There’s been lots of blame going around over the deaths of five people aboard the OceanGate submersible that was reported missing during a voyage to see the submerged wreck of the Titanic. And people haven’t been shy about placing blame and wondering why anyone would want to board a tiny death trap of a vessel just to catch glimpses of a rusty crusty Titanic through a little window. But filmmaker/ocean explorer/Titanic whisperer James Cameron says the real person at fault here is the sub’s captain, Stockton Rush, who doubles as the CEO of OceanGate.
When movie theater attendance took a nose-dive after the availability of streaming and COVID-19 restrictions, Tom Cruise and James Cameron [Kim Kardashian voice] got up off their ass and worked! Tommy and Jimmy became the Captain Save A Hos of cinema by getting people to see movies in theaters with Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water. Yet when “Hollywood’s Biggest Night,” aka the Oscars, happened on Sunday night, both were no-shows.
If you have three and a half hours of your day to sit through a movie that’s a visual representation of what happens after sprinkling MiracleGro on the Smurf Village, then you need to see Avatar: The Way Of Water immediately. Since its release in December of last year, the film has become an international success, which must keep director James Cameron moooo-ing with pride as the cash cow of Tinsel Town. But one of his other films, Titanic, featured a different kind of blue people (the frozen kind). And it has sunken down one slot to become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time since The Way of Water has gone on to make a whopping $2.2433 billion at the worldwide box office and is locked in at the number three slot.
Okay, So James Cameron’s Scientific “Titanic” Door Study Proved It’s Possible That Jack Could’ve Survived After All
Titanic (the movie) turned 25 this past December, and leading up to its anniversary, its director James Cameron has been talking a lot about it. James already let us know that Leonardo DiCaprio almost didn’t play Jack because he wasn’t interested in auditioning. And then, last month, it was announced that James had conducted an extremely important study to prove that there’s no way Jack could’ve survived if Rose made room for him on that door. And he put theories to the test in a new National Geographic special that shows Rose was not just being selfish and using Jack for conversation until the lifeboats arrived. And well, James was wrong because there is a way that Jack could’ve lived BUT…
Avatar: The Way Of Water has already made $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and apparently, this successful action movie was all done with James Cameron specifically editing out over 10 minutes of footage because he doesn’t want to contribute to glorifying gun violence. Wow… it’s actually inconceivable there is any more footage that can exist of this 3-hour and 12 minutes-long movie. Just how fucking long was this thing going to be before it got edited down? James also put on his mourning veil over the loss of all the movies he wasn’t able to make because his brain was deep in everything Na’vi.
James Cameron Laughs At Matt Damon Losing Out On $250 Million By Not Being A Part Of The First “Avatar”
Back in the day, Matt Damon was supposed to be in the first Avatar movie, but he couldn’t make it work because he had to do the final Bourne film. Because of it, he missed out on a huge payout since Avatar went on to make more than $2 billion and would have earned Matt a payday in the hundreds of millions from percentage earnings. Since the sequel, Avatar: The Way Of Water, is out now, director James Cameron is busy doing all the press about it and also thanking himself for representing women so amazingly. During the press rounds, he was asked about Matt’s joke that he’ll go down in history as the actor who turned down the most money in the world. James’ thoughts? “Get over it!”–which is probably the same thing Matt’s daughter told him when he had to stop saying the F-slur.