4 reasons why ‘Avatar 2’ could become the biggest flop of the year

    James Cameron has done it again, the premiere of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ has occupied the billboard and achieved unattainable figures at the box office, but could it become the biggest flop of the year? Reviewed the 5 Reasons Why ‘Avatar 2’ Could Become The Highest Grossing Movie In Cinema Historywe turn the tortilla.

    We are not talking about losing money, nor about low collection, obviously. In its first weekend, the sequel to ‘Avatar‘ (James Cameron, 2009) already has grossed over $434 million worldwideof which 7.3 million have left the 1983 Spanish screens in which it has been released.

    These numbers, an unattainable dream for any other type of production, begin the film’s commercial career downward, since estimates counted on reaching 525 million this weekend. With a slight drop in viewers of 16% from the first to the second day, all is not lost in the return to Pandora but, taking all this into account, could ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ be a disaster nobody expected?

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    impossible expectation

    ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ is the direct sequel to the highest-grossing film in film history, any achievement short of making history would seem like a failure within a voracious and capitalist industry. With 2,923 million dollars, ‘Avatar’ was close to becoming the first film to exceed 3,000 million and leads the list of the only 5 that have exceeded 2000 along with ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Star Wars : The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.

    “Today, we are in a different world than when I wrote this,” Cameron explains. “There are two things: the pandemic and the streaming. Maybe with this we will remind people what ‘going to the movies’ means. This movie definitely does that. The question is: How many people don’t care?”

    The director does not rely too much on numbers and, despite being the creator of two of the three highest grossing films in history, You know you’ve invested in achieving a similar position, not just a movie that works.

    Thirteen years have passed since that premiere, enough time to recover from the exhaustion of the blue tide, but are there really fans of this?

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    News to the bottom

    Despite its resounding commercial success, popular culture has remained impervious to the Na’vi universe. The simplicity of the plot of ‘Avatar’, as well as its unappealing designs once the three landscapes and two creature models it offers are known, have not managed to be much more than an old joke about that movie we all went to see. An example of this is the number of people summoned in our article on the end of ‘Avatar’, explained: what happened to Jake Sully?

    3D was very much to blame for that. Cameron made it work and fused it with a wonderful motion capture technique that, although we had also seen it, seemed to offer something new in that year. We all wanted to see a technical spell that was sold as revolutionary, the new leap after talkies and color.

    Thirteen years later we know that this was not the case. 3D has been fading to the point of being relegated to a few copies of the heroic premiere of the month Therefore, in 2022, it does not seem that it is a technique that can once again amass curious people in the rooms.

    As for the 48 frames per second, if it didn’t convince anyone when Peter Jackson released ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ in 2012, why would it work now? Coupled with the depth of the 3D, the money invested in making this entire movie results in a very defined amalgamation of blue creatures that, only when sharing a screen with a non-digitally modded character, make your brain remember that this isn’t just an animated title not too well written.

    That humans end up looking like globs within an explanation cinematic in a theme park cannot be, not even remotely, it was intended.

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    something smells like singe

    “There was a fear that the sequel would plunge into eco-kitchen, and despite a couple of moments of very ‘Abyss’ spirituality and very borderline cheesy, ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ is fury, blood, blind revenge and a western closer to ‘Soldier Blue’than to ‘Dances with Wolves’“, expresses a delighted Fausto Fernández in his ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ reviewa review that fits with the enthusiasm of much of the early opinion that reached us from the United States but that, as European opinions were revealed, were clearly at a disadvantage.

    It was then that we began to notice the insistence on the technical power of the last hour of the film.a detail that seemed to forgive us for not ending up talking about the first two thirds of a huge production that never ends no matter how long it takes. James Cameron defends the three hours of ‘Avatar 2’.

    The truth is that (as art) all this is subjective, but it is difficult to fully defend the plot of a movie with a single idea: children cause problems, what problems do children cause, mother!

    Blurry characters, repetitive nonsense and countless bland designs could have been crushed by an authentic hour of unbridled action, but is that last arhythmic third really the best that the director of ‘Risky Lies’ (1994) can offer? Is learning to take a breath the best way out for a sinking according to the person in charge of ‘Titanic’ (1997)? What would the filmmaker think of the lack of forcefulness after ‘Terminator 2: The Last Judgment’ (1991)? Would the artist who gave us ‘Aliens: The Return’ (1986) remember any of these interchangeable creatures?

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    legacy in suspense

    “The key to a sequel is to be surprising in ways that aren’t unpleasant. Reconnect with what was fun and good and made the first movie successful. Doing it in an unexpected way or that leads you to the unexpected,” he acknowledges. a Cameron who does not hesitate to recognize what is at stake with this film. “The market could tell us that we are finished in three monthsor maybe almost finished, which would lead us to say: ok, let’s complete the story within ‘avatar 3‘ and let’s not drag on indefinitely, especially if it’s not profitable.”

    ‘Avatar 3’ (2024) is on the way but beware, if the weeks do not offer even more encouraging numbers, the future of ‘Avatar 4’ (2026) and ‘Avatar 5’ (2028) is really in danger.

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4 reasons why ‘Avatar 2’ could become the biggest flop of the year