James Cameron has been the man for bold moves throughout his career. An extremely devoted man who puts his soul into his movies. It didn’t surprise me when he made the sequel of Avatar official. With the first part being a staggering success, there’s no denying that the sequel will be any different. But James has other thoughts.
James Cameron was absolutely confident to shoot the sequel of Avatar at first. But for some reasons, he lost his spark. He publicly discussed how tastes have changed during the 13 years since the first part’s release. He also mentioned the time frame that is another needle in the haystack. The first part was released in 2009 and people will have a lot of catching up to do before jumping into the sequel. The Oscar winning director knows how hard it will be to fight in the Box Office given the new projects interfacing.
James knows that he has to do something in order to recapture the amazing audience. However he thinks rereleasing Avatar in September will clear up people’s minds about the upcoming Avatar: The Way of Water.
“We’ve gotten into a little bit of an outer orbit and we’ve got to re-establish ourselves,” he mentioned during an interview.
He also knows how people who have watched Avatar before will react on the rerelease. Many trolls took place after the announcement of a sequel underway. Some even depicted the first part as non-captivating. James mentions in the same interview:
“The trolls will have it that nobody gives a s*** and they can’t remember the characters’ names or one damn thing that happened in the movie… Then they see the movie again and go, ‘Oh okay, excuse me, let me just shut the f*** up right now.’ So I’m not worried about that.”
My guy went completely berserk and blunt right there. Nonetheless, his statements point towards him knowing his critics. He knows how people think that Avatar is not a captivating story after all. Although it still bags the fourth position in the highest grossing movies of all time.
Was Avatar Actually That Good?
When Avatar was released, the world went nuts. I mean at that time, the movie endured graphics and visuals of the future. But did it really ever have a potent story? Avatar is still fairly rated at an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
James Cameron knows how difficult it would be to compete for the highest grossing mark again. Given the success certain movies have made in the mean time. The filmmaker dedicated his life to Avatar and thinks he’s doing the best but would it actually be good? Even if things went a little bit downhill in the sequel, the whole credibility and fandom of even the first part will go demolished. Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled to be released in the upcoming December. Lets see how things turn out to be for James and his beloved.