The fact that the average moviegoer doesn’t really give a crap about 3D hasn’t stopped king of the galaxy director James Cameron from singing its praises. Via the Playlist, Jimbo dropped this very quotable nugget in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“I think [The Hurt Locker] would have been better in 3D. Absolutely. It wouldn’t have been hugely better in 3D, but I’m talking a future where you don’t have to put ‘in 3D’ on the movie poster anymore, the same way you don’t put ‘in color’ on posters anymore.”
Ah, yes. A future when all movies, even vacuous rom-coms and overwrought family dramas are in 3D. A future where a desperate to find Mr. Right Jennifer Aniston will fire a Jimmy Choo pump at her not ready to commit boyfriend and it will feel like we the audience are being struck in the face. I can’t wait for this magical future Cameron speaks of.
C’mon, Jimmy. Why not admit you’re hocking all this 3D technology in an effort to fill your own pockets? Since you know how to do 3D the right way, you and your expertise will prove invaluable should all this come to pass.
Like it was for a brief time in the ’80s, 3D is nothing more than a fad. Sure, Avatar looked amazing, but not every flick can follow suit. The Hurt Locker was a nuanced drama with moments of intense action, not a larger than life sci-fi epic. People are now watching movies on phones, tablet devices and laptops. It’s not about 3D or 2D, it’s about immediacy and convenience. Methinks Cameron has spent too much time in his ivory tower to realize his vision of the future isn’t shared by younger generations.