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Explanation of the end of Avatar: The Way of Water | Digital Trends Spanish


After a long wait of 13 years, the sequel to Avatar by James Cameron It’s finally out in theaters, and it was well worth the wait. Taking place over a decade after the original film, Jake Sully continues to fight the RDA on Pandora as a member of the alien Na’vi. He and his partner, Neytir, have started their family: they have two sons, Neteyam and Lo’ak; a daughter, Tuk; an adoptive daughter, Kiri; and an adopted human son, “Spider” (so yeah, they’ve been busy parents).

While the many years of waiting may have seen audiences’ enthusiasm for the sequel wane, this new film is sure to bring them all back to Pandora with groundbreaking visuals, more world building, and a heartfelt story that sets up an epic future for the film. franchise. There’s so much packed into the movie’s whopping 192-minute runtime, and it just sets the stage for a much bigger story by the time it’s all over.

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While the Na’vi have had many peaceful years on Pandora, everything changes when the RDA returns to Pandora and drives them from their forest home and into the Hallelujah Mountains. Fighting with the invading army is Colonel Miles Quaritch, the human who led the RDA’s mining of Pandora and humanity’s war with the Na’vi. Although he had died in the first film, the RDA took a copy of Quaritch’s memories from before his death and implanted them into an avatar known as a Recombinant.

After Quaritch arrives on Pandora, he learns that the RDA now intend to wipe out the Na’vi so humanity can leave the now-dying Earth and colonize Pandora. He and his squad later ambush Sully and his family in the woods and kidnap Spider, who is revealed to be the colonel’s son. Although Spider hates his father for the many atrocities she has committed, the new Quaritch forces him to travel with him as an interpreter while he searches for Sully.

Meet the Metkayina

Ronal and the Metkayina in "Avatar: The Way of Water".

Fearing that Quaritch will track him and his family down and endanger their clan, Sully and Neytiri take their children and go into hiding. They settle among the Metkayina sea people, whose arms and fin-like tails allow them to swim exceptionally well underwater. Although the family is welcomed into the tribe and they adapt to their culture, Sully’s children are bullied by local children due to their status as “forest people” and the offensive term “half-breed” (the latter represented by their extra fingers). ).

Meanwhile, Quaritch and his team learn the ways of the Na’vi in ​​order to hunt down Sully, making for a dark reflection of the latter’s journey in the original film. Quaritch even tames his own flying banshee. Spider eventually learns that the GDR is now hunting down the whale-like “tulkuns” to harvest a valuable fluid in their brains that can halt aging, essentially making this the sequel’s version of unobtanium. But since the tulkuns are considered an intelligent sister species to the Metkayina, the RDA’s efforts to hunt them anger the entire tribe.

The final battle

Jake and Neytiri in "Avatar: The Way of Water".

While Sully’s sons and their friends rescue one of the tulkuns, Quaritch and his soldiers capture Lo’ak and Tuk to lure their mother and father out of hiding. This leads to a climactic battle between the Metkayina tribe and the GDR, during which Neteyam is killed helping Lo’ak escape from captivity. When Quaritch holds Tuk and Kiri hostage, Sully confronts the Colonel in a final battle on the latter’s sinking ship.

Although Sully is victorious in his fight against Quaritch, he nearly drowns before his family saves him. At the same time, Spider reluctantly saves Quaritch from drowning after finding his body still alive. Despite this, Spider refuses to go with Quaritch back to the GDR, so he reunites with the Sullys.

After Neteyam’s funeral, Jake says that he and his family will leave the Metkayina clan to protect them from the RDA. However, the chief accepts them as part of his clan, and the Sullys choose to continue living among them. In the final moments of the film, Sully and Neytiri unite with Metkayina’s spirit tree and communicate with Neteyam’s spirit, showing that he has become one with Eywa.

What the future holds

Kiri underwater in "Avatar: The Way of Water".

The Sullys may have won this battle against the GDR, but they haven’t won the war yet. Quaritch survived his rematch with Sully and Neytiri, so he’ll surely return for revenge in one of the sequels. But since the colonel has grown to care for Spider, despite not technically being his father, Quaritch may be conflicted over where his loyalty lies when he faces his son again. All in all, the ending of the film is very open, as it sets up more battles between the Na’vi and the humans.

The film left a huge mystery involving Kiri’s true parentage unanswered. The film’s prologue revealed that Grace’s avatar somehow gave birth to Kiri after her death, and the identity of Kiri’s father, if she has one of her own, is not revealed. Since Grace and her avatar were connected to the Tree of Souls in the first film, it is possible that the goddess Na’vi Eywa impregnated the latter in some “virgin birth”. This would explain Kiri’s strong spiritual connection to Eywa, which she learned to use to control Pandora’s wildlife. Since she may have inherited some of the goddess’s power, Kiri may become the messiah of the Na’vi in ​​future films and be crucial in defeating the evil RDA.

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