The cinematic masterpiece has been praised for its visual genius and breathtaking scenery, and it’s available to rent this week on Virgin Media Store
By Kat Romero, Writer
The first Avatar film broke boundaries for its spectacular visual effects and became one of the highest-grossing films of all time. And the sequel Avatar: The Way Of Water made a triumphant return to cinemas last year, scooping the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
The original film ended with human marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) turning his back on his fellow colonisers on the moon of Pandora and transferring his consciousness into a Na’vi body.
A sequel to James Cameron’s cinematic masterpiece was announced just a year later, but fans had to wait 13 years for the follow up to hit cinema screens. Check out the trailer below.
As you can see, it’s all been worth the wait. The sequel follows Jake and his life mate Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) as they battle with the challenges of parenthood and raising a family together. They have three children and have also adopted the teenage Kiri (voiced by Sigourney Weaver), who was born from the first avatar of Dr Grace Augustine, and a human boy named Miles.
Peace and harmony within their family is short-lived as humans once again invade in the hope of colonising Pandora. The Earth is no longer habitable for humans and Pandora is also home to a new, extremely rare and expensive substance. Plus, the humans still clearly hold a bitter grudge against Jake for betraying them.
In a desperate bid to survive, Jake and the family escape and seek refuge with the water-dwelling Metkayina, before an almighty war breaks out.
Directed by legendary filmmaker James Cameron, it’s a cinematic treat that’s sure to blow you away. The aquatic imagery is simply breathtaking and the whole production is a truly immersive experience.
As well as scooping the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, it was also nominated for Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Picture.
Enjoy the adventure and immerse yourself in the magical world of Pandora from the comfort of your own sofa.
You can rent Avatar: The Way Of Water (Cert 12) from Monday 26 June on Virgin Media Store for just £4.99. If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies. If you have Virgin TV 360 box or Stream, go to Box Sets & Movies > Store.
Thanks to Virgin Media Store, you can see the biggest releases in your own home with a couple of clicks. Watch whatever you fancy, whenever! Simply search for a title, or browse by category such as Out This Week, Best Sellers or Collections.
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It’s the place where you can buy the latest and greatest movies and TV Box Sets, yours to watch again and again, at home or on the go. Sign up now at virginmediastore.com, and go to On Demand > Movies to choose from hundreds of films and TV Box Sets and start watching instantly.
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If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies. If you have Virgin TV 360 box, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.
Search for a title, or browse by category such as Out This Week, Best Sellers or Collections. Once you’ve found the movie you want to rent, select Watch now to start watching instantly. Then, sit back and enjoy! You’ll have up to 48 hours to finish watching your film.
Virgin Media Store: Separate terms and conditions apply to the Virgin Media Store service. Purchases must be made on the website or set top box. Virgin TV subscription and our latest Virgin TV V6 box required to buy and watch via set top box – Store is not available on other boxes. Compatible device & browser required. Max 5 registered devices. Max 2 devices can stream content simultaneously. Stream and download in UK only.
Virgin Movies On Demand: Virgin Movies On Demand movies are pay by title. Once rented, content available for 48 hours.
Image credits: Avatar: The Way Of Water © 2023 20th Century Studios.