Avatar: The Way of Water review: Released thirteen years after the original, the long-awaited sequel from director James Cameron is a cinematic masterpiece that is better than the original. James Cameron expands the world of Pandora by bringing us to exciting new locations, meet new characters, and the themes of family and acceptance are told emotionally. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, and Stephen Lang reprise their roles of Jake Sully, Neytiri, and Colonel Miles Quaritch and deliver fantastic performances as their respective characters. Sigourney Weaver also returns but plays a different character in this installment and gives an excellent performance as Jake Sully's adoptive daughter Kiri. Joining the original cast in this installment include Britain Dalton, Cliff Curtis, Jack Champion, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet. All these actors deliver great performances, especially Dalton, Champion, and Winslet. This movie's only issue is the same problem as the original: the screenplay features a premise we've seen in other films. The issues in the story are forgotten quickly because what makes it work are the characters and the phenomenal visual effects. Thanks to James Cameron's fantastic direction, remarkable visuals, and incredible performances from Worthington, Saldaña, Weaver, Lang, and Winslet, "Avatar: The Way of Water" is a cinematic experience that proves to be superior to the original and gets me excited to see what happens next in the next three films.
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