Avatar director James Cameron accused Piranha 3D of cheapening its medium and called it “an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D” last week. Well, Piranha 3D producer Mark Canton did not take Cameron’s insults lying down and returned fire with a response.
“As a producer in the entertainment industry, Jim Cameron’s comments on VanityFair.com are very disappointing to me and the team that made Piranha 3D,” Canton said in a statement released to Movieline. “Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making 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.”
Canton went on to scold Cameron from lashing out at genre movies, ask if he was kidding, and hypothesize that man behind Titanic has never even seen Piranha 3D. Needless to say, the two men seem to disagree.