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Despite Avatar’s record-breaking box office performance, James Cameron criticizes streaming releases: “Enough already with the streaming!”

James Cameron, the director of Avatar: The Way of Water, criticized digital distribution in a recent interview as the film’s global box office revenue approached $2 billion.

Even after several weeks since its premiere, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is still doing well at the box office throughout the world and is getting close to the $2 billion milestone. Within 12 days after its December 16 release, the movie had surpassed $1 billion in box office receipts. James Cameron, the film’s director, has since stated that he is not in the mood to consider the possibility of the movie getting a digital distribution so soon.

James Cameron criticises streaming releases

Avatar The Way of Water director James Cameron addressed the audience’s enthusiasm for going to the theatre to watch a movie on the big screen rather than moving in for a streaming date during an interview with Variety on the Golden Globes red carpet. Avatar The Way of Water was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director, but it lost both awards to Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans. In the same interview, the filmmaker was reminded that the follow-up to his 2009 original has grown to become the seventh-highest-grossing film of all time and is still going strong. The first Avatar and Titanic are only two of the top 10 most successful films ever that James Cameron has also helmed.

In response, James said, “I don’t think of it that way; instead, I think of it more in terms of returning to theatres all over the world. People are returning to the movies. Even in China, where there is a massive COVID surge, they are returning to theatres. As a civilization, we realise that we require this and the associated cinematic experience. Enough already with the streaming! I’m sick of kicking my ass.”

13 years after the 2009 release of the first Avatar movie, James Cameron released Avatar: The Way of Water. The sequel follows Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as they fight to save their children from the Skypeople’s resurgence and Colonel Quaritch’s (Steven Lang) vengeful intentions. The Metkayina, a new aquatic tribe of the Navi, are also introduced in the movie.

The December 16 global release of Avatar: The Way of Water also features Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, and Jemaine Clement. The movie has been made available to watch in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. The saga of the Navi tribes of Pandora will be continued in the Avatar franchise’s upcoming two films, which are already in the planning stages. The National Board of Review and the American Picture Institute have included the science fiction film in their list of the top ten movies to watch in 2022.

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