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Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Kate Winslet, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, CJ Jones
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Sci-fi fantasy adventure sequel directed and written by James Cameron. Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022) follows Jake Sully and Ney’tiri (Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña), who have now formed a family on the planet of Pandora, and are doing everything to stay together. However, when a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
Our Favorite Quotes:'The way of water has no beginning and no end. The sea is around you and in you. The sea is your home before your birth and after your death. The sea gives and the sea takes. Water connects all things.' (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Jake: The forests of Pandora hold many dangers. But the most dangerous thing about Pandora is that you may grow to love her too much.
Jake: We sing the songcords to remember. Each bead, a story in our life. A bead for the birth of our son. A bead when we adopted our daughter, Kiri. Born of Grace’s avatar. A daughter whose conception was a total mystery. A bead for the first communion with Eywa.
Jake: The People say we live in Eywa, and Eywa lives in us. The Great Mother holds all her children in her heart.
Jake: Happiness is simple. But who would’ve thought a jarhead like me could crack the code?
Neytiri: [in Na’vi] When I met your father, I tried killing him.
Jake: [in Na’vi] It was love at first sight.
Jake: [referring to Spider] He wasn’t part of our family. He was like a stray cat. Just always around. Inseparable from our kids. To Neytiri, he would always be alien. One of them.
Jake: Happiness is simple. Like date night. Time away from the kids.
'The thing about happiness, it can vanish in a heartbeat.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Quaritch: [as he looks at himself in his Na’vi form] Well, ain’t this a b**ch.
Quaritch: [footage of himself when he was alive] You’re a recom now, Colonel, loaded with my memories and my charm. What you won’t remember is my death, because it hasn’t happened yet, and it ain’t going to.
Quaritch: [footage of himself when he was alive] Well, whatever happened, if you’re any clone of mine, you’ll be looking for some payback. And Jake Sully would be at the top of that list. Remember, kid, a Marine can’t be defeated. Oh, you can kill us. But we’ll just regroup in hell. Semper fi.
Quaritch: We are not in Kansas anymore. We are going to Pandora. Now, I know you’re all asking yourselves the same question. Why so blue?
Quaritch: For our sins in our past life, we have been brought back in the form of our enemy. That gives us their size, their strength, their speed. And with our training, that’s a pretty potent mix.
Quaritch: Our mission is to hunt down and kill the leader of the Na’vi insurgency. The one they call Toruk Makto. Jake Sully.
'I got nothing. I got no plan. But I can protect this family. That I can do.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Spider: I’m definitely faster when I’m blue. No, seriously. And the animals respect me more. They don’t think of me as human.
Kiri: Wait. You’re human?
Neytiri: You are very hard on them.
Jake: I’m their father. It’s my job.
Neytiri: This is not a squad. It is a family.
Jake: I thought we’d lost them.
Spider: You know what really sucks though? Is you can breathe the Earth air for hours, and I can only breathe your air for like ten seconds.
Kiri: Yeah, Monkey Boy, that really sucks. For you.
Lo’ak: [referring to Grace before she died] So who do you think knocked her up? Pretty sure it was Norm.
Kiri: You do not deserve to live.
'I know one thing. Wherever we go, this family is our fortress.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Spider: Guys. I mean, sometimes it’s not so great to know who your father was. Whatever. Don’t even remember him.
Lo’ak: No, Spider.
Kiri: Spider. You are not him.
General Ardmore: Earth is dying. Our task here is to tame this frontier. Nothing less than to make Pandora the new home for humanity. But before we can do that, we need to pacify the hostiles.
General Ardmore: Colonel, we believe your Blue Team will be perceived as indigenous and will not trigger the immune response.
Quaritch: And how might we test that hypothesis, General?
General Ardmore: The hard way.
Lo’ak: [to Quaritch, in Na’vi] Sorry, I don’t speak English to buttholes.
Quaritch: Well, I figured they sent you back to Earth.
Spider: They can’t put babies in cryo, dips**t.
'A father protects. It's what gives him meaning.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Neteyam: Dad, I’m a warrior like you. I’m supposed to fight.
Neytiri: Demon! I will kill you as many times as I have to!
Quaritch: I guess you and the Corporal have been pretty busy, haven’t you? Dropped yourself a whole litter of half-breeds.
