You’re both wrong

James Cameron, director of Avatar:

I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that (Piranha 3D) is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip.

Random guy, producer of Piranha 3D:

Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process – which is certainly a team sport – that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric.

Jim, you’re wrong because while yes, Piranha 3D reminds one of a time when franchises like Friday the 13th and Jaws used the 3D gimmick to try to get people to see their latest terrible installments, there’s still nothing inherently wrong with a silly, self-aware genre pic using 3D to enhance the thrill ride. This does not hurt the advancement of the 3D movement.

Random guy, you’re wrong because Piranha 3D is damaging to the 3D movement because its 3D is terrible. Terrible. Not neutral, not unnecessary, but flat-out eye-rapingly bad. It was a post-conversion hatchet job that looked like a pop-up book dipped in a river of shit. It’s exactly the type of cheap cash-in (along with other crap like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland) that will help erase any goodwill engendered in audiences by Avatar‘s sumptuous use of the third dimension.

Jim, shut up and get back to making movies.

Random guy, shut up and get back to making mov-

Actually, just shut up, because your list of production credits is awful.