Movies We Respect

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

We understand that lots of people like these movies — Avatar: The Way of Water is the third-highest grossing movie ever, after all — but we don’t enjoy the creepy, watery, phony sight of the Na’vi or care a lick about the painfully earnest mythology James Cameron has created around them.

Still: There’s no arguing with the technical achievements of the film, or the boldness of James Cameron’s vision, which just happens to not be to our taste. It’s one of those blockbuster movies we respect but just find kind of exhausting.

For some reason, we preferred the original Avatar – maybe because the move into Pandora and CGI land felt more gradual. Anyway, respect.

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