It is indisputable: Avatar: The Way of the Water stands out as one of the most anticipated films of 2022. While it has only been a week since this new opus landed in our dark rooms, James Cameron’s latest project is already breaking all records. At the same time, after 13 years of waiting, it was predictable. But in the face of such success, some cinemas are in very bad shape…
Avatar, too ahead of its time?
Many years after the release ofAvatarJames Cameron finally returns with the second part entitled The way of the water. While the fans had to eat their brakes for almost fifteen years, the deliverance is there.
If the American director feared the reception of the fans, Avatar: The Way of the Water having been very (very very very) expensive, the spectators are there. In just five days of operation, the new film about these big blue men has grossed 434.5 million dollars. This is one of the best starts of this year.
If the first film was ahead of its time in 2009, this is still the case for this new opus. To amaze us, James Cameron did not hesitate to bring out the heavy artillery.
With Avatar: The Way of the Water, the cinematic experience is at its peak thanks to the gratin of existing technologies. This feature film is, in particular, offered in 3D, in the best premium rooms to go even further. Visually and technically speaking, the second part ofAvatar is a marvel.
But the problem with such a technically advanced film… is that some cinemas have trouble keeping up. This is particularly the case in Japan. Indeed, for its launch weekend, Avatar: The Way of the Water experienced some difficulties on the side of the Japanese archipelago.
Thus, some cinemas were unable to broadcast Avatar 2 and had to cancel sessions… To the chagrin of the spectators who were impatiently awaiting this moment! Especially since the cinemas in question did not dwell on the subject. Another cinema chose to show the film in 24 FPS (like the majority of films) instead of 48 FPS. History to circumvent the problem and allow the spectators to benefit, nevertheless, from the film.
These problems with Avatar: The Way of the Water show one thing: Japanese cinemas seem to be behind what is being done today. And when films as advanced as the new opus ofAvatar point the tip of their noses, they are clearly in trouble.