‘Avatar’ Sequel Ramps Up Pro-Environmental Messaging (Already)

Director James Cameron could also be Hollywood’s most eco-conscious artist.

Leonardo DiCaprio unofficially held that title for years, capping it together with his 2016 Oscar speech that doubled as a Climate Change screed.

Now, Cameron is able to take the mantle by way of “Avatar: The Way of Water.” 

The belated sequel to 2009’s smash doesn’t hit theaters till Dec. 16, however the movie’s official YouTube channel is leaping the messaging gun.

The clip, titled, “Avatar: The Way of Water — Keep Our Oceans Amazing,” lets the movie’s forged members share how we will make sure the oceans stay a wholesome a part of the worldwide ecosystem.

“The expanding world of ‘Avatar’ allows us to appreciate the beauty of our bios here on earth,” says Sam Worthington, who performs Jake Sully within the franchise.

The phrase “diverse” is spoken thrice within the 1:15 minute clip.

The movie itself stays a thriller, with the trailer and official studio description gentle on specifics.

Set greater than a decade after the occasions of the primary movie, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to inform the story of the Sully household, the difficulty that follows them, the lengths they go to maintain one another secure, the battles they combat to remain alive and the tragedies they endure.

What’s apparent, although, is that Cameron’s environmental activism shall be entrance and heart within the movie. That was the case with the 2009 authentic, and he’s been vocal on the subject for years.

He even tasked his crew to consume an all-vegan diet on the movie’s set, though stars might wander off for a Whopper ought to they want a meaty protein blast.

Some of the director’s views on the topic might be excessive. He publicly praised those who use violence to advertise inexperienced measures. When a movie critic dubbed “Avatar” “the perfect eco-terrorism recruiting tool” he warmed to the critique.

“I believe in eco-terrorism,” he replied.

Cameron later sounded a extra mild word, albeit one with little faith in our elected leaders saving the planet.

I consider the place I might be the simplest is at a grassroots stage, which is inspiring and informing folks, and utilizing my cinematic abilities to make a degree.


It’s disturbing, although, how each Di Caprio and Cameron don’t at all times observe what they preach. The “Titanic” star’s eco-hypocrisy is the stuff of present biz legends. Here is only one instance:

He is a star UN local weather change ambassador who has referred to as the problem probably the most pressing risk going through our complete species.

But whereas he urges followers to take motion, Leonardo DiCaprio has been spending time on one of many worlds largest, and most environmentally unfriendly, superyachts.

Cameron, in flip, additionally appears unable to reside as much as his personal philosophies. He’s been hounded by critics for a private way of life they are saying clashes with his enviro-bromides.

“We will have to learn to live with less,” Cameron reportedly instructed the L.A. Times.

Two years in the past, the director put his sprawling mansion up for sale with a $25 million price ticket.


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