Avatar man very displeased with Piranha 3D
The famous director of Avatar has some not-so-positive things to say about the recently released Piranha 3D, and the horror movie genre in general, saying it just doesn't make sense to bring them into the 3D world.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron reportedly said that 3D in horror movies is just used to "get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip."
He went on to further diss Piranha 3D directly, saying, "I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but [Piranha 3D] 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."
Indeed, the significantly vast majority of 3D theatrical films have been family movies, and the ones that have been most successful are computer animated flicks, with the notable exception of Avatar. That movie did, of course, have a significant amount of computer-rendered visuals. It's a lot easier to manipulate 3D imagery on a computer than it is to shoot live 3D, which requires a complex set-up involving multiple cameras filming simultaneously.
Cameron has become somewhat of a 3D elitist, speaking out against any film he feels doesn't live up to his standard. It's almost as if he's worried that any bad 3D movie will ruin the entire industry. Cameron's next big 3D venture will be a remastered version of Titanic, set to hit screens on the 100th anniversary of the real 1912 Titanic sinking.