James Cameron Is Officially a Supervillain Now


Say you’ve made the highest-grossing movie of all time, and say that movie introduced new 3-D technology to the entertainment world, so that everyone saw it for the spectacle — and yet few people actually liked it. Now, you have more money than you know what to do with, so if you want to just go shooting yourself to the bottom of the ocean (as is your hobby) you’re welcome to do so. That’s not evil. Devoting yourself to only making sequels to that movie, despite what the general public want? That may not be evil, but it is pretty selfish, and that’s James Cameron. Here’s his quote from The NY Times:

“I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the ‘Avatar’ business. Period. That’s it. I’m making ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Avatar 3,’ maybe ‘Avatar 4,’ and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts,” Cameron said about his future plans. “And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the ‘Avatar’ landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing.”
Ignoring the fact that no one really wants one sequel to Avatar, let alone three; ignoring the fact that the first one was a Dance with Wolves-Ferngully rip-off already, so god knows what “stories” he could even tell with the sequels; and ignoring the fact that the only reason everybody saw the first one was because of the new 3-D technology and not because of the glowy blue CG world; WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING WITH BATTLE ANGEL ALITA YOU BASTARD. WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR DECADES. YOU SAID YOU REFUSED TO GIVE IT UP LIKE A MONTH AGO. NOW YOU’RE REFUSING TO MAKING NON-AVATAR MOVIES, TOO? THAT’S EVIL. YOU’RE ASSAULTING US WITH TERRIBLE, NEEDLESS AVATAR SEQUELS WHILE DENYING US THE CHANCE TO SEE BATTLE ANGEL ALITA. Seriously, you might as well put on a cape and tight with a Na’vi flicking us off on the front. We already know you have a secret underwater lair with henchmen. DON’T DENY IT. (Via FilmDrunk)