You can rest easy with ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’: these two James Cameron films show that he is a master of sequels

Both ‘Aliens, the return’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ show the immense talent of the architect of Pandora to raise the ante after two iconic films.

Exactly 13 years later we will return to the world of Avatar with a long-awaited sequel. Avatar: The Sense of Water opens this week in theaters and there is a lot intrigue as to whether it will be able to match the impact of the original filmsomewhat forgotten in time due to the long wait and the lack of more movies or series connected to the world of Pandora.

But there is no need to worry about it, although the second parts are repeated a lot, they were never good. There is a man who has continually questioned that premise and he is the same man who introduced us to the amazing blue alien world. That’s James Cameron, author of two sequels that are among the best in movie history and they’re a good warm-up towards his next big movie.

Let’s ignore for a second the existence of Piranha II: Vampires of the Sea, his first film and first adventure in the sequels, because in that one he was fired in the middle of filming and all creative control was taken from him. After revindicating himself with TerminatorCameron had the great opportunity of his life with aliens, the returna monumental piece of action and science fiction that continues to endure and can be enjoyed in Disney+.

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Following the incredible trail marked by Ridley Scott in the essential first film, Cameron bets big with more xenomorphs and a film that reduces terror and launches more towards war cinema, something that creates the template that he will later develop with Avatar. Its fine parody of military paraphernalia and the dramatic development of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley set the film apart from the previous one, providing the perfect ground for making an independent film that hallucinates for its own virtues.

It was an incredible achievement to make a sequel to a great film by another director. Then it was his turn to make a great sequel to one of his own movies. So he did it with Terminator 2: Judgment Daya ribbon superior to practically all levels to the techno-noir hit of 1984. Here he takes advantage of the change in perception of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a star and tries to do the same for Linda Hamilton.

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The most expensive film in history at the time of shooting it and it still looks like one more than 30 years later. Ambitious and spectacular action throughout, with incredible use of state-of-the-art special effects and also sparing no expense with explosions and stunting vehicles. A still very influential film for directors specializing in action and available on Amazon Prime Video.

Only these two films are already reasons to be calm with Avatar: The Sense of Water. Cameron always knows in which direction to grow the movies, and also find a way to offer something different but just as spectacular. We can expect the same from the return to Pandora and its potential sequels.

You can see aliens, the return in Disney+ Y Terminator 2: Judgment Day in Amazon Prime Video.

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You can rest easy with ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’: these two James Cameron films show that he is a master of sequels