The much-awaited Hollywood graphical extravaganza, Avatar-The Way of Water had a theatrical release across the globe today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: It is widely known that Avatar 2 is a sequel to the 2009 Avatar. The second part is a continuation and explores the world of Pandora where human-turned-Na’vi couple Jake Sully( Sam Worthington) and Neytiri revolt against humans from earth termed as sky people to protect the Na’vi community and their children. What sought of troubles will the Na’vi couple face in the safeguarding process, forms the main USB.
Performances: Just like what we have witnessed in the first part, in the latest edition as well most of the film has Na’vi characters. The motion capture work for the lead roles is done perfectly.
A few artists who played the humans from earth roles are quite impressive in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Technically, Avatar-The Way of Water is outstanding. Right from VFX to graphics work everything looks captivating. The 3D effects are stunning and they are not just for the sack of publicity. Each 3D shot has proper research and reason.
The Pandora world created is just amazing and is presented superbly deep underwater. Technical brilliance is visible in each and every shot throughout the film.
The background score composed by Simon Franglen is arresting and elevates the mood of the film nicely. The photography work by Russell Carpenter is nice. His work registers despite the film having more graphics.
The collective editing work done by Stephen E. Rivkin, David Brenner, John Refoua and James Cameron is effective. The production design is stunning and so is the case with the production values Lightstorm Entertainment and TSG Entertainment. For the audience who are watching the Telugu version, the Telugu dialogues written by Srinivas Avasarala elevate the emotional depth of the film decently.
Analysis: The second installment from the creative genius James Cameron’s cinematic universe, Avatar has high making standards. Alongside the magical setup and fictional premise created, Avatar-The Way of Water addresses elements like social equality, civilization and takes a strong anti-military stand.
The underlying theme of the film that showcases parents protecting their children and vice versa is conveyed beautifully during the ending portions. On the flip side, the main drawbacks of the film are the thin storyline and lengthy runtime. To summarize, Avatar 2 is a greater cinematic experience that deserves to be watched on Imax 3D screen to witness the grandeur.
Verdict: Visual extravaganza!