‘Avatar: The Method of Water’ Ending Defined, Unanswered Questions

Avatar: The Method of Water got here to theaters on Friday, 13 years after the blockbuster unique wowed moviegoers with unimaginable 3D visuals. Director James Cameron returns to create extra adventures on the luxurious world of Pandora, together with unique stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña again as Na’vi heroes Jake Sully and Neytiri.

“The parental anguish and the participating journeys of the younger characters give The Method of Water emotional heft,” CNET’s Richard Trenholm stated in his overview. “The sci-fi motion is cathartic and thrilling, the environmental message is irresistible, and the visuals are simply unimaginable.”

The film’s Disney Plus launch date hasn’t been introduced but, however the first film is offered there if you would like a visit to Pandora proper now.

Jake Sully and Neytiri’s household are key to the sequel’s ending, after the colonialist people of the Assets Improvement Administration, or RDA, return to Pandora and wreak havoc on the world’s native life as they search a alternative for the dying Earth. In addition they launch a hunt for the treacherous human-turned-Na’vi Sully, main us to the film’s remaining battle. 

It takes place 15 years after the unique, and there is tons to digest, since this film flings loads of terminology and occasions at you in its three-hour-and-17-minute runtime (and no, it does not have a post-credits scene). Let’s dive into the Avatar sequel’s stunning blue SPOILER waters.

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The following era

Having been killed by Neytiri within the first film, Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) and a bunch of his Marine goons have been resurrected in Na’vi our bodies with a backup of their human counterparts’ recollections. The clone Quaritch was shocked to study that Miles “Spider” Socorro (Jack Champion), a human who’s grown up with Sully and Neytiri’s youngsters, was the son he deserted in his previous life.

Having been tasked with slaying Sully for the RDA, Quatrich makes use of Spider to study the Na’vi methods and hunt his prey, however he clearly grows keen on the teenager regardless of his claims of indifference. Methinks the Na’vi doth protest an excessive amount of.

Colonel Miles Quaritch's Na'vi clone watches a video message from his human self in Avatar: The Way of Water

The Na’vi Colonel Miles Quaritch has a extra emotional storyline than his human self.


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The late RDA scientist Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) acted as bridge between the people and Na’vi, along with spearheading the avatar mission that allowed Sully to grow to be one of many blue aliens. We uncover that her avatar was pregnant when she died, and gave start to Kiri (additionally Sigourney Weaver, who’s amazingly convincing as a youngster). She was adopted by Sully and Neytiri, is a youngster by the point of the sequel and has some type of particular reference to Na’vi deity Eywa.

Together with these two adopted youngsters, Sully and Neytiri have three kids of their very own, oldest son Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), youthful boy Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) and 8-year-old daughter Tuk (Trinity Jo-Li Bliss). 

Lo'ak pets the whale-like Payakan while sitting on his fin in Avatar: The Way of Water

Lo’ak’s bond with Payakan takes up a bit of the film’s working time however in the end helps the Na’vi win the day.


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Fleeing from Quaritch, Sully, Neytiri and their youngsters take refuge with the Metkayina clan, a bunch of cool-looking oceanic Na’vi, and attempt to study their seafaring methods. Lo’ak additionally befriends Payakan, an outcast tulkun (supersmart whalelike sea creatures beloved by the Metkayina). 

Demise within the household

Neteyam — who certain looks as if Sully’s favourite child — is fatally shot within the first confrontation of the ultimate battle, which takes place on a marine searching vessel that is been commandeered by Quatrich. His household mourns briefly however leaves to confront their adversary one final time.

Kiri and Tuk handle to get themselves captured once more, with Quatrich holding a knife to Kiri’s throat as Sully confronts him. Sneaky Neytiri provides the villain a style of his personal drugs by threatening Spider. Quatrich briefly pretends to not care about his sorta son, however in the end relents and lets Kiri go.

Sully stares intently in Avatar: The Way of Water

Seems Sully was itching for a rematch along with his nemesis.


