The Way of Water: A Long Awaited Follow Up


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James Cameron once again is seated in the director’s chair for the sequel.

Remey Armendariz, Editor

Over ten years ago Avatar took us to a world beyond human imagination, where a newcomer from Earth embarked on a new and exciting adventure. Avatar was a thrilling blend of science fiction, adventure, and action. It was a rousing adventure with gorgeous visuals and top-notch CGI, filled with fascinating creatures and jaw-dropping future-tech.

Avatar is set on an alien world called Pandora, where the Na’vi live and thrive. The US military is set to colonize this planet, but because the planet’s environment is poisonous to humans, they must make use of human/Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars, which link to human minds to allow for free movement.

Jake Sully, a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman, Ney’tiri.

The military’s true goal for seeking out Pandora is a mineral that is worth billions back on Earth, which can be found in abundance on the planet.

At the end of 2022 the long awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water released, raking in $1.5 billion globally, overtaking “Top Gun: Maverick” as the 10th-highest grossing movie in history.

Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have formed a family and are doing everything to stay together. However, they must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. Jake and Neytiri flee their home to protect their children, seeking refuge with a group of Metkayina on Pandora’s reefs.

Avatar: The Way of Water is about the balance of the natural world. This theme is channeled into the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the Na’vi, and “The Way of Water” adds another interesting layer in the form of the Tulkun.

Showing another hyper-intelligent species on Pandora is a wonderful way to further develop the complex ecosystem of the world, and it further contrasts the ways of the Na’vi with those of their human oppressors.

According to James Cameron the third “Avatar” film has already been shot and is planned for release in 2024, so fans will not have to wait nearly as long for the story to continue this time around.