Avatar director James Cameron has joined Girls Gone Wild mastermind Joe Francis in expressing disapproval of Piranha 3D. Cameron has been a major evangelist for third dimension since his eco-sci-fi epic came out, and even the porn industry has heeded his call. Piranha 3D crossed a line for the special effects pusher, however, and he stopped just short of saying he wants the film under a bus.
"I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but [Piranha 3D] is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D," Cameron told Vanity Fair. "Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip."
And everyone knows that drawing blood from turnips is a job for Bunnicula the vegetarian vampire rabbit — not Hollywood filmmakers.