Avatar 2: The Way of The Water was worth the wait


Avatar 2: The Way of The Water was worth the wait

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By Mia Schultz, Intern

If you’re looking for an action filled experience or just a good cry, Avatar: The Way of Water is the movie for you. The film is an eye-opening, refreshing and fun movie. With its amazing graphics and incredible acting I didn’t know what to focus on. The movie starts off in the forest of Pandora, with its stunning vibrant colors and out of this world graphics. The bond and strength the avatars have with each other is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Not once did they leave each other behind. With amazing fight scenes that seem back to back, each fight scene continues to get the audience on the edge of their seat, wanting to know who is going to win. There was a ton of action in the first 20 minutes and flashing lights, so if you tend to be more sensitive towards that I’d definitely be more aware. 

The plot had me holding my breath, as the sky people get more aggressive with Jake Sully and Neytiri family, they are forced out of their home and migrate to the Na’vi Clan. At this point I was stressed with the Omatikaya family wondering what would happen to them if the Na’vi didn’t allow them to stay. The clan was hesitant at first asking themselves if they could trust The Omatikaya clan, but soon enough opened their home to them, and I was so happy. At first, learning the way of the water wasn’t easy for them and the family for sure had their setbacks, but nevertheless we see them thrive in the water. The bonds some of the kids make with the underwater are engaging.  The connection Kiri has with the water is something that you can’t even explain. I have no words. Then we see Lo’ak’s relationship with the outcast.

I saw Avatar: The Way of Water in 3D, and I feel I would have still gotten the same emotions, maybe even better without it being in 3D. Seeing it in with those chunky glasses made it feel more like a videogame than a movie. I found myself wanting to take the glasses off multiple times. Although some scenes were absolutely thrilling I still wouldn’t suggest seeing it in 3D. 

Along with the amazing graphics and acting, the story itself left me speechless. My dad and I see a lot of movies every year, and we thought this year’s movies were not very good, but Avatar 2 took our breath away. I’ve never seen this man cry over any movie this year, but Avatar 2 made a grown man shed more than a few tears. I myself in fact did bawl my eyes out. My dad and I left the theater feeling vengeful, content and broken-hearted, Avatar 2: The Way of Water can bring out emotions you didn’t know you had. 

The question is: Was it worth the 13 year wait? In my opinion, it was. This movie had amazing acting and CGI. All in all it was a beautiful movie. I felt like I was fighting with them, getting angry with them, and even mourning with them. This movie is like no movie I’ve ever seen before, but I wouldn’t recommend seeing it in 3D. I give it 4/5 stars.