Avatar: The Way Of Water - 22 WTF Moments

Breaking down the year's wild final blockbuster.

Avatar The Way of Water
20th Century Studios

Avatar: The Way of Water is out now around the globe, and despite all the obsessive pre-release skepticism, the early critical and audience reaction seems to be largely positive.

If certainly not the most surprising film in the world, James Cameron nevertheless manages to give audiences the thrills they expect alongside a bevy of bizarre moments they surely didn't see coming.

Avatar 2 is a whole lot of movie, for better and for worse, and throughout its epic three-plus-hour runtime offers up a wealth of sights beautiful, baffling, and straight-up weird.

If the original Avatar certainly had its own eccentricities to speak of, The Way of Water thoroughly outdoes it in this regard.

From the fascinatingly odd new characters to the ridiculous dialogue, awe-striking action, deranged plot twists, and everything in-between, it isn't a film that leaves viewers wanting for diverting moments.

Whether you loved the film, hated it, or fell somewhere in-between, it is nothing if not a conversation starter, jam-packed as it is with wild and outrageous moments.

And now, we can only wonder how Cameron will further up the insane ante for Avatar 3...

22. Kiri Is Grace's Daughter

Avatar The Way of Water
20th Century Studios

The film kicks off by bringing us up to speed on Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri's (Zoe Saldana) family, where we learn that their adopted teenage daughter Kiri (Sigourney Weaver) was somehow born from Grace Augustine's (Weaver) incapacitated Avatar.

Jake says that the conception is a "total mystery," and though Spider (Jack Champion) jokingly suggests that the father could be Dr. Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore), the film seems to imply that Kiri was likely created through Eywa somehow, given the child's connection to the Na'vi deity.

Having Weaver play a teenage girl is certainly strange at first, yet she gives such a soulful performance in the part that it becomes easy to accept soon enough - if you can get over the voice, of course.

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