Neytiri: I cannot. You cannot ask this. I cannot leave my People. I will not.
Jake: [referring to Quaritch] He’s hunting us. He’s targeting our family.
Neytiri: You cannot ask this! The children. Everything they’ve ever known. The forest. This is our home!
Jake: He had our children. He had them under his knife!
Neytiri: My father gave me this bow as he lay dying. And he said protect the People. You’re Toruk Makto!
Jake: This will protect the People!
'Killing, no matter how justified, only brings more killing.' - Tonowari (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Jake: [to Neytiri] If the People harbor us, they will die. Do you understand? Look, I got nothing. I got no plan. But I can protect this family. That I can do.
Quaritch: [to Spider] Kid, you got heart. Those science pukes leaned on you pretty hard. But you gave them nothing. I respect that.
Quaritch: [to Spider] I’m not that man. But I do have his memories. Enough to know that, well, he wasn’t always the best father. But that’s not an apology. I’m not your father. Technically, you and I, we’re nothing to each other. But I can help you. I can get you out of here. I’m not going to ask you to betray Jake Sully. I know you’d never do that. You’re loyal, and I admire loyalty. Just ride along.
'Saving their lives, that's all that matters. Saving your family.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Jake: This is like stones in my heart. Tarsem is wise for his years. He will be a strong Olo’eyktan. The leader must die. So the leader can be born. Toruk Makto will disappear. The People will be safe.
Jake: One life ends. Another begins.
Tonowari: Why do you come to us, Jakesully?
Jake: We seek uturu.
Jake: Yes, sanctuary for my family.
'Sullys stick together. It was our greatest weakness, and our great strength.' - Jake (Avatar: The Way of Water) Click To Tweet
Tonowari: We are Reef People. You are Forest People. Your skills will mean nothing here.
Jake: Well, we will learn your ways.
Jake: Look, I was born of the Sky People, and now I am Na’vi. Alright? You can adapt. We will adapt.
Tonowari: But we Metkayina are not at war. We cannot let you bring your war here.
Jake: I’m done with war. Okay? I just want to keep my family safe.
Neytiri: Uturu has been asked.
Tonowari: Toruk Makto and his family will stay with us. Treat them as our brothers and sisters. Now, they do not know the sea. So they will be like babies taking their first breath. Teach them our ways, so they do not suffer the shame of being useless.
Jake: Tuk, this is our home now. Now we’re going to get through this. We’re going to get through this if we have each other’s backs. Alright?
Neytiri: What does your father always say?
Neteyam, Lo’ak: Sullys stick together.
Aonung: [to the Sully children] You are not good divers. Maybe good at swinging through trees, but…
Quaritch: Jake Sully’s gone to ground. Don’t matter. Wherever he is, we’ll find him, and his bats**t crazy wife too. To do so, we go Na’vi. Full tilt, all the way. That means we eat Na’vi. We ride Na’vi. Think Na’vi.
Quaritch: [in Na’vi] And that starts with speaking the language.
Spider: [in Na’vi] You call that speaking the language? You sound like a three year-old!
Aonung: If you want to live here, you have to ride.
Tsireya: Breathe in. And breathe out. Imagine flickering a flame. You must slow down your heartbeat.
Tsireya: The way of water has no beginning and no end. The sea is around you and in you. The sea is your home before your birth and after your death. Our hearts beat in the womb of the world. Our breath burns in the shadows of the deep. The sea gives, and the sea takes. Water connects all things. Life to death. Darkness to light.
Lo’ak: [to Aonung] I know this hand is funny. Look, I’m a freak. An alien. But it can do something really cool. Watch. First, I ball it up real tight like this. Okay? Then… It’s called a punch, b**ch!
Jake: So what did the other guys look like?
Jake: That’s good.
Neteyam: A lot worse.
Kiri: Why can’t I just be like everyone else?
Lo’ak: [to Payakan] You’re a Tulkun. You saved my life. Thank you. Thank you. Buddy, I have no idea what you just said. They hurt you, didn’t they?
Kiri: I feel her, Dad.
Jake: You feel who?
Kiri: Eywa. I hear her breathing. I hear her heartbeat. She’s so close. She’s just there, like a word about to be spoken.
Kiri: I know you think I’m crazy.
Jake: You’re not crazy, baby girl. So what does Eywa’s heartbeat sound like?
