For Avatar: The Way of Water, early reactions have already been posted, and they are very positive. James Cameron returns to Pandora in his upcoming film, Avatar: The Way of Water, due out on December 16. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are reintroduced in the official synopsis as parents who have started a family and are making every effort to keep it together. To do this, they must leave their home and go to different parts of Pandora, but as an old menace reappears, Jake is compelled to fight against humans. In the Avatar 2 sequel, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, and Edie Falco all appear.
Avatar: The Way of Water is being praised for being as innovative and amazing as its predecessor, according to the early reactions to Cameron’s movie following its world premiere in London. Some people point to the movie’s lengthy running time as a turnoff. However, Avatar: The Way of Water appears to be deserving of critical acclaim due to its visuals, more intricate storyline, solid character development, and ethereal setting. The movie’s usage of 3D has also received accolades, making it a technological success with overtly aesthetic goals. See the early reactions below:
I’m almost convinced James Cameron shot #AvatarTheWayOfWater on another planet. The film is absolutely stunning and immersive. It’s long but I was completely engaged all the way through. Much like #avatar 13 years ago, this film is a cinematic achievement and a must see event! pic.twitter.com/2WFlJzmbeI— Joseph Deckelmeier (@Joelluminerdi) December 6, 2022
#AvatarTheWayOfWater is pretty incredible. I had faith James Cameron would raise the bar w/ the effects but these visuals are mind-blowing. One stunning frame after the next. But the thing I dug most is how the technical feats always feel in service of character & world-building. pic.twitter.com/MXeN3z8BnP— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 6, 2022
Avatar: The Way of Water is a never-ending visual spectacle.— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 6, 2022
It’s a better, more complex story than the first with solid emotion but the characters could grow a bit more. It’s definitely long, running on incredible visuals & techniques which are 3D’s best.#AvatarTheWayOfWater pic.twitter.com/ezySHunXOe
#AvatarTheWayOfWater is the most beautiful film I've ever seen. It is an experience that needs to be seen on the big screen & in 3D. I absolutely loved it & I can't wait to watch it again. It's a masterpiece in terms of technical wizardry. Easily my favourite film of the year. pic.twitter.com/rt9BGpDVPE— What’s On Disney Plus (@disneyplusnews) December 6, 2022
Unsurprisingly, #AvatarTheWayOfWater is a visual masterpiece with rich use of 3D and breathtaking vistas. It does suffer from a thin story and too many characters to juggle, yet James Cameron pulls it together for an extraordinary final act full of emotion and thrilling action. pic.twitter.com/opr6CRyOwk— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) December 6, 2022
As someone who LIKED — but didn't LOVE — the first AVATAR, let me tell you:— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) December 6, 2022
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER blew me away.
Vastly superior in visuals, story telling and performances, the sequel left my jaw on the ground for the entire runtime.
James Cameron is the GOD of sequels. pic.twitter.com/1cw6C94O4f
James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him. AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral, and as big as movies get. @officialavatar— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) December 6, 2022
I saw you #AvatarTheWayOfWater – if you think you've seen #Avatar think again. Only repeat from the OG is that 'never experienced anything like it' awe. Better than 1st? Easily. The 3D water world & creatures are so surreal it is downright moving. There's a major Titanic homage. pic.twitter.com/EInKRDeumD— Nikki Novak (@NikkiNovak) December 6, 2022
Happy to say #AvatarTheWayOfWater is phenomenal! Bigger, better & more emotional than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, visceral & incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest. pic.twitter.com/RicnpDghrx— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 6, 2022
Can Avatar 2 Top the First One In Box Office Earnings?
Avatar: The Way of Water’s potential financial success is indicated by these encouraging early reactions. As the big release date draws near, the movie meets many difficulties. It is one of the most costly films ever produced in Hollywood, with a reported production budget of $350 to $400 million, heightening the stakes for its box office success.
The likelihood of Avatar: The Way of Water outperforming its predecessor at the box office increases as early reactions praise the movie and particularly rank it higher than the first. With almost $2.9 billion in worldwide revenue, the first movie became and continues to be the highest-grossing movie of all time. Another difficulty is that the exhibiting environment was significantly different from when Avatar 1 premiered. The same affliction now affects theatrical releases as a whole: fewer people attend the movies nowadays. Despite this, the positive reviews it has begun to receive are encouraging and indicate that Avatar: The Way of Water may have a huge box office potential.
Also noteworthy is the fact that the movie’s 3D use, like the previous, actually improves the viewing experience and isn’t only a gimmick. Avatar: The Way of Water may surpass the first film at the box office because tickets for Premium Large Format (PLF) screenings, such as IMAX 3D, are more expensive. This is possible if enough people elect to attend the movie in cinemas and PLF screenings. The newfound positive word-of-mouth for Avatar: The Way of Water is both encouraging and reassuring, as the movie comes with the burden of high expectations for a theatrical release in an exhibiting landscape that isn’t particularly friendly to such releases. Come December 16, viewers will watch the movie and make their own judgments about whether it merits the enormous task it sets out to accomplish.