James Cameron thinks he's GOD!
A short while ago, it was reported that James Cameron thought his ex-wife's Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker would have been better in 3D. More recently, Cameron has been slagging off Piranha 3D along with other films in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Cameron has made some rather negative comments about Piranha 3D and other genre films, saying those movies are “exactly what we should not be doing in 3D.”
Well, needless to say, Cameron's seemingly callous statements about other people's films haven't gone unnoticed. Piranha 3D producer Mark Canton has fired back at the Avatar director in an open letter with some choice words of his own, including statements like:
“It is amazing that in the movie-making process – which is certainly a team sport – that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one.”
“ Let’s just keep this in mind Jim…you did not invent 3D.”
“Young directors should be inspired by you, not publicly castigated by your mean-spirited and flawed analysis.”
"The simple truth is that I had nothing but good things to say about AVATAR and my own experience since I actually saw it and didn’t damn someone else’s talent publicly in order to disassociate myself from my origins in the business from which we are all very fortunate. To be honest, I found the 3D in AVATAR to be inconsistent and while ground breaking in many respects, sometimes I thought it overwhelmed the storytelling."
Now I agree that it is true some 3D conversions simple do not work and in some cases ruin the experience (Clash of the Titans), but what right does Cameron have to criticise other peoples work??? Is this a case of one man becoming to big for his own boots?
Avatar was great but had it not been in the ground breaking format that it was would it have become the highest grossing film ever? I think not. The script, the action nor the direction broke any new ground, the technology did, and the technology is available to any one who has a spare billion dollars or so....as James has.
To read the letter in full hit the link and let me know if you think old Jimbob needs a smack in the face with some reality.
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