Avatar: The Way of Water

critic Reviews

, 76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Narratively, it might be fairly standard stuff -- but visually speaking, Avatar: The Way of Water is a stunningly immersive experience.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    It would be missing the point to call the proceedings indulgent to the point of self-infatuation: Cameron has built a new world from the remixed bits of this one, and he seems determined that we should not simply visit Pandora, we should live in it.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    It’s more than you can possibly imagine. A fantasy world so vivid and real it commands your full attention for 3h 12m. And when it’s done, you’ll still want to linger in this heightened state of make believe.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    If you go just for the escape and spectacle, you will be in awe.
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    Dylan RothObserver
    The film’s focus is split in so many directions that none of its characters feel whole, even after three full hours.
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    Peter RainerChristian Science Monitor
    [James Cameron] remains very much at the center of his obsession. He may not be a great artist, or a visionary, but in its look, and its feeling for family, this behemoth enterprise still has an ardent, cornball grandeur to it.
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    Sara StewartBook & Film Globe
    Delivers on its promise of expanding the scope of Pandora.
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    Dave GianniniInSession Film
    Did I think this movie would be made? No. Did I think it would crack my Top 10? Also no. But here we are.
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    Preston BartaFresh Fiction
    'Avatar: The Way of Water' pops with well-rendered images and vibrant colors. It's like you’re witnessing Cameron film a National Geographic documentary on an alien planet. It evokes all the senses.
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    Mini Anthikad-ChhibberThe Hindu
    James Cameron's Avatar sequel has stunning visuals that get elevated on a big IMAX screen. However, the plot is less than engaging, the dialogues are clunky, and you wish it was shorter.
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    Christian EulinbergInSession Film
    The preservation of our woods is the central topic of the first Avatar film and the topic of Avatar: The Way Of Water is ocean preservation. To summarize, don’t doubt James Cameron.
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