

Now coming to negatives, Avatar: The Way Of Water is a lengthy film with a duration of 3 hours and 13 minutes. Such a length is, of course, not everyone’s cup of tea! Other than that, the genre and overall treatment restricts the film’s audience and dents the repeat value. Also, post the opening weekend, it won’t be a surprise if numbers show huge falls over weekdays as ticket prices will get back to normal.

Speaking about the competition, Avatar 2 will have to face Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus next Friday. It is bound to cause a huge impact as Shetty’s film will snatch away a big chunk of family audience.

Avatar: The Way Of Water Box Office Review: Final Verdict

On the whole, Avatar 2 misses some points but have several factors working in its favour- be it hype, screen count, blockbuster ticket rates and thumbs up from the target audience. These all will easily help the film to earn big at the Indian box office. It won’t be able to challenge Avengers: Endgame’s mammoth 365.50 crores collection but will close its run by becoming the 2nd highest Hollywood grosser in India by surpassing 222.69 crores of Avengers: Infinity War.

Avatar: The Way Of Water is expected to earn anywhere between 230-250 crores at the Indian box office.

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Star Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Jack Champion & ensemble.

Director: James Cameron

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What’s Good: Cameron is not hell-bent on revamping the world entirely just because he has more money and means, but he is dedicated to telling you the story of the characters he has developed so well.

What’s Bad: He goes into a zone where it almost feels like you are in a pram and James has the handle to navigate you through this world. It is also good but a lot over simplifying in parts.

Loo Break: A filmmaker is back with his crown jewel after over a decade. Even in dull moments, you have no right to even shift your focus.

Watch or Not?: You either watch or watch, simple!

Language: English (with subtitles)

Available On: In Theatres Near You!

Runtime: 192.10 Minutes.

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Jake Sully is no more a human driving an Avatar, but very much a Na’vi (people of Pandora). He is not just the Olo’yekton but also the Toruk Makto and has the responsibility to guide the entire community that lives in the forest and worships. The sky people comeback one day and it is the old enemy packaged in a new personality and Jake has to defeat him and save his family. Yes, he is a father to four children now, five actually, you will know.

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Avatar: The Way of Water Movie Review: Script Analysis

The year was 2009, and the guy reviewing The Way Of Water was 13, he entered a hall full of clueless people like him and the colourful world hypnotised him to the extent that he bought a DVD to watch it again breaking his piggy bank. For a whole lot like me, Avatar has defined cinema and the best of it for a phase. It not only broke the mold of the template of big tent-pole movies but, changed the course of how VFX and CGI were perceived. So when James Cameron decides to revisit Pandora, it does not just mean a movie at this point, but the return of a movement that defined many things good.

Somebody on Earth with a lab that scales the level of human imagination please carry out every possible test on James and his team to understand at what level these masters imagine and how far it goes. Avatar: The Way Of Water is, of course, an in-depth exploration of Jake Sully’s life in Pandora and how the planet continues to exist. But Cameron induces art of the absurd in every frame. While doing so he also makes sure there is a line drawn on how much is too much. The filmmaker with his team of writers including Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno does a smart job of growing his story horizontally opposed to vertically progress.

Let me explain, Avatar: The Way Of Water isn’t overtly beautified or scaled up in a way that the entire world looks different. It is very much true and closest to its predecessor and doesn’t try to overpower grandeur in any way. Rather it skilfully spreads the canvas in width. The same old characters are taking the centre stage with the newly developed well enough to now have their own tangents in this world.

At the core of it, Cameron creates a story of bonding, family, and the values of standing for each other in testing times. Think of it as an alien movie directed by an English-speaking Sooraj Barjtya, in a good way. At the heart of it, The Way Of Water is about a man who is still an outsider at heart, so he has to put in that extra effort to always prove his loyalty even when he stands on the highest of the dais. So he expects his kids to follow the same. He expects them to have values, save their family and also grow into the best Na’vi’s. He is disappointed with one and proud of another creating a rift between the children. A classic Bollywood template, but we shouldn’t complaint because there is no crime involved.

Amid all of this, the filmmaker highlights human greed, the urgency to find a substitute for Earth, and what if we are doing that at the cost of an entire population.

You cannot not talk about how beautifully a culture the movie has designed and blown life into it. But above all is the imagination. It is not an easy task to design a movie where every element including that one strand of grass is supposed to be different and also give it value so the audience connects to it. Do I need to emphasise how well the characters are edged out and placed?

The thing where The Way Of Water will be bothering for some will be the part where the family migrates to a new community (told you the canvas grows). Cameron takes his own time to show you the ways of this new land and how the Sullies have to now unlearn everything and learn the new way. While cinematically one can understand Cameron is marinating his audience in this new setup, for some it might be spoon-feeding or oversimplifying. Also, the drama does enter the melodramatic grounds more than once and the shift isn’t organic enough.

In some places, the film also relies a lot on the predecessor and sometimes becomes an almost rehash making you think removing the said part might have made the over 3-hour ride crisper.

Avatar: The Way of Water Movie Review: Star Performance

Everyone that works on an Avatar movies and especially the actors who play the Na’vi’s deserves every possible credit. If you don’t understand, go on YouTube and check the making of the first part, it is a showcase of sheer acting talent and calibre. Sam Worthington no longer has a human body to time and again shine as his real self, he is entirely a Na’vi and he doesn’t disappoint. Even with the VFX, you feel his pain.

I worship Zoe Saldana for what she does with Neytiri. Remember her breakdown sequence in part one when she realised Jake was an ally of the sky people all this while? There are more such this time and the actor proves why she deserves to be where she is every single time.

Stephen Lang is now a baddie you love to hate and hate to love. While he does stand true to what is expected, I wish the part around his son and his fatherly instincts wasn’t rushed.

Everyone else does an amazing job and makes the movie the spectacle it is. Wish Kiri’s angle was explored more though. She talks to the Ocean and the world underneath even gets controlled by her. But too much of it is kept suspense. Even the cliffhangers need to have an edgy cliff. This doesn’t.

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