It is an understatement to say that it is eagerly awaited by the fans. 13 years after the release of the first part, the Avatar saga will therefore return to the big screen for a new feature film called The way of the water. With a duration of 3h12, James Cameron’s new film promises to move us and amaze us. Here are 5 things to know about this suite before your session.
When is Avatar 2 coming to theaters?
It is therefore on Wednesday, December 14 that Avatar 2 At the movie theater. It’s an ideal timing just three days before the Christmas holidays. The film promises to be a perfect family outing to make for the holiday season. And, if it were necessary, the trailer is there to convince us that James Cameron has clearly not lost his hand since 2009.
What is the story of Avatar 2?
The official Avatar 2 synopsis provides us with the essential information without saying too much. So here it is in full: “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of the Water tells the story of the members of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the trials they face , the paths they must take to protect each other, the battles they must fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. »
We can also point out that the story of the film has autobiographical aspects for James Cameron, as actress Sigourney Weaver revealed in an interview: “She draws a lot of inspiration from James’s family and his joy of family life, but also from the vulnerability of children. »
And precisely, the filmmaker has four children like Jake and Neytiri. Likewise, he and his wife, Suzy Amis, became guardians of a friend of their daughter. However, the two heroes of Avatar adopt a teenage daughter named Kiri.
Avatar 2 is a visual slap
All those who have had the chance to see the film are formal: Avatar 2 fills the view. It must be said that James Cameron did not skimp on the technological means to perfect his feature film.
In particular, he explained that he uses the variable frame rate to make his creation even more beautiful. While this effect bothered some viewers in the past, the production found the solution: “In any part of the scene that we want at 24 frames per second, we just double frame. So they actually show the same image twice, but the viewer doesn’t see it that way. So we use a simple hack to use the high frame rate platform that already exists. »
But the director did not stop there. He also set his sights on Sony’s Venice cameras. Bolted, they create a stereoscopic 3D system. The opportunity to capture movement above and under water.
And James Cameron to clarify: “The Venice camera system produces the most spectacular images I have ever seen. Blacks are rich, deep and velvety, and highlights are surprisingly vibrant. For the first time, the term “high dynamic range” takes on its full meaning. »
A golden cast for Avatar 2
As for the first component, the distribution ofAvatar 2 is impressive to say the least. We find Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in the roles of Jake Sully and Neytiri. At their side, a bunch of bankable actors in Hollywood and in particular Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. And how not to mention Edie Falco, Chloe Coleman, Bailey Bass, Cliff Curtis, Matt Gerald, Jack Champion, or even Britain Dalton.
Avatar 2: towards a hit at the box office?
$2.9 billion in revenue. This is reported in the first part of the saga. Inevitably, all eyes are on this sequel to see if it can break this world record. But first of all, it will be necessary to make the film profitable, which cost a small fortune (we are talking about 400 million dollars excluding marketing costs).
In fact, James Cameron recently confided in an interview: “It’s fucking expensive. This film is the worst example in the history of cinema. It will have to reach the third or fourth best box office in history to be profitable. This is our break-even point. »
The projections are rather optimistic for Avatar 2 which could make 135 million in revenue in the United States for its first weekend of operation, against only 77 million for the first feature film. In total, it would collect 475 million euros at the end of the race at Uncle Sam and in Canada, half as much as the first part. Success at the box office will therefore largely depend on European and Asian audiences.