Fotogramas de la película Avatar, el sentido del agua


Director: James Cameron

Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

4.222 / 5.000

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Sequel to the successful ‘Avatar’ (2009) that continues the stories of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a former Earth marine who, upon arriving on Pandora, falls in love with the culture and a woman from that planet and decides to defend them from his own species. . In this film, Jake has formed a family with Naytiri (Zoe Saldaña), but his peace is interrupted again by humans returning to Pandora. Avatar 2022

I have to be honest, I was one of the few who did not jump on the wagon in regards to its predecessor. It seems to me that, despite being a film that innovated a lot in technical aspects and having one of the best 3D in cinema, the film seemed cold to me, basically a story that we had been seeing for a long time in films like ‘Pocahontas’, ‘Atlantis’ , ‘Dance With Wolves’, etc., and the truth is that I expected little or nothing from this new film, beyond its technical and visual prowess.

And to begin with, yes, the film more than meets the visual aspect. The simple fact of animating water is quite complex and even more so making 80% of the film happen in computer generated aquatic environments. The creature design and this subspecies of aquatic Na’vis are great. Also, the humans’ vehicles and robots look great, even marines in Avatar bodies look great. I think we all couldn’t expect less from Cameron and his team and he’s sure to take an obscene amount of awards for their technical and artistic highlights.

Now what for many is the problem of both this film and its predecessor: the story. In that aspect I think I do not agree with the YouTube critics who began to destroy the film from this aspect. Yes, it follows the same plot line as the first film about discovering a culture and adapting to change, but this is not only done by Jake but his children and his wife, but the way Cameron makes this point makes it better than in the first film, giving a little more time to the development of characters and their interaction between them, something that was lacking (and a lot) in the previous film.

Second point of debate, the same story of the battle between the humans and the Na’vi, but this antagonism is created based on what the cinema has been doing for a long time. It’s like asking Tolkien’s men, elves and dwarves not to face the creatures of Morgoth and Sauron, or the rebels in Star Wars not to face the empire. The rivalry of these two species defines the universe created by Cameron and it was more than evident that they would follow the same line.

Why Cameron is required more then? Cameron has already been behind major projects such as ‘Aliens’ (1986), ‘Terminator 2’ (1991) and ‘Titanic’ (1997). So each project minimally demands a little from Cameron. But this time I think he does better than in his first film of these blue creatures. The film has touching moments, you get to warm to the characters and at the end it makes you warm to non-existent CGI creatures, and this was something the first film lacked. BUT not everything is perfect in this aspect, since although Cameron attacks the emotional side, he also becomes lazy as soon as some characters, such as the human boy who always follows Jake’s family or the villain again played by Stephen Lang, becoming an overly caricatured and «diabolical» villain. I don’t understand Cameron’s desire to bring back this badly written character.

As for the performances (another weak point of the previous film) they have improved sublimely: Worthington acts very well in the emotional scenes and the rest of the cast works as a whole. I know that in many aspects the first film can surpass this sequel, but particularly this film I liked more. More action, more character development and the fantastic visual work on the aquatic environments. Overall the movie is solid and entertaining. The more than three hours are not a factor for what it truly is, high definition entertainment

Overall the movie is solid and entertaining. The more than three hours are not a factor for what it truly is, high definition entertainment

Written by Glenn Marte