Critics are overjoyed about the return to Pandora.
头像: 水之道, the sequel to the 2009 box office hit, had its world premiere in London on Tuesday. The first reactions from those who got to see the new film praised director James Cameron’s spectacle and epic visual effects.
娱乐周刊‘s Yolanda Machado 发推文, “James Cameron is a technology master… and his direction is at its most precise here. The film as a whole, while a technological marvel with a breathtaking world, is just [laugh emoji]. Dances with Wolves 和 Free Willy for Gen Z!”
Critic Scott Mantz 说过 the movie is “breathtakingly beautiful with the most incredible VFX I have ever seen (I saw it in 3D); the story itself is weaker than the first and feels drawn out at 3 小时 & 10 分钟, but it’s always great to look at & the last hour is amazing.”
帝国‘s Amon Warmann liked the sequel more than the first and noted, “… good news is that 3D is good again (yay!), and the action is pretty incredible (especially in the final act). But many of the storylines feel like they have to stop and start, and the high frame rate was hit & miss for me.”
Nikki Novak, a Fandango correspondent, 发推文, “If you think you’ve seen #Avatar think again. Only repeat from the OG is that ‘never experienced anything like it’ awe. Better than 1st? 容易地. The 3D water world & creatures are so surreal it is downright moving. There’s a major 泰坦尼克号 homage.”
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包裹‘s Drew Taylor saw it twice and was “overwhelmed by both its technical mastery and unexpectedly intimate emotional scope. Yes the world is expanded and sequels teased but the characters are most important. Cameron is in top form, especially in final act. Good to have him back.”
Perri Nemiroff from Collider 叫 水之道 “pretty incredible.” Nemiroff added, “I had faith James Cameron would raise the bar w/ the effects but these visuals are mind-blowing. One stunning frame after the next. But the thing I dug most is how the technical feats always feel in service of character & world-building.”
Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango’s Erik Davis 说过 the sequel is “bigger, 更好的 & more emotional than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, 内脏 & incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest.”
The sequel stars Sam Worthington, 佐伊·索尔达娜, 西格妮韦弗, 凯特·温斯莱特, Stephen Lang, Michelle Yeoh and more.
水之道 is about Jake and Neytiri’s family and “the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure,” 根据官方简介.
“Obviously I’m not going to be able to make 头像 movies indefinitely,” Cameron said, citing the “amount of energy required.” 他补充说，他 “would have to train somebody” to continue the franchise: “I don’t care how smart you are as a director, you don’t know how to do this.”
头像: 水之道 is in theaters Dec. 16.