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Ouch! James Cameron Trashes Battleship

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Don't worry, James. Obviously Battleship has no chance of competing with Titanic or Avatar or probs most of the movies you've made.

During a recent interview, James Cameron spoke up about the upcoming Battleship movie, and let's just say the fact that Rihanna stars in it isn't doing anything for him.

Here's what Cameron had to say about it:

“We have a story crisis. Now they want to make the Battleship game into a film. This is pure desperation.

"Everyone in Hollywood knows how important it is that a film is a brand before it hit theaters. If a brand has been around, Harry Potter for example, or Spider-Man, you are light years ahead. And there lies the problem. Because unfortunately these franchises are becoming more ridiculous. Battleship. This degrades the cinema.”

We certainly agree that Hollywood needs to come up with more original story ideas, but admittedly, if Alexander Skarsgard ends up shirtless in this board game movie, we won't be COMPLETELY disappointed.

Do U agree with James Cameron's Battleship comments?

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22 comments to “Ouch! James Cameron Trashes Battleship



  1. 1

    CAMERON IS JUST JEALOUS. LIKE AVATAR WAS ORIGINAL IN STORYLINE. THE SAME LAME COWBOYS AND INDIANS STORY FROM THE 1940'S. DINT JOHN WAYNE DO ENOUGH OF THOSE BACK IN THE DAY?? SPECIAL EFFECTS DOESNT HIDE THE CRAPTASTIC SCRIPT AND LAME PLOTLINE. OH YEA, DINT HE LOSE THE OSCAR FOR BEST DIRECTION TO HIS EX-WIFE?? HAHA.



  2. 2

    That's why I said when I first heard about this movie



  3. 3

    Shut up Cameron. I am so sick of you bashing other films - Avatar was a rip off of Fern Gully



  4. 4

    It's like high school and James Cameron is like the jock that just won the state championship. "no one is better than me, no one can't touch me now. so that means every movie thats not Avatar is not a good movie"



  5. 5

    Yes James, because Avatar is a totally original plot. *rolls eyes*

    A movie based on the game Battleship is pretty damn stupid though.



  6. 6

    I think cameron is a great director but he always comes off as a pretentious douchebag sure titanic was a great flick but lets face it he turned a real tragedy into an action film and avatar although great was nothing more than a combination of ferngully the last rainforest and some really great special effects and just a little extra storyline. Let's face it James you need to take a step back and stop insulting films and appreciate your roots. the hollywood buisness is tough and some times crappy movies get made. You used to make them as well (piranha 2 the spawning anyone???) so just shut the %^&$ up.



  7. 7

    i grew up playing battleships with my brother making war noises when he sunk me .. even with my imagination i cant actually imagine how IN THE HELL that game can be a movie…….c4
    hit boommmmmmsheeeeewwwww
    yeah lol

    FIRE THE SCRIPTWRITERS FIRE THE ACTORS FIRE THESE UP NOSE DIRECTORS AND GET SOME FRESH PEOPLE im sick of all the sh*t they are churning out avatar was so bad i couldnt even sit thru it after i bought the dvd with all the hype for 25 bucs new …



  8. 8

    I'm sick of people ripping on James Cameron. He has a right to speak his opinion and he also has an excellent point (in addition to having produced the two top-selling movies of ALL TIME…that is not a fluke, people, come on). These movies that are based on existing brands are a safe bet for production companies, so they give a movie like this one (which is bound to be craptastic) a budget of $200 million dollars, while a movie that has more potential to be good is given a stripped budget. Despicable. Alexander Skarsgard, why in the world would you sign up for this?!?!?!



  9. 9

    He is arrogant, in Hollywood he may have earned the right, but he comes off as a real douche



  10. 10

    He's made some of the highest grossing films of all time. If I were a powerhouse like that I'd be an ass to. But take theres lots of other really good directors out there that made classics, pulled in major bucks, created a giant franchise, and has won Oscars. But they generally keep their mouth shut about other peoples stuff..So JC can be a douche..just don't run your mouth.

    But cmon, Admit it. It has RiRi in it. Its called battleship…I'll bet my left nut this movie does horrible and ends up with like a



  11. 11

    I don't understand how people can;

    a) so harshly oppose this man's opinions on movies with his successes.

    b) defend a movie based on the game Battleship.



  12. 12

    he did alright ripping off a hugely successful game (WOW) to make avatar. least these guys making battleship are giving due credit.



  13. 13

    Anyone responsible for such deeply stupid films like "Avatar" and emarrassingly cheesly films like "Titanic" has no business at all talking about what "degrades the cinema".

    He's made millions off of degrading the cinema.



  14. 14

    with the kind of movies he has made, yes a lot of trash coming out. but just so americans dont shoot each other, topless guy will get all the guys and some chicks out to see



  15. 15

    Fair enough (although obvious) comments from James Cameron, but at the same time, it's not like he's Ingmar Bergman, so he shouldn't be too offended.



  16. 16

    say what you want about the guy but he's right. a movie about a boardgame? spare me. at least make it monopoly. or life. lmfao.

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    17

    Wow. Now new movie concepts are only good if James Cameron thinks so. What
    an ego. On the plus side, if his head gets any bigger it could explode.



  18. 18

    Is he joking?! Which of his movies is 'original'!? Did anyone NOT know Titanic sank at the end of the movie? Or that Avatar is is the same tired plot as a million other movies? He's such a pretentious bastard. Start making some ORIGINAL movies then comment on others Cameron.



  19. 19

    i like Cameron's movie but honestly why does he feel like he can just bash movies whenever he wants?

    while his movies are great they're far from PERFECT and theres always things you can bitch about.



  20. 20

    Maybe they can make "Sorry" into a movie too…



  21. 21

    True, avatar was a rip off of ferngully, dances with wolves and pocahontas, but he does have a valid point. A movie based on a board game, a boring board game at that? Lame. Plus Rihanna who can barely speak English is in it…yeah…fail. I will give James Cameron points for Aliens and T2, 2 of the greatest action films ever made.



  22. 22

    The movie scripts he uses for his movies degrade cinema too. I suppose he never looked at it that way. But I suppose taking credit for all the work the animators put into Avatar and running his mouth is all he can do. James Cameron is waaay over-rated.