TO was waiting for this movie to release and once it was on the horizon, there was no way he would settle for anything else than a full family outing to enjoy the world of Pandora and the Na’vi. And though I wasn’t left feeling overawed, the movie was rather enjoyable purely for the aesthetics and the creativity that is James Cameron.
For those familiar with his earlier works (aka the world at large), water plays a big role in itself; whether it’s The Abyss or Titanic, and Avatar 2 is no different. It is very immersive with the underwater scenes being beautifully envisioned and brought to life along with the creatures and the different ecosystems that the Na’vi inhabit.
The movie by itself didn’t score a huge hit with me with its run time of 3 hours and 12 minutes or the hippy-dippy new age mantras many of the characters spout rather often. But it’s still quite engrossing and one which is best viewed either in the 3D or Imax format to really get the feel of the action and even the experiences the characters seem to be going through on screen.
In a nutshell? You really need to be a diehard fan of the blue people to come out with stars in your eyes post the movie. For the rest of us, we can probably make do with a True Lies kinda movie just fine.