Cameron believes that visual effects should make audiences feel as if they are in a dream. The director explained that dreams are a way for us to believe we are in the same situation as we dream.
He said, "Through world-building, through the presentation, bright laser 3D, and so forth, you're there. Every leaf is visible. It feels like you can touch the tree. It's a brand new story with new characters and new stakes.
The Avatar is remastered and will be available in theaters around the world Sept 23, before The Way of Water arrives down Dec. 16.