The world premiere of was held in London on Tuesday evening Avatar: The Way of Water, and shortly after the end of the screening, the first comments from critics and the international press appeared online. The comments that have popped up around the net and social networks have uniquely praised the film, defining it “better than the first movie”, “a visual masterpiece”, “spectacular” and they called Cameron “al top of formwhich combines amazing visuals with a very entertaining and emotional story that leaves you wanting more.”
The film is James Cameron’s first in thirteen years, the sequel to the record-breaking film that continues the story of the family of Jake (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and their children on the planet Pandora.
Critical reactions to the new Avatar
“Avatar 2 is phenomenal”
Erik Davis – “Happy to say Avatar 2 is phenomenal. Bigger, better, and more thrilling than Avatar, the film is visually stunning, visceral, and incredibly gripping. The story, the show, the spirituality, the beauty. This is cinema and storytelling at its absolute best. It’s James Cameron following Cameron’s rules. There are moments like Titanic, True Lies, The Abyss, Terminator 2. This is Cameron in top form, with incredible visuals and a highly entertaining and exciting story that leaves you wanting more. Beloved! I felt like I felt after Top Gun: Maverick, it reminds you why you love movies and why we can’t wait to see a great show on the big screen. When everything works, there is nothing more beautiful. This is great entertainmenta truly memorable ride.
Perri Nemiroff – “Avatar 2 is absolutely incredible. I had faith that James Cameron would raise the bar with effects, but visually it is jaw-dropping. One incredible shot after another. But the thing I appreciated the most is how the technology was at the service of the characters and the world building. The story… This movie tells a lot, and I look forward to seeing it again to understand some of the details, but upon first viewing I can tell it is a powerful exploration of the dynamics of a community and a family. It made me want to see more Avatar movies.”
“Light years better than the first movie”
David Ehrlich – : “Imagine being foolish enough to bet against James Cameron. Or against the idea of Sigourney Weaver playing an alien teenager. Light years better than the first film, and one of the best cinematic experiences in years. The streamer was found dead in a ditch.”
“Never bet against James Cameron”
Mike Ryan – “Never bet against James Cameron. I would like to avoid hyperbole, but I’ve never seen anything like it technically and visually. It’s overwhelming. Perhaps over the top. Sometimes I missed plot passages because I was watching a Pandora’s fish. Also I watched the first Avatar again and I was like “it wasn’t bad”. This sequel has better and deeper character development. Last thing, it’s the first film in which I liked HFR. Let James Cameron handle it!“
In the cast together with Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana we find Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Giovanni Ribisi and Jemaine Clement.
The film is directed by James Cameron, written by the latter together with Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. The film is produced by Cameron himself with his partner Jon Landau.
Avatar: The Way of Water will be released in Italian cinemas on December 14th.