A few days ago, Oscar winning director, James Cameron somewhat slammed Piranha 3D, with his recently published disparaging remarks. Cameron, lord of 3D movies thanks to Avatar, talked about the new 3D wave, and compared it to the old 3D wave that died out in the '80s. Here’s the cmments that started the trouble.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron said of Piranha 3D,
"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. 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."
I guess once you become the king of the movies, you get to be a bit of a bastard to other directors who are trying to entertain their audience. A response did come.