‘Avatar 2’ Trailer Quality Sparks Debate Among Movie Buffs

‘Avatar 2’ Trailer Quality Sparks Debate Among Movie Buffs

Published May 11, 2022
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The sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 epic Avatar finally has a teaser trailer and has sparked a debate among movie buffs on Twitter.

Avatar: The Way of Water has finally been announced for a late 2022 release and the sci-fi adventure will likely be one of the biggest movie releases of the year.

The blockbuster cost a staggering $250 million to make and boasts groundbreaking special effects and underwater filming technologies—but after 13 years, do people even care?

This is the opinion that seems to be dividing the discourse on Twitter this morning.

“Film twitter trying so hard to not admit Avatar 2 looks awesome,” reads one meme.

Film twitter trying so hard to not admit Avatar 2 looks awesome pic.twitter.com/rosx8KIGFv

Another person tweeted: “I feel like I’m being gaslit by people excited over Avatar 2. We just got done with a decade of people going ‘hey I barely remember that movie’ and ‘actually the story wasn’t that good and it was very derivative’ and now you’re telling me you’re excited about this franchise???”

I feel like I’m being gaslit by people excited over Avatar 2.We just got done with a decade of people going “hey I barely remember that movie” and “actually the story wasn’t that good and it was very derivative” and now you’re telling me you’re excited about this franchise???

Another take reads: “I was curious how the new Avatar trailer would deal with everyone collectively forgetting the plot/characters/etc over the past decade, and the answer turned out to be ‘who cares, we know why you’re watching: here’s a bunch of really pretty CGI.’ Correct decision, tbh.”

I was curious how the new Avatar trailer would deal with everyone collectively forgetting the plot/characters/etc over the past decade, and the answer turned out to be “who cares, we know why you’re watching: here’s a bunch of really pretty CGI.” Correct decision, tbh.

Meanwhile, actor Stephen Ford summed up how many people are likely feeling having now watched the new teaser.

He joked: “Me last week: ‘Avatar wasn’t even that good, I can’t believe we’re getting like 4 sequels, no one is excited for these movies they’re gonna bomb it’s been 13 years.’

“Me after watching the trailer: ‘This is going to be the biggest movie of the year.'”

Me last week: “Avatar wasn’t even that good, I can’t believe we’re getting like 4 sequels, no one is excited for these movies they’re gonna bomb it’s been 13 years.”Me after watching the trailer: “This is going to be the biggest movie of the year.” pic.twitter.com/vCClexXUA1

Similarly, another added: “I’m afraid to say I was on the profoundly boring ‘who cares about Avatar’ team for a long time. but you know what? I care about Avatar.”

i’m afraid to say I was on the profoundly boring “who cares about avatar” team for a long time. but you know what? i care about avatar. https://t.co/PISaBBY1zN

Avatar 2 sees the return of Zoe Saldana as Neytiri along with Sam Worthington as Jake Sully and Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch.

Also back are Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao and CCH Pounder. Sigourney Weaver also returns, but as a new character.

Kate Winslet is joining the cast and reuniting with her Titanic director, Cameron, and other new cast members include The Sopranos’ Edie Falco and Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Michelle Yeoh.

According to the studio synopsis, The Way of Water is set more than a decade after the events of the first film, and tells the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids) and “the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”

Avatar: The Way of Water will be released in theaters in December.