‘The Way of Water’ is a stunning sequel



Tuk (Trinity Bliss) in “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

Over break, I watched the movie “Avatar: The Way of Water” and was blown away. The long-awaited sequel improved upon the original 2009 movie by expanding its characters, world building and story.
The film is a cinematic masterpiece. It immerses the audience in the beautiful alien world of Pandora and its raw and natural environment, where everything is alive and part of this amazing untouched ecosystem.
This feeling is countered by the militarized force from Earth, dubbed the “sky people,” that are destroying this planet for its resources and trying to colonize it.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” feels so alive, with its grand vista showing the abundance of exotic wildlife on Pandora and the spirituality of the Na’vi people, who share a connection to nature and its cosmic balance.
Like the first film, conflict between the Na’vi tribes and the sky people from Earth shows a contrast of goals and world views through the characters on screen.
The film adds depth by spending more time with Scully’s Na’vi family, showing the bonds they have with each other. It makes the characters more lovable and enables the audience to feel what they are going through.
It’s strange how the aliens are the more humanized characters in this film.
“Avatar: The Way of the Water” truly brings to life the alien world of Pandora, expanding beyond its great forest. It features great action-packed battles and focuses on the love and loss of war. Return to Pandora and learn the ways of water.