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Avatar’s director James Cameron takes a dig at Aquaman's depiction of underwater life, says ‘It doesn’t look real’

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 February 2019, 12:20 PM
Avatar’s director James Cameron takes a dig at Aquaman (Photo: Twitter)
Avatar’s director James Cameron takes a dig at Aquaman (Photo: Twitter)

Director of Titanic and Avatar, James Cameron, is not impressed with our ‘impressed’ Jason Mamoa and Amber Heard starrer, Aquaman. Going on records after the massive success at the box office of the underwater Atlantis movie, Cameroon commented that though he enjoyed Aquaman, he felt the movie lacked realism in its depiction if underwater scenes.

"I think its great fun. I think its a movie I could have never made. Truthfully. I could have never made that film because it requires this total dreamlike disconnect from any sense of physics or reality. It exists somewhere between a Greek mythic landscape and a fairy tale landscape.

"And people just kind of zoom around underwater because they propel themselves mentally? I guess? I don't know. But it's cool. You buy it on its own terms. But I've spent thousands of hours underwater. I'm very literal about my underwater. It needs to look like it's real. And while I can enjoy that film I don't resonate with it because it doesn't look real," Cameron told Yahoo.

The filmmaker also criticised Aquaman for not properly dealing with the real issue of preserving the ocean.

"And by the way, (Aquaman) doesn't help us with our issues of actually understanding the ocean and exploring the ocean and preserving the ocean though they did throw in a couple things like whales and things like that to remind us we are using the ocean as a garbage dump, so I applaud the film for that.

"Yeah, I couldn't have made that movie. We're doing a lot of underwater in the Avatar sequels and it's going to have such a different feel," he said.

Talking about underwater filming, Cameroon is currently underway for the sequel of Avatar, the world's highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar: The Way of Water. 

First Published: Friday, February 15, 2019 12:17 PM
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