Avatar, the way of the water: the first reviews are out, and they are rave reviews

Wednesday, December 15 is due out Avatar: The Way of the Water in our cinemas. A sequel to Avatar first of the name, 13 years all the same after the immense success of James Cameron. A film awaited for more than a decade which will have been the victim of numerous postponements. But Avatar 2 is well and truly over, and the first returns are simply rave reviews.

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It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of this year 2022, Avatar: The Way of the Water will allow us to find Jake Sully and Neytiri in a new epic, epic hopefully. Although a few days still separate us from the release ofAvatar 2the specialized press was able to discover the film before the general public. And even if their complete reviews will not be published before December 13, critics of the 7th art have still been able to share their first impressions via social networks.

The opportunity to discover these first returns, which let us see if a trend is emerging. And after analysis, it goes without saying that the reviews are dithyrambic. A film that promises to be a new feat by James Cameron, with a feature film that is more technical than ever. LikeAvatar in his days, Avatar: The Way of the Water may well allow the industry to reach a new peak of production. For reviews, it’s just below.

Mike Ryan from Uproxx :

“Yeah, never bet against James Cameron. I try to avoid hyperbole, but I’ve never seen anything like it technically and visually. It’s impressive. Maybe too overwhelming. Sometimes I miss plot points because I’m staring at a Pandora fish. I also rewatched the first AVATAR this weekend and just said “that was good.” has much better and deeper character development.”

Drew Taylor from The Wrap :

“I’ve seen #Avatar twice and I’m overwhelmed by its technical mastery and intimate, unexpected emotional reach. Yes, the world is expanded and sequels are announced, but the characters remain the most important. Cameron is in great shape , especially in the last act. It’s good to have him back.”

Yolanda Machado EW :

“James Cameron is a master of technology…and his directing here is most accurate. The film as a whole, despite being a technological marvel with a jaw-dropping world, is just…. . Dances with Wolves and Free Willy for Gen Z! Pee before.”

David Ehrlich ofIndieWire :

“Avatar The Way of the Water: lol imagine being dumb enough to bet against James Cameron. or teenage alien Sigourney Weaver. or giant whales captioned in papyrus. light years better than the first & easily l “one of the best theatrical experiences in ages. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to seeing Avatar 2 (although “James Cameron + Water” tends to do well). Now I can’t wait to see Avatar 3. C That’s basically everything I expected from this movie and it did it brilliantly.”

Scott Mantz, producer:

“AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is breathtakingly beautiful with the most amazing visual effects I’ve ever seen (I’ve seen it in 3D); the story itself is weaker than the first and seems to drag on at 3 hours and 10 minutes, but it’s still great to watch and the final hour is amazing.”

Erik Davis of Fandango :

“Happy to say #AvatarTheWayOfWater is phenomenal! Bigger, better and more moving than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, visceral and incredibly captivating. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – it’s is filmmaking and storytelling at its absolute best.”

Perri Nemiroff Collider :

“#AvatarTheWayOfWater is pretty amazing. I had faith in James Cameron to raise the bar with the effects, but these visuals are stunning. One stunning image after another. But what I enjoyed the most was is how technical prowess is always in the service of character and world-building.”

Jeff Nelson of cheat sheet :

“#Avatar/#AvatarTheWayOfTheWater is a visual marvel whose every frame is mesmerizingly beautiful. James Cameron’s sequel thrives as it explores new ground, creating bigger and better emotional stakes. The definition of ‘epic.”

Kara Warner from People :

“As an Avatar fan, I had high hopes for #AvatarTheWayofWater and for me, it totally lives up to it. Sure, it’s a bit long, but worth it for the great visuals , the wonderful new characters. A total thrill.”

Amon Warman from Empire :

So, #AvatarTheWayOfWater: “I liked it, I didn’t like it. The good news is that the 3D is good again (yay!), and the action is pretty amazing (especially in the last act ). But a lot of storylines feel like you have to stop and start again, and the high frame rate was a hit and miss for me.”

David Sims of The Atlantic :

“AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER absolutely has bones. I banged on my seat, I booed, I shouted for the Na’vi to eliminate every last of these damned sky men.. It’s an Avatar movie: a slow start, a great build, an incredibly involved second act with a ton of world-building and cool creatures that blow your mind, then an hour of screaming, clear, and emotionally-sharp action for you. send home full and happy.”

Ian Sandwell from Digital Spy :

“Unsurprisingly, #AvatarTheWayOfWater is a visual masterpiece with a rich use of 3D and jaw-dropping vistas. It suffers from a thin story and too many characters to juggle, but James Cameron pulls it all together for an extraordinary final act full of emotion and heart-pounding action.”

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Avatar, the way of the water: the first reviews are out, and they are rave reviews