Avatar: The Way of Water has received mixed reviews from the critics, with the ratings varying between one star and five stars. While some critics said the movie was dazzling, others have described it as twee, soggy, and a trillion-dollar screensaver. The movie is the follow-up to 2009’s Avatar, which still remains the highest-grossing movie of all time.
James Cameron, the director of the film, has suggested that the sequel needs to become the fourth biggest movie ever just to break even. In Avatar: The Way of Water, the viewers are transported back to the Pandora planet, where the existence of the Na’vi people is once again under threat.
According to the reports, the story of the movie is a classic piece of franchise-elongation, in which nothing meaningful or important happens, and all the pieces have been returned to their original positions. Some critics said that the movie is very entertaining, and that it is a leap beyond what the director pulled off with the first Avatar movie.
Other critics took issue with the length of the movie. According to the reports, at over three hours, the viewers will have time to mull geopolitics, as well as holiday plans, with recipe ideas and meeting schedules.