Story: In this worthy sequel to the 2009 movie Avatar, James Cameron takes us back to the beautiful world of Pandora, where human turned Na’vi Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Na’vi princess Ney’tiri (Zoe Saldana) must do everything they can to protect their children from the “sky people” (humans from earth).
Review: “All things are connected by the way of water. The sea is our home both before and after we are born. Beyond Avatar’s 3D visual spectacle, which we know James Cameron will deliver, the beauty of the franchise lies in its spiritual arc and tribute to the continuity of life. Life works out. Love is transformative, so it changes no matter where it is.
Humans call the Na’vi “enemies and rebels,” even though they are the ones who invade and take over their land. Even though Avatar takes place in a magical, made-up world, it has social and political themes. It talks about race and civilization, is strongly against the military, and makes a strong case for protecting the environment through a simple story about parents and children. Parents protecting their children and children protecting their parents is the centre of a great ending.
From lush jungles to beautiful reefs, this time the action moves from the forest to the sea, and it’s just as calming and hypnotic as before. Over the course of more than three hours, you are immersed in the beautiful world of an oceanic clan (Metkayina) or the reef people, who give Sully and his family a place to hide from people. The action and feelings in the sequel are great. There is no trade-off between the two. “Being happy is easy. They stick together. Jake Sully says, “This is both our biggest weakness and our biggest strength,” and the story shows how true that is. The story itself isn’t very original, but the way it’s told and how well it looks are out of this world. When put together on a huge scale, you never want to go back to the real world.
Thirteen years ago, the first movie set a high standard for visual effects. The new movie goes one step further. The director doesn’t use 3D as a gimmick like he did in the last movie. Instead, he uses it in a creative way to help the audience feel more immersed in the world and story. The best way to see Avatar 2 is in IMAX 3D. It is the most engaging movie experience of the year. Go blue!