Box office breaking; Avatar the Way of Water

Charley Leon Reporter

Do not be blue while reading this Avatar review. “Avatar: The Way of Water” has recently come into theaters. It is the second movie in the Avatar series. The director, James Cameron, does a fantastic job on all the shots, locations, and details in this movie. 

When I was younger I watched the first Avatar movie in theaters. It came out in 2009, but I watched a rerun of the movie in theaters when I was about 6 or 7. It was about the Na’vi who are native to the planet Pandora and scientists have to put a human mind into one of the “Na’vi” to make what we call an Avatar and they must fight for their survival. 

I was very impressed with the graphics in the first movie and remember walking out of the theater amazed. So when the second one came out I really wanted to watch it. It falls under the science fiction/action genre. Besides James Cameron, others contributed to the screenplay of the movie, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. For writing it was mainly Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

What made “Avatar: The Way of Water” was the great main characters by these actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Kate Winslet. Some of these characters make up the Na’vi family, which is home to a moon very similar to earth called Exomoon Pandora. This family explores the many aspects of Pandora because lots of the land still haven’t been discovered fully. 

But then war breaks out against the humans, and the Na’vi family has to fight for their land and try learning new ways to live by the reef, unlike the forest habitat they are used to. The Metkayina oceanic clan is who they start living by, which covers the water part in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” 

While watching this movie I felt a variety of emotions. I was confused about what was happening at first when the spaceships crashed into their land, but then everything fell into place. I got to see the raw emotions of the Na’vi. When the children were getting captured and physically held at gunpoint by the Avatars I could truly see and feel the fearfulness of them. 

This movie was very action-packed and was full of surprising moments. With every scream and screech, I had a very stunned look on my face. Not only was there war, but also you got to watch the development and how the Na’vi family raise their kids. They treated them very normally as any human kid, with punishments and arguments. 

I also really enjoyed that every character had a human sounding voice instead of just your typical choppy, high-pitched, alien. Another thing that really stood out to me was how beautiful the underwater scenes were. Seeing them learn how to live and be successful in water was humorous for me while I was watching them barely being able to hold their breath underwater.  

After all the gunshots and bows and arrows, I still enjoyed this movie. I will for sure be watching the third Avatar movie if they come out with another. Overall, I rate