James Camerson Throws PIRANHA 3D Under the Bus!
In an interview with Vanity Fair, James Cameron had this to say about Piranha 3D:
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.
Yeah, we know what you’re thinking: Hey, didn’t Cameron direct a Piranha movie back in the day? Well, he deals with that in the interview too:
I worked on Piranha 2 for a few days and got fired off of it; I don’t put it on my official filmography … there’s no sort of fond connection for me whatsoever.
Two Piranha movies … under the bus. Not to mention any 3D movie that isn’t … um … like the “biggest and the best”. His words, not ours. Do we even need to take this further? Maybe just this: We like it when our “small and crappy” films are in glorious 3D! We really do!