scifiwire.com caught up with director James Cameron for an exclusive interview in which he discuss’s the negative fan buzz surrounding Avatar. He says he is well aware of what fans have been saying.
“All anyone has seen is the 25 minutes of various scenes we showed at Comic-Con—and that’s not the movie! How can fans judge it by that?” He goes on to defend Avatar which is set on the planet of Pandora and it’s tall, blue skinned inhibitants the Na’vi as well as the human-engineered “Avatars”. “I set out to make a film that’s like the stuff that played on the projection screen of my mind when I was a teenager, informed by science fiction,” Cameron says. “And I wanted to do original stuff, all those creatures and landscapes and plants and animals that I’d been drawing and noodling out over some 20 years. And fans really love this kind of depth and detail, so when I began Avatar I really put a lot of energy and focus into a sense of completeness in detail of the world, for that very reason.” He goes on to say : If fans are “disappointed” with the film’s blue alien race, Cameron stresses that “I wasn’t going for the alien. I wasn’t going for the ugly and strange. I was going for something that’s an expression of beautiful human movement in the film. They symbolize the best of us in the way the film works subconsciously, which I feel is aspirational. What they really are is a heightened sense of ourselves and what we could and should be.” He closes his thoughts by saying that he’s very confident the Avatar haters will get it and enjoy it “If I can just get ’em in the damn theater, the film will act on them in the way it’s supposed to, in terms of taking them on an amazing journey and giving them this rich emotional experience”.
Here is a less than short open letter from us here at nerdbastards in regards to Cameron’s statements. (after the jump)