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Fans Mesmerized with the VFX of Avatar: The Way of Water: Would It Set the New Benchmark for Films?

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Recently released official trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has got fans awestricken with its stunning cinematography and visual effects. The long overdue sequel of the blockbuster film boasts state-of-the-art technology for its underwater scenes, the most prominent part of the movie.

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Image from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

As the title suggests, many essential scenes will take place in the waters of Pandora. Actors reprising their roles include Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Lang. Newcomer Kate Winslet impresses the cast with her record-breaking longest breath-hold underwater.

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Avatar 2 Promises A Movie Experience Fans Have Never Seen Before

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Image from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

There is still so much mystery around the film’s plot, although it is clear that the production crew and artists will showcase something that has never been seen before. Wētā FX is known for their works in the first Avatar movie, as well as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and they will strive harder this time to outdo their own record.

The groundbreaking visuals of Avatar: The Way of Water promises a life-like effect on the screen, setting the bar so high for CGI-produced films. Cameron’s eye for detail and aim for perfection will helm the most immersive movie the audience will ever see. As Stephen Lang hinted in an interview with ComicBook, “I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve seen Avatar. It’s pretty out there, it’s beautiful.”

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Everything We Know About Avatar 2’s Visual Effects

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Avatar: The Way of Water behind-the-scenes

While this is a CGI-produced movie, most scenes were shot in water. Cameron and the team created a new type of mocap technology for underwater scenes, and actors were trained to hold their breaths for as long as they could. For some scenes, actors were suspended on air and the special effects will be added later on. Still, nothing compares to real underwater filming.

The impressions received by the sequel film from the trailer alone already signal high anticipation and box office success. The franchise has been hailed for its breathtaking cinematic style, and the upgrade for the second installment is expected to blow everyone’s minds.

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Image from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

Indeed, many companies will follow suit and try to imitate or reach this level of filmmaking. If this is going to be the standard for modern films, studios are going to need loads of fortunes, and they have to secure the guarantee of commercial success. This is also going to be a challenge for huge franchises such as Marvel Studios, DC Studios, and other household names in the moviemaking industry.

Source: ScreenRant

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.