They doubted him again. It was said again that he had completely lost his mind (although they are not entirely wrong on this), that he was spending too much time and money on something that was not going to interest him. they turned to predict dismal flops the likes of which have never been seen in movie history. At this point, James Cameron is still doubted.
But there it is again, showing that knows perfectly how to captivate the public, how to spark your fascination with wonder. A new demonstration that she does not know how to make a movie that is not spectacular (okay, there is ‘Piranha II: The Vampires of the Sea’, but there is a clear asterisk in that one). The doomsayers will have to keep waiting for his disaster, because Jimmy has done it again with ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’.
drenched in wonder
Fortunately, you no longer have to wait to enjoy your eco-terrorist fantasy on streaming, because it is now available to watch in streaming through Disney +. A new opportunity to bathe in the Cameron’s huge and overwhelming imaginationin addition to its great sense of action, after once again conquering movie theaters around the world.
Just as it took more than a decade to return to Pandora, the action of this sequel takes place 10 years after the first ‘Avatar’. Jake and Neytiri have started a family and lead the resistance against the constant attacks of the terrestrial army to destroy their home, but the return of an enemy from the past will make the Sullys seek refuge far from home, traveling to the sea tribes.
Cameron, a recognized water obsessive who tries to bring it to its maximum expression on a movie screen, is happy recreating the underwater worlds of Pandora, determined to show that if he is amazed then more people will like it. The fact is that all this exploration, with an eco-fascist message of saving the whales, is linked to another science fiction gem like ‘Star Trek IV. Mission: Save Earth’, makes the world of Pandora more alive and makes it easier to immerse yourself in the film in the same way that effective 3D in High Frame Rate does (which makes the experience more fluid).
‘Avatar: The sense of water’: alienated imagination
Unfortunately, the option of 3D is not as possible in our homes as it is in the cinema, and some will argue that it will work against it for those who watch it in streaming. It is true that Cameron pulls on his screenplay very simple elements and many conventions that are assumed as clichés, but it is something applicable to practically all his work. And it is a conscious decision, he knows that the average viewer is conquered with primary emotions and then hallucinated with never-before-seen images.
With all the problems that can be attributed to it, ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ recovers some virtues of the 90s show cinema that are missing in the current one. There is an impetus to marvel, not only visually but emotionally. There are well-intentioned messages that can be described as too innocent, but that he decides to defend vehemently. There are clear character arcs. There is simple and friendly humor, no hint of irony with which to constantly try to nudge the viewer to show that she is very smart.
And there is, of course, action of the highest level. If it weren’t enough for some amazing designs everywhere that catch the eye, Cameron once again demonstrates his immense talent for epic fighting, keeping up explosions and ambitious warfare displays while still maintaining space-time clarity on what’s happening. The third act of him is glorious and the part that will agree both fans and those less likely to enter this universe. It is, ultimately, a mind blowing sci-fi experience, and also a sequel that improves on its predecessor. How not to love Jimmy and his wild imagination.
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