It has been 13 years since James Cameron’s “Avatar” hit theaters, shattering box office records and ushering in a 3-D craze that (thankfully) has died off. The story of “Avatar” was essentially an overly preachy “Dances with Wolves” rip-off. But technically the movie was an eye-popping wonder and unlike anything moviegoers had ever seen. And it utilized 3-D in a way that no other movie after it could ever do.
Following numerous delays, many were wondering if the rumored “Avatar” sequel would ever see the light of day. Well, it most certainly is and we actually have the first teaser. There’s not much there in terms of story. We do know it’s set a decade after the first film and it revolves around Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) protecting their family from a new evil on Pandora. But this teaser is all about the visuals and it looks stunning. You could say it looks more like a PC graphics card demo than an actual movie. But I’m sure we’ll see more soon.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” hits theaters December 16th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.