James Cameron has recently spoken up about a issue in Hollywood that leaves him less than impressed. That issue, ladies and gentlemen, is the misuse of 3D in films today.
Cameron actually has a couple of 3D movies under his belt, including the movie Avatar. The movie that essentially changed the face of three dimensional movies in Hollywood. This movie was shot in 3D and was meant to be viewed in 3D. Compared that to a lot of movies today that are shot and then parts are converted to 3D just for the heck of it.
That being said, Cameron’s other 3D project was converting Titanic to be in 3D for the 15th anniversary. He claims, however, it was his choice and not the studios decision and that’s why it’s different.
"The problem I see now is that instead of it being a filmmaker issue it’s a matter of the studios to make money and [they] are pushing 3D to directors who are not comfortable or do not like 3D" he told The Playlist. He believes that if the conversion happens, it needs to be the decision of the filmmaker and not done just for money or to follow suite.
In terms of movies today, he uses the recent Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 as examples of movies that do not need to be in 3D. He said that why do they need to be in 3D if they have already had millions of dollars spent on visual effects that will already look great and won’t necessarily benefit from the three dimensional aspect.
While Cameron has a firm belief that the use of 3D needs to be downsized a little bit, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to see it. “Conversion has a place and it’s a place for films we know and love,” he said. When asked which movies he would like to see converted into 3D films, he listed off the classics such as The Godfather, Jaws and Star Wars.