Tuesday, April 23, 2024

James Cameron May Have Titanic Hit on His Hands as “Avatar 2” Gets Terrific Early Reviews


“Avatar 2” just finished its first press screenings today and the verdict is in. People like it!

James Cameron may have a “titanic” hit on his hands. Most everyone who’s checked in on social media says the sequel, some 13 years after the original, is better than the first one.

The movie is entirely animated and in stunning 3D. There’s a lot of blue and a lot of water, Sigourney Weaver plays a 14 year old. (In real life, she’s 21.)

Actual reviews won’t come out til next week, but social media “impressions” are allowed now. The consensus is that the movie is “visually stunning” if so far the story itself is not getting the same glowing reactions. The movie is three hours long.

Many Twitter observations run along the lines of “Never bet against James Cameron.” Indeed. He knows how to make a spectacle!

Critic and blogger Ed Douglas writes: “Like the OG Avatar, #AvatarTheWayOfWater takes some time to really get rolling, and though it hits a few lulls, it looks glorious with next level visual FX, and ultimately, I will see it again without hesitation. Lots of new younger characters in this one.”

Oscar debate now commences. Certainly Best Animated Film and all the below the line categories will be flooded with names from this film.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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