Neytiri: I pray for the strength that I will not pluck the eyeballs out of my youngest son!
Jake: Any more trouble, I jerk a knot in your tail. You read me?
Lo’ak: Yes, sir.
Aonung: Why did you speak for me?
Lo’ak: Because I know what it’s like to be one big disappointment.
Aonung: [referring to Payakan] No, he’s no killer.
Tsireya: Lo’ak, you are lucky to be alive.
Lo’ak: I’m telling you guys. He saved my life. He’s my friend.
Neteyam: My baby bro! The Mighty Warrior who faced the killer Tulkun, and lived to tell about it, huh?
Kiri: Why am I different? What does the Great Mother want from me? Who was my father?
Norm: [after stating that Kiri has epilepsy] Plugging into the Spirit Tree is some sort of a trigger. You definitely can’t let her do that anymore.
Jake: What? Ever?
Max Patel: Jake. If she seizes underwater again, it could kill her.
Quaritch: [referring to Jake] This is our guy. You give me ships and aircraft, I’ll bring you back his scalp.
Quaritch: You Scoresby?
Quaritch: Uh-huh. Are you the a**hole who’s commandeering my ship?
Quaritch: That would be me.
Quaritch: I’ll be nice once. Then I won’t.
Scoresby: Well, if you can’t get out of it, get into it!
Jake: It was a time for stories. Of their season apart. Of deaths and births. Of old friends and new loves.
Spider: These are Sea People. Forest People don’t come here.
Quaritch: No. I ain’t buying that.
Quaritch: You make it real clear to him. He doesn’t give up Sully, we kill the Tsahik.
Spider: No, I’m not doing that.
Quaritch: Is that right?
Spider: I’m not going to be a part of this!
Neytiri: [referring to Quaritch] We must hunt this demon. Trap him. Kill him.
Jake: We got to be smart. If we hit Quaritch, they’re going to know where we are, and they’re going to come here with everything they’ve got.
Neytiri: Then what is our plan?
Quaritch: This s**t ain’t working.
Recom Wainfleet: No, they’re stonewalling us.
Quaritch: If we turn up the heat, he’s just going to keep running. We got to draw him out.
Dr. Garvin: Respectfully, sir, you do not understand the kinship bonds between the Tulkun and the ocean Na’vi. It would be like murdering a member of their family.
Scoresby: If we start hunting here, the hostiles will come after us.
Quaritch: Exactly. One hostile in particular.
Lo’ak: [to Payakan] I know how you feel. I feel all alone too. Tell me. Why are you outcast?
Ronal: [to Tsireya, referring to Lo’ak and Payakan] You allowed this. You allowed him to bond with the outcast!
Tonowari: Hear my words, boy. In the days of the First Songs, Tulkun fought amongst themselves, for territory, and for revenge. But they came to believe that killing, no matter how justified, only brings more killing. So all killing was forbidden. This is the Tulkun Way. Payakan is a killer. So, he is outcast.
Lo’ak: I’m sorry, sir. But you’re wrong.
Lo’ak: [referring to Payakan] He’s not a killer.
Tsireya: No, Lo’ak. By the Tulkun Way, he is. He bears those deaths.
Lo’ak: Does he have to pay for it for the rest of his life? He knows what he did was wrong, and he would never do it again.
Lo’ak: The whole clan hates me. Demon blood. Alien. That’s all they see.
Tsireya: I See you. You are Brother of Tulkun. You are one of us now.
Scoresby: [to Quaritch] Hold on to your ponytail, Colonel!
Dr. Garvin: [referring to the Tulkuns] These are highly intelligent beings. Probably smarter than us.
Scoresby: Not smarter than me.
Dr. Garvin: That is setting the bar very low.
Scoresby: Hey, I’m the one with the harpoon.
Scoresby: [referring to Amrita] Bad luck for the big guys. This stuff just happens to stop human aging. Like stops it. Ounce for ounce the single most valuable substance known to man. This little vial here is worth like, eighty million.
Scoresby: I charge extra for being used as bait.
Tonowari: This war has come to us. We knew about this hunting of our Tulkun people. But it was over the horizon, far away. Now it is here!
Jake: You got to understand how the Sky People think. They don’t care about the Great Balance.
