James Cameron has a formula – Titanic meets Avatar

Water has no beginning and no end. The sea connects all things. This is the way of water. In this Avatar: The Way of Water Christian Movie Review, I give you the information you need before viewing this movie with your children.

First, this is a long-awaited sequel. It is an intense movie and fully deserves a PG-13 rating. Since we have waited so long for this movie, we expect it to be a masterpiece. While the movie has some visually stunning visuals, scenery, and amazing underwater sequences, it also has extreme violence, fighting, and death. Can Avatar: The Way of Water live up to the hype of the last 16 years?

Finally, to know how I conduct reviews, you can read my movie review guidelines.

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Avatar The Way of Water Christian Movie Review

Christian Movie Review of Avatar: The Way of Water

Studio Synopsis:

“Avatar: The Way of Water” reaches new heights and explores undiscovered depths as James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in this emotionally-packed action adventure. Set more than a decade after events of the first film, this breathtaking movie launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and the Sully kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

My Synopsis:

The last time we saw the Na’vi was sixteen years ago, in the previous film Avatar 1. The Sky People have left Pandora. Now the Sky People are back. Because of this, the Sully family cannot continue to stay with the Omatikaya clan in the forest.

Sully, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), and their family go to the Metkayina Clan, the Reef People, to seek asylum. However, Jake Sully soon learns that the only way to protect his family is to face their biggest threat head-on.

AVATAR: The Way of Water Christian Review – What Parents Want to Know


One use of the f-word, Additionally, B-tch, son of a b-tch, h-ll, a$s, a$shole, dumba$s, sh-t, d-mn, buttholes, “well I’ll be d-mned,” dipsh-t, g-dd-mn, batsh-t, holy sh-t, b-stards, and d-mnit are some of the language used in this movie. Obviously, the  foul language in this film is extensive. 

Additionally, there is some crude language. For example, one character calls another “penis face.”

The Water Na'vi in Avatar: The Way of Water


When the “Sky People” return, there are flames from the ships which burn the vegetation. Animals run. Ominous music plays as the machinery destroys the land.

The Na’vi destroy a train; there is a crash with a fiery explosion. 

Children are kidnapped. One of them bites a kidnapper.

Villages are burned down, and villagers are tased.

Additionally, there are multiple explosions, and a man has his arm ripped off.

Furthermore, there are intense scenes of hand-to-hand combat.

Spiritual Content:

For our sins in our past life, we have been brought back in the form of our enemy.

A person calls their enemy a demon. Another Na’vi claims the children have “demon blood,” and the term “demon ship” is used.

There is a discussion about Eywa’s heartbeat. Eywa is the deity. 

Cove of the ancestors – the most sacred place. The spirit tree.

“What does the Great Mother want from me?” “Oh, Great mother, help us.”

Furthermore, a reference is made about an animal being more spiritual than us.

Someone says, “She was my spirit sister,” in regards to an animal that is killed. 

Adult Content:

Among young Na’vi, there are discussions about who someone’s father is, “Who do you think knocked her up?”

A person flipped another person off.


A group of teens trick another teen into going to a dangerous area and leave him there.

Positive Content:

This is visually an amazing movie. The creatures that were designed make this film great. The majesty of the Tulkun (whale-like creature), the underwater scenes, and the Sully family make the 3 hours, 15 minutes worth watching.

Furthermore, with the addition of the Reef people, these new characters add more excitement to this latest film.

Tulkun and Na'vi in Avatar 2: The Way of Water

Christian Review of Avatar: Way of Water

My Viewing Recommendations:

First, this is an intense movie with significant language, violence, and the death of a central character. It thoroughly deserves a PG-13 rating. At 3 hours 15 minutes, it is much too long for most children (and adults). 

Next, this movie is similar to the first Avatar movie with the same type of fighting and good guys versus bad guys theme. In addition, because this movie features water, apparently, James Cameron’s Avatar threw in some Titanic elements for good measure. 

Finally, because of the movie’s content, I recommend 14 and up. Be aware that more sensitive young adults may have a more challenging time with this movie’s overall violence and killing. 

About the Movie AVATAR: The Way of Water

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: December 16, 2022

Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Studio: 20th Century Studios

Director: James Cameron

Written by: James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver

Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau

Edited by: Stephen Rivkin, David Brunner, John Refoua, James Cameron

Music by: Simon Frangien 

Produced by: TSG Entertainment II, Lightstorm Entertainment.

Distributed by: 20th Century Studios

Jake Sully talks with his family in Avatar The Way of Water. This is the second Avatar movie and was released into theaters on December 16, 2022.

The Cast of Avatar: The Way of Water

Sam Worthington is Corporal Jake Sully

Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri

Sigourney Weaver as Kiri

Sigourney Weaver as Dr Grace Augustine

Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch

Kate Winslet as Ronal

Michelle Yeoh as Dr. Karina Mogue

Cliff Curtis as Tonowari

Britain Dalton as Lo’ak

Oona Chaplin as Varangian

Jack Champion as Miles Spider Socorro

Bailey Bass as Tsireya

Jamie Flatters as Neteyam

Filip Geljo as Aonung

Jeremey Irwin as young Neteyam 

Edie Falco as General Ardmore

Alicia Vela-Bailey as Zdinarsik

CCH Pounder as Mo’at

Duane Evans, Jr. As Rotxo

Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman

Matt Gerald as Recom Wainfleet

Jermaine Clement as Dr. Ian Gavin

Wes Studi as Eytukan

Brendan Cowell as Captain Mick Scoresby

Trinity Jo-Li Bliss as Tuk 

Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge

Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I watch Avatar: The Way of Water?

Avatar: The Way of Water is streaming on Disney+. Additionally, this movie can be rented or purchased on Amazon Prime and other pay for streaming platforms.

Is Avatar: Way of Water streaming on Disney+? 

Yes, Avatar: Way of Water is streaming on Disney+.

Will AVATAR: The Way of Water stream on Peacock?

No. Avatar: The Way of Water will not stream on Peacock as it is a Disney movie.

How much did it cost to produce Avatar 2: The Way of Water?

The budget is listed as $350 million

Did Avatar: The Way of Water win any awards?

It won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Who is Spider’s father?

Spider’s father is Quaritch. Paz Socorro was Spider’s mother. He was born in 2154 in the first human colony in Pandora (Hell’s Gate). Spider was introduced in a comic book.

What is the highest-grossing film of all time?

The first Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time.

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