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the Avatar The sequel, which has taken more than a decade to develop, was by no means easy, with director james cameron sparking the creative process and a curious theory as to why people liked the first one.
Cameron’s penchant for producing ridiculously expensive, blockbuster movies doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, and he was recently tasked with explaining what in particular is what about Avatar that made many go and see it again several times to become the highest grossing film of all time.
speaking to sunday timesCameron says that when they started working on Way of the Water, they went back to the 2010 original and had to “crack the code” to its success. Interestingly, he seems to think that it’s not about his visuals, but about his definitely memorable cast of characters.
“That said, when I sat down with my writers to start Avatar 2I said we can’t do the next one until we understand why the first one worked so well. We need to crack the code of what the hell happened.
Well, all movies work on different levels. The first is surface, which is character, problem and resolution. The second is thematic. What is the movie trying to say? But Avatar also works on a third level, the subconscious. I wrote a full script for the sequel, read it, and realized it didn’t make it to level three. Boom. Start again. That took a year.”
Yes, Cameron seriously believes that the character element of the film was the basis for Avatar, a CGI masterpiece, hits. If you were to ask someone on the street for the names of the characters, you’d get a puzzled look and then maybe someone saying Aang from the anime series. avatar the last airbender.
Audiences are ready to queue for the sequel to the character-driven franchise on December 16, and everyone is eager to find out what’s next for the character of Sam Worthington.