James Cameron's latest film, Avatar, is set to hit theaters next week. The CGI heavy film has taken Cameron over fifteen years to create, delayed by Cameron's own busy schedule, Hollywood politicking, and the sorry state of computer technology in the mid 1990s.
To give Cracked readers the inside scoop on the big movie of the holiday season, I met Mr. Cameron at his office in Los Angeles after some mild subterfuge. There we talked about the film, and the lengthy process involved in bringing his vision to the screen. ___ Chris Bucholz: Hello Mr. Cameron. James Cameron: Oh Please, call me James. CB: OK, sure James. I guess first off, I'd like to say I'm just a huge, huge fan of yours. JC: Glad to hear it.
____ The interview ended not long after that, and it turns out I did barf a little in the elevator on the way out. As for my actual impressions of the Avatar film, I'll say that the special effects look amazing, and so long as the image of James Cameron making slow, unhurried love to another James Cameron wearing a little cowboy outfit doesn't enter our mind, you'll probably enjoy it. __
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