‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Offers Subversive Defense of Nuclear Family

James Cameron has done it again.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” is a near-perfect sequel to his groundbreaking 2009 original. That isn’t as complimentary as it sounds.

“Water,” the first in a proposed series of sequels, essentially re-tells the “Avatar” saga. A peaceful, nature-loving species is once again attacked by cold, cruel humans from planet Earth.

Boo! Hiss!

They must rally to fend off invaders who place no value on life, be it an alien species or the creatures that inhabit various worlds.

The same ol’ flaws still stick to the saga, from clunky dialogue to story beats that don’t make much sense. We’re also asked, again, to root against the human race.

It’s still a mesmerizing experience, unlike anything you’ll see this year on the big screen, or maybe...

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Dec 14th 2022
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