Avatar: The Way of Water is a 2022 American epic science fiction film directed and produced by James Cameron.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” takes place over a decade after the events of the first film, and follows the trials and tribulations of the Sully family, including Jake, Neytiri, and their children, as they face imminent danger, fight to protect one another, and endure the hardships of their battles for survival. The film explores the various tragedies that befall the family as they struggle to persevere in the face of adversity.
In this film, we get to know Pandora’s aquatic side.
The Poem About Sea in Avatar 2
The way of water has no beginning and no end.
The sea is around you and in you.
The sea is your home,
before your birth and after your death.
Our hearts beat in the womb of the world.
Our breath burns in the shadows of the deep.
The sea gives, and the sea takes.
Water connects all things,
life to death, darkness to light.
– Tsireya (a character in Avatar 2)
This is not actually a poem. Tsireya narrates this to Lo’ak. It describes marine life, our relation to nature.
The way of water has no beginning and no end quote
“Avatar: The Way of Water” delivers a powerful message about the importance of water. The Metkayina people share their wisdom that water connects all things, from life to death and darkness to light. Tsireya’s moving speech beautifully compares water to a womb that brings us into the world and remains after we pass away. The stunning visuals of Pandora’s marine wildlife enhance the scene. This must-see movie reminds us of water’s vital role and the interconnectedness of all things.
Tsireya’s lesson is intended to show Lo’ak that he is part of something greater than himself and his family. It also highlights the Metkayina’s philosophy on the “great balance” that Jake mentions – a concept that Earth’s humans fail to respect. While these sentiments have a religious significance in the movie’s universe, they also reflect Cameron’s personal belief system, which prioritizes environmental awareness. This philosophy draws upon Eastern spiritual traditions like Taoism and pantheistic religions that venerate nature. If you notice similarities to “Star Wars'” notion of the Force, particularly how Luke Skywalker teaches it to Rey in “The Last Jedi,” you’re not alone.
The ocean is huge; it’s everywhere. Or, like a drop of water, it has no beginning and no end because it’s round. Water is everywhere.
The concept of circles always fascinates me. No beginning, no end… interesting.
Water is a building block for life on Earth, and I imagine it is so on Pandora as well.