The Prime Minister isn't known for being tactful.
In an interview with ComicBook.com last week, the director compared the visual effects in "Avatar: The Way of Water" to those in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Is thatThanos? Let's come on. "Give me a break, I'm referring to the main villain of the latest 'Avengers' movies." "You watched this movie?" It isn't close.
He has something to say. I watched "The Way of Water" in 3D for the first time in a long time. You should also see it in theaters and on the biggest screen you can find.
The movie was a breath of fresh air after a year of big budget tentpoles that didn't impress me.
I'm not the only one upset with the state of visual effects.
The Ringer's Daniel Chin wrote that there was a problem with theCompositing. The same month, a VFX artist who has worked on movies for the company wrote an essay accusing them of overworking their houses.
Since there are more superhero movies in theaters in a year than any other franchise, those films are a good place to start. The problems with the movies are a reflection of the state of big budget movies.
When writing that "big-screen awe is vanishingly rare" and that "The Way of Water" "filled an awe-shaped void in my heart", it was obvious that the writer was correct.
A sad state of affairs for the theatrical industry is that few blockbusters leave me blown away at how good they look on the big screen.
Much of the reason "The Way of Water" looks so good is due to the amount of underwater scenes. Instead of filming in front of walls of blue or green screens, he and his crew used underwater motion-capture technology and submerged the cast in a tank.
What's the reason? Maybe that it looks good? In an interview with The New York Times, CAMERON said.
There is a cherry on top. 3D cameras were used to film it. Many movies in the early 2010s were converted to 3D in post-production after the success of "Avatar"
"I think the studios didn't do a good job with 3D after 'Avatar,'" said the director. "Just to save 20% of the authoring cost of the 3D, they went with 3D post-conversion, which takes it out of the hands of the filmmakers on the set and puts it into some post production process that yielded a poor result."
It would be foolish to ignore "The Way of Water" for a home entertainment or Disney+ release.
"Top Gun: Maverick" is a movie that should have been seen in theaters this year.
When I say that "The Way of Water" was made for theaters, I mean it was made in more formats than any other movie being released today. A higher frame rate is supposed to make the effects look better.
Premium formats are the best way to see The Way of Water. The movie made $17 million in the US on Thursday, with most of it coming from 3D and Imax.