Avatar: The Way of Water

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Long but dazzling return to Pandora has sci-fi violence.

PG-13 2022 192 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 67 reviews

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age 10+

More kid friendly than the 1st

This movie is much milder than the first in most ways. There is much less language than there was in the first, with the exception of one f word near the end. There is nudity (for anyone who wants to have their kids look away, it is near the beginning when the kids visit the lab. The scene moves to a tube holding an avatar. The avatar is completely naked, but the nudity only last 3-4 seconds. This is the only scene with nudity. The costumes in the rest of the movie are less revealing than those in the first.) There is violence, but again, less than there was in the first, with one exception. A man’s arm is severed, but the lead up to the moment is worse than the actual moment itself. (If you want your kiddos to hide their eyes, it is during a big fight scene with boats. A wire is wrapped around the boat and begins to cut into it. You’ll know when to have them look away.) Overall, if your kid was able to watch the first movie without any issues, they will be fine to watch this one. Personally, I enjoyed the movie. While it is long, it wraps you up into the story so much that you almost forget that you are watching a movie.
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age 11+

Extraordinary and accomplished film.

The movie itself was a creative masterpiece. The animation and CGI left us breathless but my wife and I thought there was much too much swearing, cursing and sheer violence for anyone under 11. The movie is so beautiful, in terms of exploring bigotry and racism and hatred of others because of the way they look that it’s a shame it was so filled with curses and violence. I would say, particularly if you are a careful parent, to wait til your kids are a little older to enjoy the film.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
10 people found this helpful.

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