Updated: Dec 29, 2022
The way of the water, felt more like the Flattening of my Ass. This did NOT need to be over three hours.
I've got to tell you, I felt those minutes ticking by.
The theater was packed still, even after two weeks, so I hope James is happy with those result since he was crying about Marvel movies. And was even mad petty to re-release Avatar 1 when Endgame beat its record, just so he could reclaim the crown.
I felt like I took a cumshot to the face from James Cameron after watching this movie.
Though I enjoyed this one more than the first Avatar film, I still felt it was about 70% special effect spectacle. So much of the movie was like James telling me to "Look at this. Look at how great my 3D special effects are".
That's all fine and good, but I still feel like I'm watching a CW show. it took a long time for any real action. We spend a lot, and I do mean a lot of time with the youngest son, whose the typical black sheep. He's the rule breaker, the trouble maker who marches to the beat of his own drum and all that.
We get to see him swimming with the sea life, sulking, bonding for about an hour's worth of the movie. So much so, I was like well, ummm, what are the parents doing right now? How are they getting along with these other rulers? What are the bad guys doing? How are the forest Navi doing? And if the old earth is so fucked up... what are the other countries doing? Why is it only Americans trying to repopulate the Navi land Pandora? What is the older brother doing?
The oldest daughter got some screen time too, but honestly, I wasn't really all that invested in what her issue was because it felt vaguely explained.
The conflict between father and son was nothing original. And they really did need to have more of a conversation than just the dad dealing out a line or two of disappointment, then storming off. All to drag it out until the moment that we've seen in other movies.
it was predictable, I wasn't surprised by anything that happened, although I was excited about the action scenes when they finally came through. There was great suspense and I was on the edge of my seat during some scenes.
They should have named the youngest daughter "Damsel" because her ass stayed in Distressed.
One thing I am concerned about and that's the villain. I'll post it in the comments if you want to know what my beef is, why I'm side-eyeing the sequels.
FINAL VERDICT: INNOCENT because I did enjoy the film. Felt it was an hour too damn long, maybe even an hour and twenty minutes too long. I had questions about that ending, because JC said there are what, like 5 sequels planned, or something like that? I honesty don't see it, without it just being another repeat of the same plot. Just like this one was. In any case, Bailiff, this movie can be set free and numb asses of audiences the world over.