BRIAN VINER reviews Avatar: The Way of Water
13.12.2022 - 21:15
Avatar: The Way of WaterRating: Last Tuesday's world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, was predictably glamorous, with a plush blue carpet rather than a red one and the paparazzi clamouring for just one more slinky pose from Sigourney Weaver.Accustomed to an adoring public, the stars may even have thought that the distant ululating was for them, too. In fact it was jubilant Morocco fans wildly celebrating their country's penalty-shootout victory over Spain in the World Cup, and incredibly they were still at it when we all filed out into the cold more than three hours later.
Film: This sequel is tremendous fun, even bigger and better than the original, but by golly it will test your bladder: BRIAN VINER reviews Avatar: The Way of WaterYes, Avatar: The Way of Water is an insanely long film, but so was David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, which Cameron has cited as a major influence for its 'good, old-fashioned, adolescent adventure storytelling', and that was even longer. Great movies can get away with inordinate length.
James Cameron's sequel to his 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar doesn't quite qualify as great, however, merely very good. For starters, especially from behind a pair of 3D specs, it looks absolutely ravishing.
And the narrative is well within everyone's grasp of understanding, whether or not they saw the original. The unwritten rule for sci-fi blockbusters is: the bigger the budget, the more incomprehensible the plot. Not this time, though.
Child-friendly, and for that matter grandparent-friendly, Avatar 2 is mercifully easy to follow. Review: James Cameron's sequel to his 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar doesn't quite qualify as great, however, merely very goodYet it is not a film for the ages, perhaps