Speaking at Mexico City's TAG DF Festival, the man who once felt like the 'King of the World' made a few telling remarks. First off, he's moved on from trying to push technology forward with his Avatar franchise, and Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 will be more focused on story and characters. To that, I'm a full-frontal advocate. My main complaint about Avatar was the relatively hollow characters at the center of the fully-fleshed, invigorating universe Cameron created.
He then goes wider, and talks about Hollywood's overuse of 3D - that "one thing is shooting in 3D and another is to convert to 3D." Again, this makes sense. Anyone seen Clash of the Titans? Post-conversion to 3D really can be the shoddiest exercise around, and I'm glad somebody is speaking out about it.
But then, he goes on to say that two of 2013's summer marquees have overdone it too, Man of Steel and Iron Man 3. Superman and Tony Stark, James Cameron is telling you to tone it down! "If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to [look] spectacular [and] perfect", he said.
Sounds like Cameron is tired of the whole 3D craze, and yes - watching both Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 in boring-old 2D was still visual treat! These comments to me are still odd though, given Cameron set this 3D gravy train off in the first place with the success of Avatar. Of course, other studios will want the same success in modern, money-driven Hollywood.
Here's footage of his appearance at TAG DF below:
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