James Cameron Speaks out About Piranha 3D

Horror fans who know their shit will remember that legendary director James Cameron once helmed that hilariously bad cheeseball sequel Piranha 2: The Spawning.  In a recent interview the man himself spoke a bit about Piranha 3D, and his words were, shall we say, far from kind.

From a chat with Vanity Fair:

Vanity Fair: Was there any sense of nostalgia when the Piranha movie came out last weekend?

“Zero. 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,” he explained. “So there’s no sort of fond connection for me whatsoever. 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 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.”

Dimension Films is already hard at work on a sequel to Piranha 3D. Despite Cameron’s kvetching.

James Cameron Speaks out About Piranha 3D

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  • Masked Slasher

    Cameron hasn’t made a good film in close to 20 years.

  • PelusaMG

    Avatar, while it looked good, was generic fare… Piranha 3D on the other hand was entertainment par excellence from start to finish, infinitely more entertaining than Avatar will ever be, and less up its own arse!

    BTW Mr Cameron… Piranha 3D had it’s tongue planted firmly in its cheek from start to finish, and while it might have used 3D in some obvious and blatant ways, THAT (IMO) is exactly what the filmmakers intended to do… Do you by chance understand the concept of irony?
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  • Raider Redux

    Cameron has become a ego maniacal tool. No wonder the man has burned through so many wives. The man knows how to make films, but he does not know how to write them or admit his shortcomings. If AVATAR were a 2-D movie, it would have been laughed out of theaters.

  • Avid Fan

    Oh Mr. Cameron, is that a bit of bitterness gone to rot in your tone ol’ lad? Since you didn’t get to complete work on a 3-d film from years ago, it’s like your seeking revenge by trying to out-3-d everyone, but to be honest, 3D does not a good move or story make. Coraline was a way better film than Avatar and the 3D was more than spectacular and enthralling within the world of Coraline. All these years spent on developing a technology that when it comes down to it, isn’t anymore effective than what has been happing with the technology over the last couple of decades. Stop the bitter bitching and try making an original film!

  • Terminal

    I’d rather sit through “Megapiranha” than watch “Avatar” again. Cameron isn’t the first to use 3D nor will he be the last.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • goblin310

    I really love how he’s trying to tell us that 3D isn’t still a gimmick when it blatantly is. This is why I think Jim Cameron is a huge FUCKTARD!

  • Sirand

    Fact: Piranha 3D was more fun than Avatar.

  • Sexy Mcmanbeast

    Just because he made dances with smurfs gives him no right to be self righteous. Fuck you James Cameron, you suck.

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