Avatar: The Way to Water director James Cameron recently criticized streaming services, saying he’s tired of sitting in front of the TV. However, he doesn’t mind that many people will be watching his film at home, either on rental or on Disney+, but he does offer some guidance on how to do it.
Speaking to NPR, Avatar’s director addressed the possibility of many watching the film outside of theaters. “If you watch The Way on Water at home on a decent flat screen TV with a decent sound system and if you sit close enough […]You will have a good experience,” said the director.
But the director is imploring you not to watch Avatar: The Way of Water while looking at your phone. “When you start looking at something on a phone, you kind of miss the point,” he said. “Going to the cinema has less to do with the size of the screen and the perfection of the sound system. And it has more to do with choosing not to do too many things at once.”
Director James Cameron. Image: Shutterstock
So there you have it: a good sound system and a “fairly large” TV are essential, as is paying full attention to the film. Despite the hints, Avatar: The Way to Water is still doing well in theaters, grossing nearly $2 billion and going on to become one of the highestgrossing films of all time.
A third, as yet untitled, Avatar film is scheduled for December 20, 2024. The third film in the franchise will not only introduce new species of Na’vi, but also a new narrator: Lo’ak. Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are also on the way after Avatar 2 became a viable film despite its hefty budget.
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