“Is Avatar: The Way of Water” split by James Cameron's contradictory instincts?

Another blue film. Thirteen years after "Avatar," there is a sequel. There have been promises (or threats) of further installments from director James Cameron, as before.

"The Way of Water" sounds like a memoir by a celebrity urologist. The Navi inhabit a moon called Pandora.

whose inhabitants have azure skin, luminescent freckles, and magic ponytails that they plug into plants and animals.

The Navi are at one with nature and at odds with encroaching humans, most of whom are nasty, brutish, and barely reach the navels of the Navi.