James Cameron talks Avatar remake, filming experience – The Hollywood Reporter
James Cameron recently reviewed a completely remastered version Avatar with his kids, and that gets him excited about the movie’s upcoming re-release in theaters.
His kids, like so many people since Avatar was first released in 2009, watch movies on streaming or on Blu-ray, rather than on the big screen. When they watched it in the cinema with their father, they understood its grandeur a little better, which Cameron said he hopes will be the case for everyone who sees it in its re-release on the 23rd. September.
“Young movie fans have never had a chance to see it in the cinema,” Cameron said in an interview with The New York Times. “Even though they think they might have seen the movie, they haven’t actually seen it. And I was amazed, not only at its durability but also in how splendidly remodeled it was. ”
Although expected AvatarPlease again, Cameron admits that the way movies are watched today is different than when the original record-breaking film came out, with many people relying on streaming and home access to watch their content.
“We’ve had a world turning point towards easy indoor access, and that has a lot to do with the rise of streaming in general, and the pandemic, where we’ve really had to take risks. risked his life to go to the cinema,” he told the publication.
On the bright side, however, the filmmaker pointed to a “revival of the theater experience,” although it’s still down about 20% from pre-pandemic levels.
“People are craving that,” Cameron said. “It is slowly building back up. Part of that is due to the scarcity of the top titles that people want to see in theaters. But Avatar is the poster child for that. This is the kind of movie that you have to see in the theater. “
Avatar follows Sam Worthington’s Sully as he falls in love with Zoe Saldaña’s Neytiri and their joint efforts to save Pandora. In the highest-grossing film of all time, there is a striking message about caring for the environment and the resources it provides – a message filmmakers are still trying to this day. try to do with projects like Don’t look up.
While Cameron knows people must change their lifestyles to continue to conserve the environment, he explains that he doesn’t feel guilty that “his movie didn’t save the world”.
“I was certainly not the only voice back then, and certainly now I am not the only voice telling people they have to change,” he said. “Ask people to fundamentally change their behavioral patterns, is like asking them to change their religion.”
People don’t want to change, the Oscar winner continues, despite things like heatwaves in China, North America and Europe, as well as floods in Pakistan, all of which are the result of everyone who do not do their part in the care. of the environment.
“In the end, we will change or we will die. Avatar Cameron said. “It just reminds us of what we are losing. And it brings us back in touch with that childlike wonder of the natural world. As long as that beauty still resonates within us, there is hope.”