The entertaining sequel with so many comments.
James Cameron’s sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” is, so far, the third highest grossing movie of all time, under its predecessor, which ranks at Number 1. I gave it a positive feedback for its remarkable underwater technology and some fine performances with a 3 and a half star rating, but even us fans have some comments. I’ll name only two, since I don’t know everyone.
I’ll start with myself. When I first saw the movie, I was aggravated by the character of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) being so strict with his sons, treating them like soldiers. Part of my autistic conditions is when yelling or arguments has to affect my personal being. He’s in what the movie calls the future, and yet he tells one of his sons: “You brought shame on this family.” I’m like: “Who says that anymore?,” in regards to the time period. I even did an Instagram poll asking if fans agreed with me that Jake was being a dick, and they all agreed with me. And when he finally says: “I see you” to his second son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton), I’m like: “Oh, you better see him.”
But a bigger complaint than mine regards the character Spider (Jack Champion), who everyone agrees is the sequel’s worst character. He was the biological son of the film’s villain Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), who was too young to ride in the sleep chamber back to Earth, and is raised on Pandora. Many commenters say he’s annoying and made some stupid choices.
Spoiler alerts: read at your own risk.
A question I was asked my a friend of mine was: if Jake’s wife Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) threatens to kill Spider and then slices him in exchange for her child, then how can they still be okay when he’s welcomed to their family in the end?
Another question from another friend of mine was: why would Spider save the avatar Quaritch from drowning, since this version isn’t even his father?
The funniest thing, to me, about Spider is when he reluctantly decides to save him and says “F***” and “Come on, you SOB.” It sounds so funny and stupid the way he says them.
My guess was this kid felt a part of his father was still inside, even though he was a cruel man. But then again, Peter Quill did kill his father Ego (or Eggo as I like to call him) for murdering his mom in “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”). And my other guess is to let the third film develop on that, and maybe he and Neytiri will both get their well deserved arguments.
And about me complaining about the strict Jake. Maybe it’s my condition talking and maybe you all agree with me on that. But I now know that was just a. hiccup, compared to what you all complained about. And you know something. I think you’re all right. He could be this franchise’s Jar Jar Binks, even though some people (and I say “SOME”) might want us to be patient with him.
On a closing statement of mine: “Get a hair cut, boy.”
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