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James Cameron Puts 3D Movies (That Aren't Made By Him) On Blast!

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Silly filmmakers!

Don't you know that 3D movies only work if James Cameron is making them?!


The director has recently once again spoken out against the technology being used in the filmmaking process, specifically if it's being converted in post-production.

He explains:

"I maintain you can't do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash Of The Titans. I don't mean to throw that movie under the bus because my buddy Sam [Worthington, from Avatar] is in it, but I think everybody realized that this was a point at which people had gone too far. You see another stumble with the most recent Harry Potter movie from the same studio making the same mistake - except really getting spanked for it now because they didn't get the film done. They announced it in 3D - threw a bunch of money trying to convert it to 3D in post-production and it simply didn't work. They just didn't get it done. Post-conversion should be used for one thing and one thing only - which is to take library titles that are favourites that are proven, and convert them into 3D - whether it's Jaws or ET or Indiana Jones, Close Encounters… or Titanic."

Titanic, huh? How convenient!

This guy can be a real piece of work, and we don't COMPLETELY agree with the reasoning behind his thought-process, but we do have to say that he makes some good points!

Especially regarding Harry Potter! The movie looks amazing as is, and doing a hack 3D job last minute could have seriously hindered the quality of the movie-going experience!

Let's hope that productions use a little more restraint when deciding what gets converted, instead of focusing on how to bump up the price of the ticket!

What do U think?? Do U agree with Cameron??

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11 comments to “James Cameron Puts 3D Movies (That Aren't Made By Him) On Blast!”

  1. Kev26 says – reply to this


    I agree on some level. Post production 3-D is worthless and underwhelming. As I've seen firsthand. I don't think we should convert older films to 3D either. If you wanna make a 3D film from the get go, then do so specifically. If not, leave it alone. I also hate having to shell out extra money for worthlessness post 3D production.

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  3. 3

    He may sound arrogant, but he is telling the truth. Other studios have been so quick to cash in on th 3d craze yet they don't want to do the work that makes a quality 3d movie.

    Have you seen the new movies like last air bender, Titans, …etc. almost all have been crap and they do so little distinguishable 3D scenes in them. Its giving 3D movies a bad name, especially since they charge more for the entrance.

  4. 4

    Avatar is the only 3D film I've really enjoyed, I agree with him, post-conversion is really apparent when you see the films and it makes the extra you pay for it a bit of an insult really.

  5. 5

    3-D sucks balls. I've never seen it done well.

  6. 6

    You are correct sir…

  7. 7

    hes very conceited and self centered.

  8. 8

    Don't doubt Cameron's brilliance! The man is a genius and he's absolutley right. If you're going to do something, do it right. I know most people don't care but as an artist, you master your craft. And sometimes you cant just sit in the sidelines and say nothing while you see your colleagues muck things up. All these little hollywood wannabe's now have no craft. They're a buunch of greedy little attention seekers. That's why there is so much crap now. Both on tv and at the movies.

  9. 9

    He speaks the truth, really.

    I hate 3D in general (including Avatar) but I really, really hated it in Clash of the Titans. It was just…bad. If there is a 2D option that is what I see. Sadly, there really aren't many released like that anymore.

    I'm tired of paying extra for a feature I don't even like.

  10. 10

    he needs to refund everyone that saw his overrated pos of a movie

  11. 11

    He may have a point there……..