Friday, January 13, 2023

Avatar - Way of Water

Friday afternoon, Sharon and I saw Avatar: Way of Water at the Palladio Luxe in Folsom. This is part of our annual odyssey to watch the potential Oscar Best Picture candidates. currently has the film as one of the top ten favorites to win the Best Picture Oscar.

The film is the sequel to Avatar (2009) and the second installment in the Avatar film series. Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald reprise their roles from the original film. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, and Jemaine Clement. In the film, Na'vi Jake Sully (Worthington) and his family, under renewed human threat, seek refuge with the Metkayina clan of Pandora.

Sharon never saw the original. Jack and I saw it at the IMAX in 2009!?!

The film received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the 80th Golden Globe Awards. It was named one of the ten best films of 2022 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute.

I was surprised at how much Sharon liked the film; she gave it an "8". I enjoyed the film; it is visually amazing. I thought that some of the scenes were a little long and overwrought. Sharon wants to go back and watch the first film.

After the movie, we went to dinner at Land Ocean in Folsom. After splitting a Grilled Artichoke [Lemon-basil remoulade], Sharon had Macadamia Nut Crusted Chilean Sea Bass [Coconut jasmine rice, broccolini and soy-ginger glaze] as an entree, while I had Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna [Fresh #1 grade ahi tuna. Sautéed spinach, garlic black rice, roasted corn salsa and avocado mango purée].

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