Breaking News

Avatar is returning to theaters to remind you what Avatar is about

Avatar is returning to theaters to remind you what Avatar is about

Avatar: The Way of Water is set to release this December, but it has one big problem: it's a sequel to a film that came out 13 years ago. Meanwhile, most of us can barely remember what happened in last week's episode of She-Hulk — when Avatar 2 hits theaters, there could be a lot of confusion if Vineet, Toruk, RDA, Or start talking about the great Clyde Baudreaux. (One of those things isn't actually in the movie — see if you can guess which one.)

However, James Cameron and crew have come up with a solution: Re-release the first Avatar in theaters. According to a trailer released Tuesday, the 2009 film is returning to theaters for two weeks starting September 23 and will be shown in "all formats," including IMAX, 4K/HDR, and — of course — Includes 3D.

That last point is a big one. Sure, people could watch it at home to capture it before going out to see it new, but almost no one would have the equipment to see it as much as a pair of 3D glasses. was supposed. with his face. With the re-release, you'll be able to have that full experience as it was in 2009 again, without forgetting all the jargon and world-building that went on for over a decade. (Okay, almost perfect experience—you won't "enjoy" hearing "Boom Boom Pow" or "Poker Face" on the radio when you drive home from the theater to write an angry stage post about James Cameron.) "Unpenium" is an actual plot point in a sci-fi movie.)

Coming back to theaters to prepare you for sequels isn't a new phenomenon — I remember attending screenings of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight on the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises, and a few theaters had already seen Marvel movies. was offered. Worked for the same. release. Even James Cameron is no stranger to theatrical entertainment; Titanic has been back in theaters before and is set to do so again next year—though, apparently, it's not because it's getting a sequel. For most movies, though, watching a prequel is a luxury; How complicated Avatar was and how long it's been since it's release seems to need a read this time.

No comments