It is spectacular! And seeing, and hearing, the movie in Dolby Vision 3D is extra fantastic!
We saw the movie on opening night, and it was an amazing experience. After all these years! And after reliving Avatar through Pandora – The World of Avatar in Walt Disney World, multiple times, and of course the movie reminded me of the ride, and vice versa, that is the whole point! It just proves that the imagineers at Disney Parks did their job perfectly.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their 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.
I saw the movie with my co-writer and partner in crime, Jen Stein from the Amsterdam News, here are her words of wisdom:
Avatar: The Way of Water, directed by James Cameron, is meant to be seen in a Dolby Cinema. To truly appreciate the depth of the colors, the sound effects, and action, one should view the film in Dolby Vision 3D and hear sounds come alive with Dolby Atmos. This picture is a little over 3 hours long but seems to fly by due to the engaging storyline, constant action, and relatable themes. Family, protecting family, good vs evil, and belonging all are focused on. The killer cast, which includes, Edie Falco, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Worthington, make us believe in the Na’vi and Pandora.
The underwater world that was created for this movie needs to be heard with Dolby Atmos and seen by Dolby Vision 3D to get the full experience. The colors are mesmerizing while the sounds of the ocean and water seem like you are on a beach or are in the water yourself. The marine life is magical and moving. It appears so very real. Creatures leap off the screen and make your heart race.
The Dolby audio brings the action to you. Bullets sound like they are whizzing by you and fighting could be in front of you. The heightened clear sound puts you in the middle of the action. Each laugh, cry, and scream hits you due to the quality of the sound.
I concur with Jen and will add that the Dolby 3D experience was amazing. I jumped twice and yelled out once, I thought I was in the scene! I also loved all of the scenes with the sea people, every minute was stunning, from their grace in the water to the sea creatures they lived and worked with, to where they lived. The ending scenes did give off a Poseidon Adventure vibe, but I can excuse that because over the movie was pretty amazing!
Go see Avatar: The Way of Water at a Dolby Theater with family members over 7+. It is an exceptional movie experience. It offers an awesome visual experience and is open now! Buy tickets now!!
We are all Avatar!
Celeb pic with Ms. Edie Falco!
Dolby Explained, why Dolby Cinema offers guests the best movie-going experience!
It unlocks the emotional impact of every film, allowing you to see subtle details and ultra vivid colors (courtesy of Dolby Vision) and hear sounds come alive all around you (thanks to Dolby Atmos). This screening will be presented in Dolby Vision 3D, which offers a 3D experience like no other with unmatched picture quality, incredible brightness, vibrant colors and exceptional 3D separation and accuracy.
So, what does all of that mean for this screening of Avatar: The Way of Water? When you put on your Dolby 3D glasses, you can expect an experience so lifelike you’ll feel like you’re in Pandora. Underwater scenes are especially breathtaking, as beautiful sea plants pop on screen and iridescent fauna illuminate the depths of the ocean. And with Dolby Atmos, you’ll feel right at the center of it all as you hear thunderous helicopter crashes overhead and feel surrounded by the sounds of dragon-like predators.
Like I said, I jumped twice, and yelped once. I forgot which planet I was on thanks to Dolby Cinema!