The spectacular visuals of James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequel are enhanced by the size of an IMAX screen. However, the dialogue is awkward, the plot isn’t that interesting, and you wish it were shorter.
When viewing James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, the story of stories is what comes to mind in addition to the amazing sights (blue-green is the warmest colour) and the predictable plot. While The Way of Water does not boast of the intricate, mind-bending storytelling of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman (perish that thought), it does serve to serve as a reminder of the whirlpool of stories that bubble up as myths, legends, books, plays, comic books, and movies from our collective subconscious.
Even if it isn’t a particularly new idea, it still occurs to one when watching the evil Colonel Miles Quaritch’s (Stephen Lang) avatar ponder his skull. When the skull is crushed (not underfoot), one is reminded of Cameron’s own Terminator series and the lengthy talk a certain gloomy Dane had with unfortunate Yorick.
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