Avatar: The Way Of The Water
Directed by James Cameron
No matter how hard you try to find faults in Cameron’s epic vision—and epic, it sure is by any and every reckoning—there is no way you can come away unimpressed by the scale depth and volume, the marriage of visual splendour and emotional appeal is a joy forever, and a day.
Having seen The Way Of The Water twice , in 2D and 3D, the biggest takeaway from this titanic creation is its affirmation of life. So deep is the humanism of the Sully family and so captivating the chaos that is captured around it , that we are left with no choice but to go with the elegant flow.
The world as seen in Avatar is vibrant and inviting and yet dedicated to a dense atmosphere of tragic grandeur where Man and Nature are seen to be constantly at loggerheads in wars that are sometimes profound but mostly under-informed.Nonetheless it is not the wisdom as much as the unfettered flow of techno-energy that reinforces the power of James Cameron’s Avatar universe.
Every actor assuming humanoid form is so into it, it feels more human than advanced technology. Like Karan Johar’s catchphrase once declared, it is all about loving your family.
By the end of the film we become so immersed in Cameron’s spectacular vision and so bonded to the Sully family, that it feels we will never stop being part of the Avatar universe.
On the flip side, yes, Avatar: The Way Of The Water could have believed a bit more in brevity. Being epic is wonderful. But not at the cost of snatching time away from our universe. Shorter would not have meant deprivation. It would have left us craving for more.