Avatar: The Way of Water

192 mins
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Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver all return for this sequel to James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster Avatar, joined by... More

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Avatar: The Way of Water is available to stream in... More New Zealand now on YouTube and Google TV and Apple TV Store and Disney+.

Avatar: The Way of Water | Ratings & Reviews

As spectacular as cinema gets, there’s a virtuoso quality to how Cameron layers his large-scale action sequences, making them captivating and wildly entertaining. Despite its flaws, seeing this at the movies is an experience that’s difficult not to love.

"A soggy, twee, trillion-dollar screensaver."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A hugely entertaining follow-up..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"On more than one occasion we’re told that “the way of water has no beginning and no end.” No kidding."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"I can’t say that I cared all that much about its story, its themes, or its characters, but its unimpeachable effects work made it feel like I’d locked eyes with the future."


"A meticulous world-building as astonishing and enveloping as anything we've ever seen on screen..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Cameron’s all-encompassing style has a way of making other blockbusters feel small, vague."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"More compelling as a visceral experience than an emotionally nuanced tale."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"The only part of me that was moved was my eyeballs."


"The Way of Water is the wave of the future, rolling in whether you like it or not."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"Magnificently out-there, endearingly sincere and unlike just about any other modern day blockbuster you’ll see."

Time OutTime Out

"(Feels) like being waterboarded with turquoise cement."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Cameron pulls you down so deep, and sets you so gently adrift, that at times you don’t feel like you’re watching a movie so much as floating in one."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A sometimes surreal, always spectacular sensory hit..."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Borderline corny but visually spectacular."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Like the original, it’s Dances with Wolves in outer space. Only dumber."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"A staggering improvement over the original..."


"A feat of coldly-precise engineering, but not a good movie."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Wildly entertaining..."


"A clear improvement on its predecessor..."


"It’s more of a technological win than... a cinematic or narrative one."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"A phantasmagorical, fully immersive waking dream of a movie in which something impossible is happening on-screen at almost every moment."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The ingenious sequel we’ve been waiting for."

New York PostNew York Post

"If Cameron’s worldbuilding is exhausting, it also has an epic sincerity far from the lazy cash grab of most sequels."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"This sequel is tremendous fun, even bigger and better than the original, but by golly it will test your bladder."

Daily MailDaily Mail


USA TodayUSA Today

"A stunning sequel..."


"A truly dazzling cinematic experience..."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"The Way of Water rekindles the wonder in a way that demands to be seen."


"Overstuffed and exciting..."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"An exhaustingly splendid return..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

Avatar: The Way of Water | Details

Award winner
Best Special Visual Effects, Academy Awards 2023 & BAFTAs 2023
M, Violence
Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Country of origin

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