James Cameron: "Piranha 3D" Cheapens 3D Medium

| by Hollywood Elsewhere

Earlier today Movieline reported the Jim Cameron vs. Mark Canton battle over Piranha 3D, which Cameron basically feels is a sleazy and essentially worthless piece of s***.

"I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus," Cameron said last week, "but Piranha 3D is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip."

At the beginning of Canton's nearly 1400-word response, he says that Cameron's comments "are very disappointing to me and the team that made Piranha 3D," blah, blah. "Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of moviemaking, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own," blah, blah, blah. "It is amazing that in the moviemaking process, which is certainly a team sport, that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one.

"His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric," blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Cameron is right, of course, and Canton is just trying to prop this one up so more people will go see Piranha 3D.