The story in The Way of Water is not new it revolves around a powerful enemy attempting to remove valuable elements from Pandora through a process that will disturb the intimate relationship all living entities have with each other on the planet. The script is almost not important as we see the most beautiful perfect technical effects which meld the military characters with the Na’vi who are intimately connected with all other living creatures, plants, trees and animals in their world.
Usually I find that a film that allows the special effects to dominate does not bring anything more than scenes of destruction and or action that are interesting but not truly creative. Here the splendor of the place created on the screen is larger than the script, it is so well done it works perfectly.
The relationship between the elements on Pandora connect both actually and at impressive levels that speak for the preservation of the status quo they even allow us to reach into the emotion and dexterity of the Na’vi who are living on Pandora. Who would expect a connection between a human like creature connecting with seagrass could be emotional.
The Way of The Water is what we should expect from the XD and 3D screen, over the top scenes and a beyond reality that looks real.
There is plenty of room for traditional drama and comedy on the screen, but the story and presentation in Way of The Water is the best cinema available at the movies today.