By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 15 Dec, 2022
The first reviews for Avatar: The Way of Water is in, and critics praise James Cameron's eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel as a beautiful, overstuffed epic.
CBR's Brandon Zachary described Avatar: The Way of Water as 'a visual triumph full of impressive cinematics' hampered by an interesting story that doesn't emphasize.
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Variety's Owen Gleiberman agreed, saying that the second Avatar installment 'has some eye-popping, head-spinning, soul-racing scenes, but the story is 'so-so' and so much more.' That said, it didn't deserve three stars Movie run time.
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'This story, with its sparse dialogue, could easily have served as an ambitious Netflix thriller and could have been told in two hours instead of three.
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By contrast, Collider's Ross Bonaime was seemingly in favor of Avatar: The Way of Water's mammoth length, opening that 'over the course of its three-hour runtime, the wonder of the visuals never ceases to amaze.'
Bonaire also approved of the movie's visuals and storytelling, which he felt were better than in the original movie.
Credits: Winston-Salem Journal
The Oscar-winning filmmaker needs to wow audiences, and he seems convinced. Citing a 'typical' sensibility, he expects moviegoers to embrace the Avatar sequel. He is aware of it, but he claims he doesn't care.
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Cameron's optimism belies the film's major box office challenges. Avatar: The Way of Water's opening weekend predictions are promising, but Cameron has previously admitted that the sci-fi blockbuster has to be 'the third or fourth highest-grossing film of all time.
The filmmaker added that this made Avatar: The Way of Water 'the worst business case in the history of cinema.'
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