Avatar: The Way of the Water is a visually stunning cinematic achievement and
pushes technological boundaries of the industry with an infused with a story of
family, loyalty, and acceptance.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the second Avatar movie: Avatar: The Way of the Water: I found the first movie preachy, although the incredible investment in technology and cinematography kept me engaged. In terms of story, however, my reaction to the original story, however, was “meh.”
The Way of the Water, however, is a much better film, putting family dynamics and relationships at the heart of the story. This allows the film to transcend the technology to engage audiences on a broader level.
This is important, because The Way of the Water is a much more expensive film. While the movie has made money by conventional standards, it hasn’t really achieved blockbuster financial status yet.
I discuss the artistic and financial hurdles the film and it’s sequels face more extensively in my full review on the Beacon blog. I write in part:
If you have time to catch the film in the theaters, now is not the time to dally.