Earlier today you caught some rather hypocritical gems from James Cameron, who was doing the press rounds prior to Avatar: Special Edition arriving in theaters this past weekend. First, his opinion that DVDs are wasteful was balanced with Avatar seeing 3 different DVD releases in the course of a year. But that happens all the time in Hollywood, and is a decision that stretches beyond Cameron's control. (Though one would hope that he'd at least fight the idea.) But then there was another goodie. Though he told Vanity Fair that "I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus," he went on to not only chastise Piranha 3D, but say that it's "exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3D."
This from the man who, in the same interview, said: "People just get a little bit too full of themselves."It just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3D horror films from the '70s and '80s, like Friday the 13th 3D. When movies 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. It is a renaissance -- right now the biggest and the best films are being made in 3-D. Martin Scorsese is making a film in 3-D. Disney's biggest film of the year -- Tron: Legacy -- is coming out in 3-D. So it's a whole new ballgame.