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This leaves Sully and Quatrich to have an intense one-on-one confrontation because the ship sinks (it even rears up just like the Titanic). Kiri and Spider handle to flee into the water, whereas Neytiri and Tuk attempt to escape by the bowels of the vessel earlier than discovering themselves trapped.

It is a shut name, however Sully manages to defeat Quatrich of their nasty underwater battle and leaves him for lifeless. Sully escapes with the assistance of Lo’ak and the respiration approach he realized with Metkayina, with tulkun pal Payakan becoming a member of for the ultimate stretch.

Kiri makes use of her reference to Eywa to create a path of bioluminescent fish for Neytiri and Tuk, permitting them to swim to security.

A young man grins in a breathing mask surrounded by blue aliens in sci-fi sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.

Spider saves his father’s life, however does not persist with him.


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Spider makes the morally first rate however logically questionable choice to avoid wasting the unconscious Quatrich earlier than he drowns. The baddie flies off on his ikran as a result of he has to return in a sequel, whereas Spider returns to his Na’vi household. Character growth for everyone.

Saying goodbye

After the battle, Sully and Neytiri lay their misplaced son Neteyam to relaxation within the ocean. His physique is embraced by the algae, hinting that he is returning to Eywa. On account of their loss, the household can be accepted by the ocean-dwelling Metkayina clan as their very own.

Neytiri reaches out to touch Sully's arm in Avatar: The Way of Water

Our heroes endure a heartbreaking loss.


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Sully and Neytiri go to the Cave of the Ancestors and hook up with the Metkayina’s religious tree, permitting them to commune with Eywa. It permits them to see Neteyam, who fluctuates between his teenage self and a toddler as he talks to Sully. It means that the being they encountered is a mix of Neteyam’s religious vitality and his mother and father’ recollections of him.

Sully accepts they can not hold working from the human invaders — they must battle. I suppose that’ll occur in Avatars 3, 4 and 5 (scheduled to return out in 2024, 2026 and 2028). The ultimate shot sees Sully opening his eyes, mirroring the tip of the primary film.

Is there a post-credits tease?

You needn’t sit by Avatar: The Method of Water’s lengthy credit sequence for a touch in regards to the third film, it does not have a mid- or post-credits scene. There are stunning interpretations of some imagery from the film within the preliminary credit sequence although, so it is price sticking round for that. 

You may also need to go to the toilet or get some contemporary air after sitting for greater than three hours.

Kiri smiles as she looks down at her late mother's submerged body in Avatar: The Way of Water

Kiri’s mysterious hyperlink to her late mom seems to have given her particular skills.


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Unanswered questions

  • What is the cope with Kiri? She has a seizure when she connects with Grace by the tree — seemingly as a result of she and her late mom share the identical soul or one thing — however appears to have a deeper reference to Pandora’s natural world than different Na’vi.
  • Did Spider let Sully and Neytiri know that he saved their homicidal nemesis? It is seemingly that Quaritch will develop vastly in additional sequels, since he is developed a bond along with his son and is adopting a few of the Na’vi methods.
  • Why was the introduction of the miracle substance that may halt human growing old so informal? It is far more intriguing than unobtanium, the dear mineral the RDA was looking for within the first film.
  • What occurred to Ian Garvin (Jemaine Clement), the marine biologist who appeared sympathetic to the Pandoran natives, after the whaling vessel was destroyed? He appeared like a possible ally for the Na’vi.
  • Why will we see so little of the human invaders? Basic Frances Ardmore (Edie Falco) is fairly intense however is mainly forgotten after giving Quaritch his mission. She additionally reveals up in prequel comic Higher Ground, which is predicated on Cameron’s first draft for the sequel, and divulges extra of the occasions between motion pictures.
  • What’s Earth like on this universe now? We get solely a glimpse of it within the first film, but it surely should be fairly dangerous, because the RDA is making an attempt to make Pandora a brand new residence for humanity.