Yes, James Cameron was one of the Hollywood figures cheering loudest for 3D as he spent four and a half years working on Avatar and begging theater chains to prepare for the technology. But still, don't blame him for all the garbage that came after. Even though Cameron is still a champion for the format and will swear up and down that his forthcoming Titanic in 3D will be awesome, he's not afraid to acknowledge that people have also done terrible things with the format. And, because he's James Cameron and does whatever he wants, he's not afraid to name names either.
My friend Mike Ryan caught up with Cameron last week for an interview at Vanity Fair, and right from the top Cameron singled out How to Train Your Dragon and Alice in Wonderland-- the films that kicked Avatar off the 3D IMAX screens-- and acknowledged that one did 3D better than the other:
He didn't stop there, though. Mike asked Cameron about the newly released Piranha 3D, which is a remake of Roger Corman's Piranha; one of the first films Cameron ever worked on was that original film's sequel, Piranha 2. Not only did Cameron have no residual affection for the original Piranha, but he very willingly threw the new film under the bus:
Cameron's not saying anything new about Piranha 3D--most people who saw the movie admitted the 3D was garbage-- but it is really unusual to hear a filmmaker trash someone else's work, especially when he's trying to promote the medium of 3D as a whole. Just goes to further show you, though, that when you're the King of the World, you can say whatever you want. At least he's not using his power to be boring.
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