‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ does not disappoint

Evelyn Layson, Reporter

The first movie of “Avatar” was released on Dec. 18, 2009, and made $2.922 billion. The budget for the sequel was $237 million. Ever since the first film was released, many “Avatar” fans were left with a cliffhanger, hoping there would be another movie coming out within 2-3 years. 

After 13 long years of waiting, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the sequel, finally arrived. Avatar 2 was released on Dec. 16, with the same director, James Cameron. Before the movie was released, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Cameron said, “it’s taken three years to shoot, 24 locations around the world.” The wait might have been extremely long, but the movie is definitely worth waiting for.

Jake Sully and Ney’tiri, the main characters from the original “Avatar” movie, have formed a family. They are doing everything to stay together. The family had to leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. An ancient threat returns for revenge. As the threat has returned, Jake Sully must fight a war that is very difficult against humans. Who are the humans who came back? Watch the movie to find out.

Like most fans who have watched the new movie already, I thought that the movie was absolutely phenomenal! The actors did so well with their emotions and actions. 

It was a three-hour and twelve-minute movie, but it was definitely worth watching. It had so many features which made it super interesting. This movie made my make-believe more heightened with more excitement. It sure feels like you’re in a whole new world, and that was James Cameron’s job to make us feel like we were. 

As of now, Cameron is currently working on “Avatar: The Seed Bearer.” There will be two more movies in the future, including “Avatar: The Tulkun Rider” and “Avatar: The Quest for Eywa,” as stated on cbr.com.

Most people say “Avatar” was better than “Avatar: The Way of Water,” but I completely disagree. Avatar 2 had many more features and a lot more action than the first movie. The cinematography was awesome, and the artist who made the amazing motion pictures was Russell Carpenter. It was shot worldwide in many locations such as New Zealand, Los Angeles, and Manhattan Beach, California to make it good.

The budget for this movie was $250 million, and as of the first week in February, the box office has made $2.055 billion world-wide, according to Variety.

So not only is it worth seeing, it was clearly worth making.