“Avatar. The Way of Water” only today officially came out on the screens of the world (of course, except for Russia). Millions of film fans will rush to watch it. And they will recoil.
The Internet will be filled with cursing about the picture: nothing new, all the same blue men and purple women. And the masterpiece will whistle past the impatient.
All the critics who have already seen the film on large IMAX 3D screens unanimously say that the film was worth the 13-year wait. “It’s hard to overstate how impressive and potentially game-changing this film is,” writes James Berardinelli. But he casually drops that the script of the film will not receive a single nomination for the award.
However, after all, the beloved fantasy of all times and peoples, Star Wars, cannot be called a dramatic masterpiece either. “The story itself plays a secondary role compared to the amazing technical leap forward that Cameron made.
The plot of the picture, the critic notes, carefully collects highlights from some of Cameron’s early works (Abyss, Titanic and, of course, Avatar come to mind). As for the visual merits of the film, the cinema has never come so close to virtual reality. The authors note the masterful editing, which makes the most dynamic episodes absolutely intelligible.
And everyone agrees on the key role that 3D plays in the picture. Watching it even on a large monitor is not at all the same as on an IMAX screen. In this sense, the novelty from Cameron gives hope for the continued existence of large cinemas – chamber atmosphere and small 2D screens are not suitable here. Compared to The Way of the Water, even the best superhero movies feel outdated and hackneyed. There is an energy here that hasn’t been in many recent Hollywood blockbusters.
“Avatar-2” today has become an example of what is called true cinematography.
Well, now judge whether it is worth rushing to watch this movie on a mobile phone screen or even a computer monitor. With dull colors, faded image and booming one-dimensional sound. You’ll get a utilitarian plot, calculated only to impress the imagination with its visual power and subtly orchestrated sonic palette – but it’s precisely these qualities of the film that will remain unavailable to us for now.