“I know one thing: wherever we go, this family… is our fortress.” – Jake Sully
Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Dec 2022)
Brief Synopsis – The continuing adventures of Jake Sully on Pandora, more than a decade after he officially took the form of his Avatar.
My Take on it – I love being able to be among the first of millions of viewers to watch movies at the very first screening in my country.
This is a movie that we all have been waiting 13 years to see.
The first film in the series was an amazing visual masterpiece and this film just adds to that.
The special effects are woven seamlessly into the story and James Cameron once again is able to take us to a fictional far off world that seems so real the entire time.
The story is also great and adds so many new and innovative aspects to this already rich storyline especially when watching it on the big screen.
It’s great revisiting these characters and found some very clever ways to bring back some of the characters that one wouldn’t expect to return for this sequel.
The way that things flow is done really well and I loved the callbacks to previous James Cameron films like Titanic (1997).
The movie is a bit too long for its own good, but as I stated earlier there is an amazing story to be told here and I wouldn’t cut out any of the scenes, but maybe would have shorten a few of them here and there.
James Cameron is truly a genius and this film is yet another example of his passion for film making and telling a great story at the same time.
Things are quite engaging throughout and I’m very intrigued to see where this take will take us over the next few planned sequels and once the entire story is complete it seems as if this will truly be a groundbreaking achievement.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to James Cameron, the Avatar sequels were such a massive undertaking that he divided the four scripts between the writing team of Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno. Cameron delves further explaining the story process: “I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together, and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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