“Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.”

Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron, Josh Friedman
Staring: Michelle Yeoh, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver
Release Date: December 16, 2022

So here it is. We have been for how long for this first look at Avatar 2: The Way Of Water? Or, how long have we feigned excitement for this movie to come back?

I will be the first to admit that I enjoyed Avatar (2009). I saw it twice in theaters. One of the few films I did so. There was no denying that Avatar changed the world of film making with its technology and scope. I can admit that the story was a bit simplistic, but what covered that up were the dazzling effects (I mean you have to admit it), and the knockout bad guy performance by Stephen Lang playing Colonel Miles Quartich.

Based on the IMDB.com summary of the Avatar 2: The Way Of Water, this sequel is going to be direct follow-up to the original story. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) has formed a new family on Pandora and is trying to establish a life. His happiness with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) is threatened by a familiar foe…AKA humanity. Now it is up to the new couple to race up an army of Na’Vi to protect their planet once again from being ravaged of its environmental beauty and importance.

Alright, now getting to the actual trailer itself.

Alright, Avatar 2: The Way Of Water appears to look gorgeous. This entire trailer is showcase for Cameron to highlight why he waited for the new technology to come out. Scope is something that Cameron is setting up early. When Sully is flying on his dragon and crosses over the tree roots with the waves crashing beneath them…that is effective telling the size of the world he is building.

We get a first glimpse underneath the water around the 38 second mark of the trailer. There are a lot of little fishes in there that probably took hours to incorporate.

I think we are getting a sense of where this plot is going with the shot below. The humans and the Na’vi appear to working together on Pandora. I think this is setting up a backstabbing by the human race. There is going to be a backdoor betrayal by humanity because we are the worst.

Lots of technology for Pandora

Not only are the Na’vi going to be fighting against the humans, but they are going to be fighting against themselves as well. We reach the minute mark of the trailer and we see Sully and co. sneaking in the woods and the bow & arrows are drawn. There is doing to be some civil war vibes.

“I know one thing. Wherever we go. This family, is our fortress.

  • Jake Sully – The only words spoken in the trailer.

This is only the second time in director and writer James Cameron’s career that he is partaking in both important aspects of a sequel. The last pair were The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). Both of those movies turned out okay.

Another random thought, there is a FUCK ton of blue in this trailer. Makes sense with water being the theme.

Avatar 2: The Way Of Water is expected in theaters on December 16, 2022. This movie was on my Most Anticipated Of 2022 list, and we will have to wait till the end of the year to see it.

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