Avatar: The Way of the Water *SPOILERS*

This article contains spoilers–you’ve been warned.

Many years ago in 2009, a movie named Avatar was released by Director James Cameron. Rumors about a sequel were floating about until 2022 when Avatar: The Way of the Water was released. This movie would take place where the first Avatar ended, showing the new life of the main character, Jake Sully. This movie is action-packed and filled with amazing scenery. By the end of this article, The Blue and White will have shared all there is to know about the cast, visual effects, and our overall views on the movie.

The movie takes place on a fictional planet called Pandora. Pandora is filled with vast jungles and oceans, which is a beautiful sight. They don’t change locations very often, but when they do, we are never disappointed. Avatar had a star studded cast with people such as Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, and Zoe Saldaña. There are many more amazing actors and actresses in this movie, however, these four are the most prominent.

Though there were only a few fighting scenes, those few were very good. One of them includes a fight between the Navi and the Skypeople (Humans) around 10-15 minutes into the movie. It shows the return of the Skypeople and really helps kick off the start of the movie. Towards the end of the movie is when the tears start to roll in. They show a huge fight scene, as every action movie should, where the main character, Jake Sully loses his child in a fight. Afterwards they show the real final battle between Jake and the Colonel, who is now a Navi.

The visual effects of the movie are amazing. From the jungles to the oceans to the Navi themselves, they are all animated beautifully. In the whole movie itself, only two scenes weren’t CGI animated, which is insane compared to the first movie. So far, Avatar 2 has grossed around 1.7 billion dollars. This brings Avatar to the seventh highest grossing movie of all time. Not only was it’s gross income high, but it’s scores were even higher, with a Rotten Tomato score of 77% and an audience score of 92%.

The Blue and White also asked some students for their opinion on some movie aspects. We first asked Senior Callie Bartkin what her overall thoughts were on the movie. She stated, “The movie was one of the most picturesque films I’ve ever seen. The CGI was extremely well done, and it allowed the watcher to be captivated by Pandora; I even found myself wishing I could visit just once.” Another question we asked Callie was, what did you think of the big battle between the Metkayina and the Sky people towards the end? She responded, “I enjoyed the large battle, though I did shed a few tears. I thought all of the action in the movie was interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat.”

Another student we asked was Freshman Chloe Palmer. We asked Chloe what her opinion on the movie was and if she would recommend it to anyone, and she said, “The casting and visual effects were fantastic to me, they really conveyed the story’s meaning. I would recommend this movie because I feel like the story’s moral was really good, and it shows good morality in people and the meaning of family and the sacrifices they would make for each other.”

Though this movie is 3 hours long, The Blue and White recommends that you to see it in the theater to get the full effect of the special effects. It’s a very good sequel.