You Don’t Have to Suffer Through Avatar: The Way of Water. Just Don’t.

For three whole hours, Avatar: The Way of Water evokes Important Issues — imperialism, colonialism, racism, sexism, ransacking the environment for commodifiable resources — in the silliest, shallowest way possible.

This review is a tad savage, a real mauling, but no doubt it is correct. For me, since I enjoy Hollywood shlock (sometimes) I will watch when it reaches streaming on the net, and after the price starts down. We reviewed the Star Wars legacy in similar terms: visual effects start to override basic issues of plot, dialogue and a kind of lazy confidence second rate art will make big bucks. Your move.

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‘The Rings Of Power’ Season 1 Review: Amazon’s Arrogant Betrayal Of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’

I was unable to finish watching the first season, standing back baffled at the strange production, which this review apparently exposes….Amazon’s attempt to adapt Tolkien’s Second Age was reckless, amateurish and arrogant. The result was neither good Tolkien nor good fantasy nor good storytelling. An adaptation fit only for those with little knowledge of either the source or of what makes good stories tick.

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