First reactions to Avatar 2: The Way of Water call it 'emotional', 'visceral' and 'moviemaking at its absolute finest'
The much-awaited sequel to the global phenomenon Avatar, which hit the screens in 2008, was praised for its 'breathtaking visuals,' 'visceral storytelling,' and 'majestic vistas'
The first reactions to the highly awaited James Cameron spectacle, Avatar 2: The Way of Water are out after the film's world premiere in London.
The much-awaited sequel to the global phenomenon Avatar, which hit the screens in 2008, was praised for its 'breathtaking visuals,' 'visceral storytelling,' and 'majestic vistas.'
With reactions ranging from elevating the film to being worth the 13-year-wait, and the length of 190-odd minutes not bothering the first reactors, Avatar 2: The Way of Water seems to have satiated most of their expectations.
Here are some of the reactions:
Josh Horowitz, who hosts the Happy, Sad, and Confused Podcast, said,
James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him. AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral, and as big as movies get. @officialavatar— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) December 6, 2022
Nikki Novak of Fandango wrote,
I saw you #AvatarTheWayOfWater - if you think you've seen #Avatar think again. Only repeat from the OG is that 'never experienced anything like it' awe. Better than 1st? Easily. The 3D water world & creatures are so surreal it is downright moving. There's a major Titanic homage. pic.twitter.com/EInKRDeumD— Nikki Novak (@NikkiNovak) December 6, 2022
Perri Nemiroff from Collider wrote,
#AvatarTheWayOfWater is pretty incredible. I had faith James Cameron would raise the bar w/ the effects but these visuals are mind-blowing. One stunning frame after the next. But the thing I dug most is how the technical feats always feel in service of character & world-building. pic.twitter.com/MXeN3z8BnP— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 6, 2022
Erik Davis, who writes for Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango said,
Happy to say #AvatarTheWayOfWater is phenomenal! Bigger, better & more emotional than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, visceral & incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty - this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest. pic.twitter.com/RicnpDghrx— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 6, 2022
Ian Sandwell, who writes for Digital Spy, wrote,
Unsurprisingly, #AvatarTheWayOfWater is a visual masterpiece with rich use of 3D and breathtaking vistas. It does suffer from a thin story and too many characters to juggle, yet James Cameron pulls it together for an extraordinary final act full of emotion and thrilling action. pic.twitter.com/opr6CRyOwk— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) December 6, 2022
Kara Warner of People Magazine said,
As an Avatar stan, I had high hopes for #AvatarTheWayofWater and for me it totally delivers. Sure it's a little long, but worth it for the gorgeous visuals, wonderful new characters. A total thrill.— Kara Warner (@karawarner) December 6, 2022
Mike Ryan of Uproxx wrote,
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER: Yeah never bet against James Cameron. Trying to spare hyperbole, but I’ve never seen anything like this from a technical, visual standpoint. It’s overwhelming. Maybe too overwhelming. Sometimes I’d miss plot points because I’m staring at a Pandora fish— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 6, 2022