AceShowbiz - James Cameron has very mixed feelings about "Aquaman". While calling it "fun" and saying that he enjoyed watching it, the Academy Award-winning director doesn't like the underwater scenes because it doesn't look realistic.
Cameron made a cameo appearance on "Entourage", playing himself who was about to make his first foray into comic book movies with the DC superhero. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, he shared his thought on James Wan's pic, "I think its great fun. I think its a movie I could have never made."
"Truthfully. I could have never made that film because it requires this total dreamlike disconnect from any sense of physics or reality," he added. "It exists somewhere between a Greek mythic landscape and a fairy tale landscape. And people just kind of zoom around underwater, because they propel themselves mentally, I guess, I don't know. But it's cool! You buy it on its own terms."
As an avid deep-sea diver, Cameron claimed, "I've spent thousands of hours underwater. I'm very literal about my underwater. It needs to look like it's real. And while I can enjoy that film I don't resonate with it because it doesn't look real."
While acknowledging the movie's attempt to raise awareness about preserving the ocean, Cameron said it wasn't enough. He added, "And by the way, ['Aquaman'] doesn't help us with our issues of actually understanding the ocean and exploring the ocean and preserving the ocean - though they did throw in a couple things like whales and things like that to remind us we are using the ocean as a garbage dump, so I applaud the film for that."
Cameron, whose upcoming "Avatar" sequels have been filmed underwater, went on comparing the Warner Bros. film with his own works. "Yeah, I couldn't have made that movie. We're doing a lot of underwater in the 'Avatar' sequels and it's going to have such a different feel," he said.
"Aquaman" has become a huge hit for Warner Bros., raking in over $1 billion worldwide. Cameron, who previously crossed the mark with "Titanic" and "Avatar", jokingly said to Wan, "Come back when you hit your second billion and you're on your way to your third - then we'll talk."