Friday, April 23, 2010

James Cameron Dismisses Clash of the Titans 3-D as "Stupid Stuff"




James Cameron dismissed the Movie Clash of the Titans' 3-D as "stupid stuff that’s going to hurt this burgeoning [3-D] marketplace", as Warner Brothers chose to use a short-cut seven-week post-processing technique to convert Titans from 2-D into 3-D.

Here's the story from the Toronto Star:

Cameron to Hollywood: We Need 3-D Watchdog

Avatar creator James Cameron wants to create a voluntary movie industry watchdog group to maintain 3-D movie momentum and to avoid “stupid stuff” like the recent Clash of the Titans makeover.

"I think some quality standards do need to be discussed. I think the studios and big distribution companies need to be included in that dialogue. Let’s not do stupid stuff that’s going to hurt this burgeoning marketplace.”

As an example of “stupid stuff,” he pointed to Warner Bros.’ after-the-fact transformation of its current Clash of the Titans remake from a 2-D release to a 3-D one, using a controversial post-production process that took just seven weeks but which failed to impress either critics or moviegoers.

“I’ve heard people say that they couldn’t watch (Clash of the Titans) in 3-D and thought it looked better in 2-D and they enjoyed the film more. I haven’t seen the film, so I don’t want to say too much, but I heard from enough sources that it was borderline unwatchable.

“And I have to say, I predicted that. When they said they were going to try to convert it to

3-D in seven weeks, I said it’s not possible. You can’t do it. You can slap a 3-D label on it and call it 3-D, but there’s no possible way that it can be done up to a standard that anybody would consider high enough.”

I think he should have at least watched the movie before he destroyed it and recommended a 3-D Watchdog group because of it...  I'm just saying...

--jackandcokewithalime

PS:  It's funny, when I saw the title of the Toronto Star story, I thought he was going to talk about controlling an outbreak of 3-D Porn... I wonder if that exists... It must.. Those Porn guys always seem to be at the forefront of new technologies...


(Image:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4357736383/sizes/l/ by jurvetson on flickr (James Cameron)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkering/4422853178/sizes/o/ by MarkWallace on flickr (Clash of the Titans)
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