“The double standards are mind-blowing”: As James Cameron Faces Criticism For Re-Releasing Avatar, Fans Ask Why Spider-Man: No Way Home is Getting Second Theatrical Release in Less Than a Year

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James Cameron’s immense commercial success with Titanic in 1997 was one for the record books. But breaking the record for box-office success after Titanic was Avatar in 2009, which was also directed by Cameron himself! To say that Cameron is a proven blockbuster director would be putting it lightly, and he plans on breaking that record again this year with the second Avatar movie.


Avatar:The Way of Water is the direct sequel to 2009’s Avatar. With Cameron gearing up to release the new movie, will the backlash (mainly from Marvel fans) surrounding the claims of Cameron releasing the second Avatar movie simply as a cash grab be justified? Here’s why the backlash is pretty hypocritical.

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A still from Avatar (2009)

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It’s Not A Big Deal Marvel Fans, James Cameron Is Just Doing What He Does Best

Honestly, all the hate for James Cameron, and especially from Marvel fans, is pretty unwarranted. Marvel fans were pretty adamant about the theory that Cameron was straight up doing an Avatar sequel as a cash grab, and they couldn’t have bitten their own tongue harder.

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James Cameron posing for a photo

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The backlash from Marvel fans comes as a truly hilarious and hypocritical reply to the release of Avatar: The Way of Water.


This is mainly because their beloved Spider-Man: No Way Home (which, mind you, is a great movie too) is getting a re-release in theaters this year despite its initial release back in December 2021. Does that ring a bell, Marvel fans?

To explain further, haters just simply cannot disregard such an amazing director, who has continuously put out great movies, and his success is displayed simply by looking at the fact that Titanic was the highest-grossing movie before Avatar broke its record, both of which were directed by Cameron!

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You Simply Cannot Question The Fact That James Cameron Is A Revolutionary Director

James Cameron has undisputedly been one of the most influential directors of our time, with legendary actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, among others, praising the director for giving his most when making a movie, and demanding that everyone on set does everything perfectly.

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James Cameron on the set of Titanic

One of the many aspects that is often ignored and overshadowed by Cameron’s ability to deliver visceral visual experiences to movie fans is the fact that he pioneered the use of 3D cameras, a method that further inspired directors like Michael Bay and Baz Luhrmann to shoot their movies.


It’s absolutely outrageous for someone to discredit Cameron’s ability as a director, and their insults that reduce him to being a silly cash-grabbing moviemaker is downright audacious.

Avatar: The Way of Water is set to release in theaters in various formats on December 16, 2022.


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