Avatar sequel worth the wait

Olivia Ryan – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Avatar: The Way of Water” is a Sci-fi/Action film that was released last year on December 16, 2022. If you’re one of the few who haven’t seen it yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Since the initial release, the film has had box office receipts of $2.046 billion.

The movie has been number one on the domestic box charts for seven weeks in a row.

Avatar fans have waited 13 years for a sequel. It has been confirmed there will be three more films in the next five years.

Director James Cameron continues the story line of Jake Sully and introduces new characters as well as a whole new world that the forest Navi must learn to navigate.

Cameron was committed to the film’s special effects in order to set it apart from other movies. His attention to detail during the film was immaculate and really made the audience feel as if they were there.

This film had a budget of $250 million.

Cameron said, “The movie needed to hit $2 billion to break even.”

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During the filming of the movie, Cameron worked with Sony to invent a camera that shot in 3D underwater. With this advanced technology and Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI), Cameron was able to create a whole new world.

The original 2009 film was done spectacularly for its time. However, visual-wise, the new installment tops the last movie by 100%.

1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is still effective

Bella Moscone – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – In the film “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), fear is brought to the citizens of Washington D.C. when an alien spaceship abruptly lands in the middle of a crowded field.

Watching this Robert Wise movie, I realized that this message is very much still relevant. Everyday, spacecraft from all over the world are advancing.

Without a doubt we learn new things about what’s in outer space everyday… living or not. For years, perhaps even before the Roswell UFO incident in 1947, it wouldn’t be surprising if people were to believe there were a life more advanced than us in outer space.

In “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” Klaatu  (Michael Rennie) is a different sort of movie alien.  He comes in man form visiting planet Earth in peace and goodwill. American soldiers take action, shooting Klaatu.

Klaatu is then brought to the hospital once military officials realize he isn’t a threat. It is at the hospital Klaatu reveals he has an important message for all nations to hear. A message that if not heard will put planet Earth in jeopardy, being doomed.

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He suggests a meeting which Mr. Harley (Frank Conroy) denies. Mr. Harley believes a meeting with all the nations’ representatives would be impossible due to tension with other countries.

Klaatu takes matter into his own hands, escaping the hospital. He changes his name to Mr. Carpenter and finds himself a place to stay.

He relies on scientist Barnhardt who suggests a light scare to the people of Earth, so he can get his message heard.

The “Spaceman” being on the loose brings no comfort to the people of D.C. and they are on the hunt for Klaatu.

Befriending Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) and her son Bobby (Billy Grey), Klaatu later confides in them as suspicion rises about who Mr. Carpenter really is.

Once Klaatu is caught, Helen attempts to save him by going to his robot friend, Gort, who has to challenge American power to save his colleague.

Movies like this really get your mind to question such things. However the eerie, yet kind message this movie spreads may put your mind at ease on the on the thought there could be aliens.