The brand-new trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water provides an even better look into Pandora’s fantasy world and the stunning visuals you’ve come to expect from Avatar.
Take a look at the trailer here:
The film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet, and was directed by Oscar-winning director James Cameron, and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau.
As the second film in James Cameron’s Avatar franchise, the movie follows the 2009 film, which went on to become the biggest box office hit of all time with a collection of USD 2.84 billion that remains unbroken to this day.
As Disney unveiled a plot synopsis, Avatar: The Way of Water takes place more than a decade after the first film, telling the story of a family of Sully (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows, the lengths they go to protect one another, the battles they fight for survival, and the tragedies they endure.
This trailer provides a fascinating preview of Pandora, where we are transported into an underwater world filled with vivid colors. Neytiri (Saldana) is pregnant, and other characters, including Na’vi Jake Sully (Worthington), converse with the child. Things begin to go wrong when the Sully family encounters the now-familiar threat of human invasion.
Earlier this year, a teaser trailer for the film was released on May 9. A few glimpses were shown of Pandora’s bright blue waters and new whale-like creatures on the seafloor.
Watch the teaser here:
Can Avatar: The Way of Water be better than Avatar?
As the first film in the franchise, released in 2009, Avatar set the standards for motion capture cinema and global visuals, which remain relevant to this day. However, as far as the storytelling is concerned, it is pretty much generic, and it doesn’t even try to be unique in its narrative, which may be part of the reason it is being hated online, and that the first film has been tagged as “Overrated”.
Nevertheless, we’re talking about James Cameron here, the blockbuster cinema legend, who set the standard with movies like Aliens (1986) – my personal favorite, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009), whose box office records remain unbroken to this day. James may redefine Hollywood’s modern blockbuster cinema, and unleash his utmost might with the upcoming sequel to Avatar (2009).
As someone who’s a big fan of Aliens, Titanic, and Judgement Day – which had excellent stories, I believe James Cameron’s Avatar 2 might be even more of a step up from its predecessor, and he might be able to hit all the marks – even in the storytelling department.