James Cameron, king of the box office once more, is speaking out against critics of his film “Avatar.”
It’s clear the director really should stay quiet.
The man behind “Aliens,” “Titanic” and now the blue-skinned creatures inhabiting his latest hit, tells Entertainment Weekly that he digs ecoterrorism. (WWTW note: cannont find link to this at ew.com … will keep looking. The issue in question hit my mailbox today. Interview appears on page 35)
And no, that’s not taken out of context.
EW asked Cameron to respond to some of the criticisms aimed at “Avatar.” Check out how he responded to this one:
EW: “Avatar” is the perfect eco-terrorism recruiting tool.”
JC: Good, good. I like that one. I consider that a positive review. I believe in ecoterrorism.”
Is he joking (there’s no – laughs – insert included in the text)?
Would he like it if someone bombed a McDonald’s selling some of his “Avatar” goodies? Surely they’re clogging the planet’s ecosystem, right?Heck, some have accused the burger chain of treating its food source inhumanely, too.
Is a blue-skinned Na’vi toy biodegradable?
What if someone dies during an ecoterrorist attack? Or if people lose their jobs because of it?
Not all acts of eco-terrorism are created equal. Some are enhanced forms of civil disobedience. But surely someone as smart as Cameron knows not to endorse such tactics without a significant disclaimer.
So where is the follow up question? And has success turned Cameron’s mind to mush?