Jake: The Sky People are not going to stop. This is only the beginning. You got to tell your Tulkun to leave. You got to tell them to go far away!
Ronal: Leave? You live among us, and you learn nothing!
Jake: If you attack, if you fight, then they will destroy you! They will destroy everything that you love.
Jake: You tell the Tulkun that if they’re hit by one of these, they’re marked for death. And call for me, I’ll silence it. Saving their lives, that’s all that matters. Right? Saving your family.
Neytiri: I will not stand and do nothing!
Jake: It’s a trap. They want us to hit back. They’re not hunting Tulkun. They’re hunting us.
Lo’ak: [referring to Payakan] He’s outcast. There’s nobody to warn him but me.
Neteyam: Bro, why do you always have to make things so hard?
Lo’ak: No. You mean why can’t I be the perfect son like you? The perfect little soldier. Well, I’m not you! Okay? I’m not you. He’s my brother. I’m going.
Neteyam: Oh, he’s your brother? No, I’m your brother.
Quaritch: Jake, tell your friends to stand down. You want your kids back, you come out alone. You know better than to test my resolve.
Quaritch: I took you under my wing, Jake. You betrayed me. You killed your own. Good men. Good women. I will not hesitate to execute your kid.
Tonowari: They are killers of Tulkun. They must die. Here. Today.
Jake: It’s me that they want. That’s what all this has been about, alright? The hunting of our Tulkun. The taking of our kids.
Ronal: You brought this upon us! You!
Jake: Well, then it’s me that has to do this.
Scoresby: Somebody, shoot something!
Dr. Garvin: I thought you were the intelligent species here, Scoresby.
Scoresby: Shut your cakehole, Garvin.
Recom Wainfleet: Let’s go, buttercup. Get up.
Kiri: I’m not your buttercup, perv!
Tuk: I can’t believe I’m tied up again!
Neteyam: [after he’s been shot by Quaritch] I want to go home.
Jake: I know. I know. It’s okay. We’re going home. We’re going home.
[after which Neteyam dies]
Jake: [to Neytiri] They have our daughters. I need you with me. And I need you to be strong. Right now. Strong heart. Strong heart. Let’s go get our daughters.
Lo’ak: Dad, I want to go with you.
Jake: You’ve done enough.
Quaritch: [to Jake] This ship is going down and your girls with it. Your boy didn’t have to die. You brought that on yourself. You thought you could keep your family safe, but you can’t. Only one way to keep them safe. So let’s get this over with before you lose another kid.
Quaritch: You already lost one kid today. You really want to lose another? Do not test me!
Kiri: Just kill him, Dad!
Neytiri: [as she’s holding Spider at knife point] Release. Or I cut.
Quaritch: What, you think I care about some kid? He’s not mine. We’re not even the same species.
Kiri: [referring to Spider] Mom, don’t kill him.
Neytiri: A son for a son.
Quaritch: [to Neytiri] I owe you a death.
Quaritch: You’re not leaving, are you, Jake? Knowing I’m out there. Knowing that I’ll never stop. I’m coming for you. And when I do, I’ll kill your whole family.
Jake: Then let’s get it done.
Lo’ak: I’m sorry, sir. I’m sorry about Neteyam. It’s all my fault.
Jake: Just focus. Focus on now.
Lo’ak: I can’t lose you too, Dad.
Lo’ak: The way of water has no beginning and no end. The sea is around you and in you. The sea is your home before your birth and after your death. The sea gives, and the sea takes. Water connects all things. Life to death. Darkness to light.
Jake: [to Lo’ak] I See you, son.
Jake: Sullys stick together. It was our greatest weakness, and our great strength.
Jake: Every songcord must have a last bead. A father protects. It’s what gives him meaning.
Jake: The People say that all energy is only borrowed. And one day you have to give it back. Eywa holds all her children in her heart. Nothing is ever lost.
Jake: My family and I, we’ll move on tomorrow. Far away from here.
Tonowari: Your son lies with our ancestors. You are Metkayina now.
Jake: And there it was. We are Sea People now. This is our home.
Neteyam: [as Jake is seeing Neteyam through memories] What is it, Dad? Why are you crying?
Jake: I’m just happy to see you, boy.
Neteyam: I’m happy to see you too.
Jake: I see now. I can’t save my family by running. This is our home. This is our fortress. This is where we make our stand.