I'm old enough to have gotten in some trouble on a message board back in the day when I rather politely tried to make the argument that James Cameron's Avatar was really nothing more than 'The Smurfs' for adults. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that its story is essentially little more than a Ferngully: The Last Rainforest knock-off; and, sure, we all should've expected better from Mr. Cameron. Well, those of you who wanted more? You're about to start getting more: this Christmas the first in a seemingly endless series of Avatar sequels -- isn't he planning, like, nine of them or something? -- hits the big screen with the release of Avatar: The Way Of Water.
From what I've read, I guess this trailer dropped at a comic convention recently, and I've also heard it was attached to the latest Marvel opus, Dr. Strange And The Something Something. (Sorry, folks, I don't follow Marvel as closely as most media websites.) Walt Disney has certainly made an investment in Jimmy and his blue folks, and who knows if it'll ever pay off the way the Mouse House originally thought it would. I know their stocks tanked after they went after Florida's attempt to stop the sexualization of children, so I suspect they're looking for some redemption with what looks to now be a Waterworld rip-off. (I kid, I kid: I don't know the story, and those who read here know that I'm a story junkie more than anything else.)
Nah, I wasn't as won over with the first Avatar as were most fanboys. Again, I thought it was visually spectacular, but the story just didn't do anything for me. I'm pretty sure I've only seen it once -- that during its original theatrical run -- and I've never looked back. I can be incredibly fickle that way as I'd rather spend my time exploring strange new worlds in many respects instead of revisiting old ones. I didn't used to be that way, but with age comes wisdom ... so blah, blah, blah.
In any event, the teaser trailer is below. You know what to do about that.