When the first Avatar movie came out all those years ago, it was a truly magical experience. The epic sci-fi flick not only featured an all-star cast, but the graphics were like nothing any of us had ever seen before.
Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, the first installment of the franchise was a huge hit, and grossed an impressive $2.923 billion. In case you’re wondering, yes this figure does make it the highest ever grossing movie.
Flash forward over ten years, and its sequel is finally here.
Released in UK cinemas earlier this month, Avatar: The Way of Water has already grossed over $500 million. It’s a good thing too, seeing as there are set to be 3 more sequels after this one.
The second movie has already been met with rave reviews from critics, but there is one detail about the long-awaited flick that has fans up in arms.
If you are totally new to the Avatarverse, and the world of Pandora, then let’s get you caught up. This is also a good time to mention that there will be spoilers up ahead, so tread wisely.
The first film ended with its hero, Jake, being transferred permanently into his avatar body (aka the big blue body), so that he can live on Pandora without dying, as humans can’t cope with the planet’s atmosphere.
This also has the bonus effect of meaning that Jake can live with the Na’vi, and more specifically, his love Neytiri for the rest of his life.
However, in Avatar: The Way of Water, fans noticed something about one scene with the love birds that was just really off. So much so that some have even deemed it a plot hole!
The point in question revolves around a scene near the end of the film, where Jake and Neytiri are fighting on one of the planet’s sea dragons.
Fans spotted that during the big fight scene, there are supposed to be more Na’vi helping the leading heroes out, but they’re quite frankly just not there.
Reddit user u/TurboZangief said: “So at the very end of the battle, when Jake and Neytiri are fighting aboard the sea dragon alone, why the hell aren’t Tonowari and the rest helping???
“They just kind of vanished from the movie at that point, they didn’t even move to help when the ship is sinking and the Sully family is clearly trapped inside, they were not nearby to try and help Neteyam either, why they disappeared, did I miss something?”
This user wasn’t alone in spotting the mistake, with others responding to the post to share their same thoughts.
“That felt like a giant plot hole to me as well. Loved the movie but that’s a big oversight to not at least mention why they would leave,” one person wrote.
Another said: “I was wondering the exact same thing!”
A third wrote: “There was a lot of stuff they didn’t show. For instance, where did all the bodies go? I just assumed they got busy fighting for their lives or providing medical attention/support to other tribe members, etc.”