James Cameron, the famed Hollywood film director, appears to have hopelessly gone to the “woke side.”
This is suggested by his decision to cut massive “gun violence” scenes from his new movie, “Avatar 2: The Way of Water,” and an interview in which he condemned gun “fetishism.”
Cameron Goes Anti-Gun as Americans Fight to Defend Second Amendment
Cameron is renowned for making movies such as Terminator, Terminator 2, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic – as well as the first film in the Avatar franchise, Avatar, released in 2009.
While his earlier films, such as Terminator 2 and Aliens, are particularly iconic and contain plenty of “gun violence,” as it is crucial to the development of the stories, the Hollywood director is now renouncing such scenes, a HotAir commentary points out.
Cameron actually went ahead and cut 10 minutes of “gun violence” from “Avatar 2: The Way of Water,” which has just been released in movie theaters worldwide.
The report quotes an interview that the Avatar director gave to Esquire Middle East in which he admits to erasing supposedly problematic “gun violence” scenes from the movie sequel.
In Cameron’s own words, he slashed the “gunplay action” because he wanted to strike a “balance” between “light and dark,” while deleting “some of the ugliness.”
Cameron argued he now wants to present “moral crime” and didn’t want to “fetishize the gun” as he did it in the Terminator movies more than 30 years ago. Cameron insisted the situation with guns in today’s American society “turns” his stomach.
James Cameron cut out 10 min. of gun violence from #Avatar2: "I look back on films I’ve made, and I don’t know if I would make that film now. I don’t know if I would want to fetishize the gun…What’s happening with guns in our society turns my stomach." https://t.co/QyO53fCarW
— Variety (@Variety) December 27, 2022
James Cameron cut 10 minutes from 'Avatar: The Way of Water' so as not to 'fetishize' gun violence. https://t.co/OkQDGZPUV1
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 28, 2022
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) December 28, 2022
Seeking to Expunge His Own Masterpieces
The now-woke film director’s anti-gun comments come at a time when patriotic, law-abiding Americans are struggling to beat back the legal encroachments from the gun control crowd.
In denouncing his own old movies, such as Terminator 2, Cameron is erasing morally sophisticated stories of good versus evil, where the good guys rely upon their weapons to save the world and destroy evil, Hot Air author David Strom underscores in his commentary.
Strom points out that the so-called “gun violence” in Terminator and Aliens makes perfect sense, not because it fetishized guns, but because of its importance to the stories in which guns were the good guys’ “tools.”
Without them, they would have had no way of destroying evil.
The author stresses evidence is increasingly showing that wokeness cannot go together with “good entertainment.” He references the two-dimension world of the first Avatar movie, in which “evil white males” are attacking a “peaceful native culture.”
Strom adds that wokeness seeks to destroy violent conflict and moral ambiguities in film to subjugate the movies to its own Marxist-Communist narratives.
Cameron seems to have fallen prey to woke pressure, as he now seeks to expunge his own masterpieces because, from today’s progressive point of view, they promote “gun violence,” an allegation having nothing to do with the truth.
The only time being woke is a good thing is when it shortens a movie that still ended up being too long https://t.co/oR2mCXVqZs
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 28, 2022
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.
The woke: If you’re a white person who does nothing to help then you’re racist.
James Cameron: Alright. I’ll make a blockbuster film about the native American struggle.
The woke: That’s cultural appropriation! You’re racist! Boycott Avatar 2! #Avatar2
— Amala Ekpunobi (@amalaekpunobi) December 21, 2022