James Cameron Says He Liked AQUAMAN But Explains That it Was Very Unrealistic
It’s no secret that James Cameron loves the ocean and everything that dwells in it. This has been made apparent in the films and documentaries that he has made over the years. He also kind of has a connection with Aquaman as he was the guy who directed the movie in the HBO series Entourage.
During an recent interview with Yahoo, the filmmaker was asked what he thought about James Wan’s Aquaman. While he liked and appreciated what the film did and how it touched on actual ecosystems, he also explained that the underwater physics were very unrealistic.
“I think its great fun. I never could have made that film, because it requires this kind of total dreamlike disconnection from any sense of physics or reality. 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.”
The director goes on to explain that due to his “thousands of hours underwater” as a deep-sea diver, it was hard for him to connect to the film “because it doesn’t look real.” Cameron also said that if he would’ve made Aquaman, he would have included more environmental activism. But, he did applaud what Wan did include in that respect:
“They did throw in a couple of things with whales and things like that to remind us that we are kind of using the ocean as a toilet and as a garbage dump. So I applaud the film for that.”
In all honesty, I would have loved to see what James Cameron would have done with an Aquaman film, but we will get to see how he handles the ocean in all it’s glory in his upcoming Avatar sequels.