After its first weekend at the global box office, Avatar: The Way of Water (Avatar 2) grossed about $434.5 million (according to Box Office Mojo data). The number has not yet reached the expectations of experts, but it is still a promising start with the movie that cost up to 400 million USD to produce.
Avatar: The Way of Water opens 15 years after the events of the first film. At this time, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) have found peace together. They became husband and wife, had children and in the blink of an eye became parents of 4 children. But that peaceful life did not last forever when danger once again came, forcing them to leave their homeland among the mountains and forests, becoming refugees in the Metkayina tribe scattered in the regions. Pandora’s coast.
In the return, the Avatar brand continues to captivate the audience with beautiful images and a rounded, humane storyline. Besides the message throughout the film is criticizing colonialism and human greed, calling for environmental protection… the film also tells a beautiful story about strong family affection. However, in this return, director James Cameron still left many story lines open, many questions that could create a premise for the next films to be born.
Who is Kiri (Sigourney Weaver)’s father?
Kiri is the big unknown of Avatar: The Way of Water (Image: Empire)
Kiri is one of the first half-breed children born on the planet Pandora since Jake Sully’s crew landed. She is the daughter of the late scientist Grace (Sigourney Weaver), conceived in her avatar body. However, no one knows how Grace’s avatar could be pregnant or who the baby’s father is. This is one of the biggest mysteries that Avatar: The Way of Water brings to the audience.
Throughout the film, Kiri is constantly questioning his origins and the fact that he seems to be a different person. Her head always echoes the call of Eywa – the supreme god connecting all living things on the planet Pandora. Especially when the Sully family migrated to a new land, this call became even more intense. On forums and social networks, viewers have made many theories about Kiri’s origin. One of them claims that Kiri is Eywa’s daughter.
Who is Spider’s mother (Jack Champion)?
Spider was first introduced in the Avatar spin-off series and became the main character in The Way of Water (Image: 20th Century Studios)
Miles “Spider” Socorro is the child born on the planet Pandora, the son of the villain Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). After the great battle in Avatar (2009), Spider was trapped on Pandora with the scientists who chose to stay on this planet because he was too young to fit on the lifeboat. Spider was adopted by Jake and became part of his extended family. Spider was close to Kiri, but kept his distance from his adoptive mother Neytiri.
Spider and Kiri are close in part because they are both orphans who do not know the identity of their parents. In fact, the identity of Spider’s mother was revealed in the Avatar: The High Ground novel series – which is considered a direct prequel to Avatar: The Way of Water. In the comics, Spider’s mother is revealed to be Paz Socorro, a Resource Development Organization (RDA) pilot who was killed in the RDA attack on the Tree of Souls. However, the series does not reveal that Spider’s father is Quaritch.
The inhabitants of the earth still yearn for unobtainium?
Humans continue to exploit resources from Pandora in the new movie (Image: 20th Century Studios)
In Avatar (2009), the ultimate mission of the RDA organization – also the main villain in the film – is to find and exploit unobtainium. This mineral is expected to save 20 billion people on Earth by the year 2140 from an energy crisis. However, the human method of mining unobtainium on the planet Pandora has exacerbated their discord with the Na’vi.
The three commandments of the Eywa forbid the Na’vi from digging into the earth for resources. But beneath the Tree of Souls lies a massive mine of unobtainium. RDA’s mining plan goes against the cultural beliefs of the Na’vi who worship the god Eywa. In the 2150s, human colonization led to war with the Na’vi people.
However, to The Way of Water, no one mentioned or cared about unobtainium anymore. After 15 years, mankind’s interest in this mineral has completely cooled. The film doesn’t explain this change in depth, but it can be tentatively predicted that the final defeat of Avatar (2009) sent chills down the spines of the most ambitious people on Earth.
Temporarily putting aside the unobtainium mining plan, now “Heavenly Man” is targeting a new resource – a chemical extracted from the brain of the Tulkun species with the ability to slow down the aging process. However, after unobtainium and the other extraction solution, what will people still find useful for themselves on Pandora, and what will that discovery have to cost?
What happened to the Omaticaya when Jake and Neytiri left?
Audiences no longer hear much news about the Omaticaya in the sequel (Image: 20th Century Studios)
In Avatar: The Way of Water, the Omaticaya tribe only appears briefly in the first act of the work. Ever since Jake and Neytiri led their children away from the tribe to escape Quaritch’s revenge, the audience has not heard anything about the community of Na’vi people living in the middle of the forest. However, the fact that the Sully family is hiding does not mean that the Omaticaya community is safe because they are a force that is directly confronting the human army. In addition, having harbored Jake Sully also put them at risk of being tortured and tortured by Quaritch to get information.
At the end of the second act, after Kiri had a convulsion and lost consciousness, Jake had to ask for help from the scientists living in the Omaticaya territory. Thanks to the visit of this group of people, we can judge that the Omaticaya people are still at peace. However, that is clearly not enough, because viewers have been attached to this race since the first Avatar movie and know them as the only Na’vi for the next 13 years. Therefore, the most ideal scenario might be that the inhabitants of the two races Omaticaya and Metkayina will ally themselves in the next movie.