With an early onset of overwhelmingly positive reviews, director James Cameron feels happy about Avatar: The Way of Water. In a rare moment, the veteran director praised Marvel and the MCU for his inspiration.
The director gave an interview wherein he talked about his movie, his excitement for the continued legacy, and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe helped him shape Avatar: The Way of Water.
James Cameron Took Inspiration From the MCU!
With heavy usage of visual effects and CGI to inspire his vivid story-telling, James Cameron had to get creative with the animations. Just days before Avatar: The Way of Water was all set to release in theaters, the director sat down for an interview with Brandon Davis.
During the run of the interview, the duo talked about Cameron’s usage of CGI and how it affects his movies, especially story-telling-wise. James Cameron goes on to praise Marvel Studios and the MCU for their usage of CGI, especially on the mad titan i.e., Thanos.
The video starts with James Cameron stating wholeheartedly that he will not be dissing Marvel or DC since he loves those movies. James Cameron answers the questions that the interviewer asks and later lands himself in a question about animation technology. When asked about whether is there any movie that keeps him motivated to do better animation, James Cameron answers…the MCU.
“WETA Effects, as its now known, is THE BEST. I mean ILM does great work but when it comes to the emotive facial stuff that we’re kind of doing, I mean Thanos…come on give me a break. You saw this movie, it’s not even close.”
The director can be seen stating that Thanos’ visual effects were some of the best effects that he had seen. WETA Effects is known for producing visual effects for movies like The Lord of the Rings, while ILM was founded by George Lucas for Disney during the earlier days. Suffice it to say, the Titanic director found the visual effects of Thanos and indirectly the MCU much better. Cameron used this VFX to drive his movie deeper into the story-telling lore that he has been known for and the initial reviews are indeed through the roof.
“Never Doubt James Cameron,” Says Early Reviews of Avatar 2
Following a world premiere in London, the press was finally allowed to get an early sneak at James Cameron’s magnum opus. As far as the early reviews are concerned, people went as far as to say that “Never doubt James Cameron”.
Fandango’s Erik Davis said,
“Bigger, better & more emotional than ‘Avatar,’ the film is visually breathtaking, visceral and incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest.”.
While Josh Horowitz, the host of the Happy Sad Podcast said
“James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done. I’ve said it a thousand times. Never doubt him. ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral and as big as movies get.”
James Cameron is all geared up and ready for the barrage of praises coming his way as Avatar: The Way of Water is set for a release date of 16th December 2022 in theaters across the globe.