Watching ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, viewers felt like touching the cool water when Lo’ak swam with a tulkun in the ocean of Pandora. On the planet Pandora, people have an unbelievably pure soul.
Avatar: The Way of Water (Avatar: Flow of Water) is more than all other blockbusters one thing: If the effects of other movies are only enough to show the audience a virtual world, then Avatar 2 pulls them on. Enter that world with realistic visual effects and a very detailed built ecosystem, almost a dream in real life.
3 hours and 10 minutes watching a movie is the time when viewers are immersed in that dream. Have a nice dream. The article reveals a small part of the movie’s content.
The story is simple but full of spirituality
When he released Avatar 2, James Cameron said in advance that his taste was very popular, the story he liked, the audience would also like.
And in order to make a movie geared towards a $2-3 billion gross, the story has to be universal and empathize with millions of viewers. So it’s completely understandable that Avatar 2 has a simple story.
Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), the main character of the series – Photo: 20th Century Studios
The film features a hero from Earth, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his brave Navi wife, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). They lived happily with their cubs in Pandora, when the old enemies returned from Earth, still clinging to the conquest of conquest.
Only thing, now the enemy also has a tall Navi human form and outstanding strength.
Jake and Neytiri with their children and the people of Metkayina – where they took refuge – experience countless bloody encounters with enemies to protect the planet they love. Their battle this time took place in the ocean, accompanied by countless eye-catching scenes.
Despite the simple story, Avatar 2 is deeply meditative. The film adds spirituality to each scene, adding “soul” to each character. As with season one, many scenes in season two play out like a sacred ritual.
The Metkayina Tribe, where Jake and Neytiri’s family took refuge – Photo: 20th Century Studios
That’s when Jake’s forest humans got used to the ocean, when Reya taught Lo’ak to breathe like meditation to swim on the ocean floor, when the whole Metkayina tribe rushed to the sea to welcome the tulkun back, when his son Lo’ak tells Jake about the flow of water, when his daughter Kiri connects with the goddess Eywa…
It’s all meditative, showing that the filmmakers appreciate every scene, just as the people of Pandora appreciate everything.
Simple plot, simple characters
In today’s divided world, cinema is no exception. Avatar 2 – an American production – did not hit theaters in Russia. For reference, Avatar 1 earned $116 million from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a significant figure.
A positive sign is that Avatar 2 has been released in theaters and caused a sensation in China – a country that has rejected many Hollywood blockbusters in the past few years for reasons of ethnicity and gender views.
The good side is pure but a bit one-sided – Photo: 20th Century Studios
James Cameron still builds the world in Avatar 2 with 2 factions of good and evil, both very pure, with very little diversity and division. One side is pure good and the other pure evil.
The Omaticaya forest people and the Metkayina sea people of the planet Pandora both have faith in Mother Nature (God Eywa) in a very pure and admirable way. They love and harmonize with all things, cherish each tree, blade of grass, and star. They consider tulkuns (whale-like creatures on Earth) as soulmates.
This is very respectable and beautiful as a dream, which is also the reason many people watching Avatar wished to live on the planet Pandora. Is imagining living with an indigenous community with that pure soul a salvation for anyone who is tired of this complicated world?
But Omaticaya and Metkayina value community to the utmost, the patriarchal husband and wife have the ultimate power and voice. This threatens to stifle diversity and not accept different voices, even though young people here are slowly maturing and starting to see life differently from their parents.
For example, Lo’ak, the second son of Jake and Neytiri, was frustrated when his distinct voice was not heard.
The villain has too simple motives for a big movie – Photo: 20th Century Studios
What about the evil side, the Earth people? They also have an unbelievable lack of diversity. Almost all of the Earthlings in the film are evil and steadfast in their goal of invading and conquering the planet Pandora, including the non-military tulkun hunters.
With such a simple philosophy and goal, using only bloodlust and hatred as a springboard, can the Earthlings be a truly powerful opponent?
Besides, Avatar 2 also revealed in a simple description of colonialism and indigenous culture. With a fictional film, these elements are not very demanding, but if the film offers a more thorough interpretation, it will attract more discussion and elevate itself.
Anyway, with Avatar 2, James Cameron has once again reinvigorated the earlier aspirations of Christopher Nolan or Tom Cruise, in making movies that must be seen in theaters to be fully emotional.
The wonderful Pandora ocean in Avatar 2 – Photo: 20th Century Studios
The sacredness of water
“The flow of water has neither beginning nor end”, “Water is around us and within us” are vague spiritual lines, like repeated mantras. . It is not only the flow, it is also the philosophy of water, the religion of water, the wisdom of water – the beginning of life.
The meaning of the sayings is not too difficult to deduce: water and man are one, water flows endlessly through life and death… But better, keep these sayings in the mist of dream, because the film itself is a dream of traveling to Pandora.