Monday, 06 March 2023 18:46

Oscars Week: Avatar: The Way of Water

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This Sunday is the Oscars, and I'm going to catch up on all of the Best Picture Nominees I haven't seen yet with a different movie each day this week! Today I saw Avatar: The Way of Water.

Technically this was a double feature, I watched the first one again this morning before I went to the movies. I never actually finished it the first time I watched it, since I was on a plane. But it was a lot better and more action packed then I remembered!

Now onto The Way of Water. I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would! First of all it's gorgeous, which isn't surprising since the first film literally broke new ground. The story was really interesting for the most part, and the characters, new and old, were really fleshed out. I think the overall message of the film was also well said. I think it's definitely a strong contender for Best Picture.

I do have a few gripes, the main being (spoilers) bringing back the main villain after killing him off in the first one. I think it was a little redundant, and that there was definitely an opportunity to introduce a new antagonist. It's also a tad long, and there is filler, but I only noticed once or twice. It's mostly to show the scope of this new part of the world we haven't seen before, and it really is breathtaking.

I'm sure the people who wanted to see this already have, but if you haven't yet, definitely give both films a watch! 8/10 for now. Make sure to catch tomorrow's review!

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