I haven't seen Piranha 3D yet. I know, I'm a bad horror nerd. After the love letter that our own Brian Salisbury wrote to the 3D gore-and-boob fest, I still haven't seen it. I'll rectify that soon, and in spades. In fact, I may pay to see it 3 or 4 times just to spite the sanctimonious, holier-than-thou screed that James Cameron lets loose with in Vanity Fair. As shamelessly grabbed from Shock Til You Drop, Cameron, when quizzed about his relationship to the Piranha franchise, took the opportunity to unleash:

You've got to remember: I worked on Piranha 2 for a few days and got fired off of it; I don't put it on my official filmography. So there's no sort of fond connection for me whatsoever," he told them. "In fact, I would go even farther and say that . . . I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When moves got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip. And that's not what's happening now with 3-D.

Well, hello, Mr. FancyPants! So you claim that a 3-D version of a horror movie is the last gasp of their financial lifespan and you use Friday the 13th 3-D as an example? There have been NINE more movies featuring Jason since then. I'm not defending the Friday films as pinnacles of cinema, but the 'King of the World' just comes off as a didactic ass here.
categories Movies, Horror