Avatar’s Comeback!


20th Century Studios

The Avatar sequel is here! Avatar: The Way of Water will be released this month on Friday the 16th.

Rebecca Herrera, Staff Writer

A showstopping film loved by many since childhood, Avatar has made its way back into mainstream this year of 2022. Whether it be the extraordinary world-building or the plotline of the film, Avatar is known as a popular cinematic masterpiece. When the announcement of Avatar: The Way of Water release date was published, many became ecstatic. Amelia Yager (12) and Cassandra Huichapa (12) discuss their excitement for the upcoming film. 

I am very excited for the upcoming movie. I was four when the first movie came out, so it’s safe to say I’ve been waiting for a long time for The Way of the Water,” Yager said.

Ever since the first Avatar movie was released, critics were astonished by the CGI used throughout the film. Having these intricate details on each character and animal, Avatar brings these striking designs to life. As the continuation of the series thickens, James Cameron brings new characters to the plot and tries expanding the world of Avatar’s vast lands. Characters from before like Jake Sully and Neytiri, begin a brand new journey on trying to explore the land of Pandora where new conflicts start to arise. Hoping to see more of the series, many begin to wonder whether it will surpass the original.

“I hope the new movie will be better than the original because the first one is really hard to beat,” Huichapa said.

Given that it has been more than a decade since the original Avatar movie, many have had high hopes that this movie can bring a new side to the story. Based on the trailer and what is shown online, there are numerous speculations on what can be shown in this new upcoming movie. In Avatar: The Way of Water Jake and Neytiri’s family are forced to move locations, and a few fans have speculated that there will be a new tribe that is discovered because of it. Others also hope to see more in depth perspectives of each character from the new changes in scenery and Jake’s new development to Neytiri’s family.

“I hope to see more of the Na’vi people and their transition from forest to water life. I’m also interested in seeing how Jake and Neytiri’s children thrive in Pandora. Will they behave more like human children, or will they be raised Na’vi?” Yager said.

With the high expectations surfacing, everyone is on the edge of their seat waiting for the big reveal this December 16, 2022. It is the most awaited movie for this year. If you want to be the judge of whether the new Avatar movie is actually better than the last, make sure to go watch the movie in theaters near you!