Co-host Mike has said “Don’t ever bet against James Cameron.” And based off his success rate bringing in the box office, no one should. In 2009, AVATAR became one of the most acclaimed and biggest movies in cinematic history. Years later, in 2022, the sequel, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, was finally released at Christmas time, and in a matter of weeks it surpassed TOP GUN: MAVERICK (2022) as the top grossing fil of the year. And it also became one of the biggest grossing films of all time too.
So could a film that came out thirteen years ago spark excitement once more after such a long delay for the sequel. As stated, yes, it can. The movie has received fabulous reviews from critics and moviegoers have gone in droves to see it. At the time of this podcast, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER had dominated the box office for six full weeks and was still going strong.
Does the film live up to the hype? Is it a great sequel to its fabulous predecessor? And can the movie turn what was a fine science fiction film into a franchise that would be remembered like other franchises like STAR WARS, STAR TREK, and THE PLANET OF THE APES. Only time will tell, but your co-hosts take a look at this latest film and give their thoughts.