James Cameron On Why ‘Star Wars’ Wasn’t Up To Scratch; And Why People Should Eat Less Meat

James Cameron, the world-class filmmaker, is considered an expert in the domain of film-making and his reviews on any movie are taken very seriously. Apart from directing movies like Terminator and Titanic, James Cameron has also directed impactful movies like Avatar which were made using advanced technology. The veteran director, who is also a sci-fi movie buff, holds the opinion that Star Wars: The Force Awakens failed to match the creativity and imagination of its earlier prequels.

Gizmodo reports that James Cameron did not like the latest installment in the Star Wars series as he candidly stated that the direction lacked the visual imagination required to create a masterpiece.

According to Time, the director voiced his criticism during an interview which was streamed on YouTube.

“I have to say that I felt that George’s [Lucas] group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before.”

However, James Cameron was quick to point out that J.J. Abrams, the 2015 Star Wars movie director, was no minor player in the field of movie direction. In fact, the Titanic director admitted that he had immense respect for J.J. Abrams and that he has no plans of releasing the upcoming Avatar 2 along with Star Wars 8; the next installment in the Star Wars series which is due to be released in 2017.

This means that thousands of fans who have been waiting eagerly for the release of the much-anticipated Avatar 2 will have to wait until 2018 before the movie can see the light of day. However, the main reason for delaying the release of Avatar‘s first sequel is that James Cameron apparently wishes to have four sequels in the Avatar film series. Initially slated to be released in 2014, Avatar 2 is now tentatively slated to be released in December, 2018.

According to Game N Guide, Avatar 2 will show the protagonists fighting an alien species.

Additionally, the upcoming sequel will also show the resurrection of those characters that died in the 2009’s Avatar. Avatar 2 will make fans witness the comeback of Col. Miles Quatrich, who will be evolving across the Avatar film series. Additionally, Dr. Grace Augustine, the head of the Avatar program, is also scheduled to make a comeback in Avatar 2. Played by Sigourney Weaver, Dr. Augustine played a key role in the earlier installment by providing vital assistance to the protagonist Jake Sully in Avatar. James Cameron has imagined Avatar 2 to have new habitats, new friends and of course new enemies to make the movie even more entertaining.

James Cameron is proud of his upcoming Avatar 2 and he passionately works to create the spectacular and complex worlds shown in Avatar. The director took the opportunity to make a public service announcement on the set of Avatar 2. According to Nerdist, James Cameron has teamed with his Terminator pal Arnold Schwarzenegger to urge people to eat less meat for the betterment of the world.

James and Arnold are both vegans and they are appealing to their fans to follow suit. The two have conveyed the “Less Meat, Less Heat” message in association with WildAid and the Chinese Nutrition Society by linking meat eating to climate change. Instead of focusing on public health, the Hollywood celebrities explain the adverse impact of the meat industries on the environment.

Like his films in the Avatar series, James Cameron’s public service announcement has been targeted to influence both American and Chinese audiences. The teaser of the public announcement shows the Terminator star wandering around the set of Avatar 2, wearing a virtual reality headset. Linking animal agriculture with greenhouse gas emission may be a far-fetched idea for many, however, there is also a good chance that die-hard fans of the two Hollywood heavyweights will at least consider the message they are trying to convey.

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