The director of “Avatar: The Way of Water” confessed that he tried to make a change in his latest film.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” (“Avatar: the way of water” in Spanish) has a duration of more than three hours, but, believe it or not, James Cameron cut 10 minutes of the film. The director of titles like “Titanic” took 13 years to launch the sequel to the story on Pandora, where the struggle for the planet’s resources continues.

On this occasion, the second installment of “Avatar” focuses on the return of humans to the satellite and the flight of the Sully family to the maritime areas along with a new Na’vi tribe known as the Metkayina.

One of the positive aspects of the film is its incredible special effects in both the action sequences and the nature of Pandora. Given the change in location, now you can see more of the wildlife in the sea.

Recently, the director James Cameron, confessed that, initially, there were 9 hours of tape that were cut to introduce the visual effects. However, there were 10 minutes worked in detail that were also cut before its theatrical release. Here we will tell you what these scenes consisted of and why they were deleted.

Before you continue, check out the trailer for “Avatar: The Way of Water” here.


Recently, James Cameron commented that he cut 10 minutes from the movie “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which means that it was originally 3 hours and 22 minutes long. This fragment consisted entirely of action scenes, which in themselves abound in the “looooong” film.

In an interview with Esquire Middle East, the filmmaker explained that he decided to remove this portion, to reduce the violence shown on the screen. Despite being an action movie, he wanted to create a balance between the environmental conflict and the battles.

“I actually cut about 10 minutes out of the film to focus on the shooting action. I wanted to get rid of something ugly, to find a balance between light and dark. You must have conflict, of course. Violence and action are the same, depending on how you look at it. This is the dilemma of every action filmmaker, and I am known as an action filmmaker,” Cameron, 68, explained.

Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch in “Avatar: The Way of Water”


The search for this balance does not come only from making an attractive film, but the social context, especially the American one, greatly influenced his decision. Within the interview, James Cameron shocked everyone by confessing that, in retrospect, he would not have liked to make titles like “Terminator” in the same way, in which the use of weapons is glorified.

“Remembering some movies I’ve done, I don’t know if I’d like to do them now. I don’t know if I’d like to fetishize guns, like I did on a couple of “Terminator” tapes over 30 years ago, in our world today, what’s happening with guns in our society makes me sick to my stomach.”

However, he would not abandon these projects completely, but would try to give the plot a twist, in which he reflects more on other aspects. He also broke the news that a “reboot” of the Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise is being discussed.

“If I were to do another ‘Terminator’ movie and maybe try to launch that saga again, which is up for discussion but nothing has been decided, I would do it much more on the artificial intelligence side than the bad robots that They go crazy,” he added.

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