Is it worth seeing The Way of Water ?

Is it worth seeing The Way of Water ?

James Cameron’s most recent two films were both the highest-grossing films of all time, however because to Avatar: The Way Of Water’s enormous budget, there are doubts regarding the film’s

Writer and Director, James Cameron

potential to turn a profit. Avatar 2 may be the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time, but 13 years later and in the post-COVID box office climate, will it actually turn a profit? Cameron claims that in order for Avatar: The Way of Water to smash box office records and recoup its costs, it must do so. It makes reasonable that the budget for the sequel to the all-time highest-grossing film will climb, but could Cameron and Disney have gone far by setting the price tag for Avatar 2 so high? Fortunately, Cameron has a track record of success at the box office, so the exaggerated budget for the film might not be as severe as it seems.

Undoubtedly, Cameron anticipates that viewers will return several times. In a recent interview, he even argues that it won’t matter if we all need to use the restroom halfway through the three-hour movie because we can see the scenes we missed the second time. This is a certain degree of assurance, but perhaps we’re all losing sight of just how significant the original Avatar was.

Guillermo del Toro, a fellow filmmaker, is already a very prominent supporter of James Cameron’s picture and is utterly enamored with the eagerly anticipated sequel. Del Toro continued to adore the movie and described it as “a breathtaking achievement” on Twitter. To complete his argument and perhaps persuade more than a few people who were on the fence about seeing it, Del Toro claimed that the Avatar sequel represents Cameron “at the top of his talents.” He appears to be particularly impressed with the size of Avatar: The Way of Water, which makes his assessment all the more valuable given how highly del Toro has always valued aesthetics in his work.

I’d argue that a movie like this should be in a premium format, therefore IMAX or Dolby Cinema would be at the top of the list. If you’re only going to see it once, it’s worth waiting until you can get a seat in one of these formats, but I should warn you that these formats are probably already sold out for the opening weekend. You already know I have bought my tickets for the Thursday night opener for IMAX 3D. A movie like this deserves to be seen and watched in the proper format. I never saw the first one in theaters as a kid. Growing up, people always talked about how unreal seeing Avatar in IMAX was. I finally have the chance to experience something special like this. 

I am a very big fan of the first movie. For a movie that came out in 2009, with those kinds of visuals, I can’t imagine how well the new movie will look like with the enhanced technology. I do indeed believe the movie will break even to fund more sequels. So many people watched the first one, why would they not want to watch the highly awaited sequel? I guarantee you the audience will be going back for more screenings too, I have very high hopes this movie will be one of the best of 2022. The movie is set to release Friday, December 16, with the usual Thursday night screenings on December 15. That’s where I will be Thursday night. What better way to end the year 2022, with a sequel to the highest grossing movie of all time?