Cameron Promises Not to Amp Up Eco-Messages for 'Avatar' Sequels

Director James Cameron isn’t shy about touting his green vision for the globe – even if he refuses to debate those who don’t see the eco-world his way.

But Cameron, currently prepping to shoot two sequels to his mega-smash ‘Avatar,’ told ‘Nightline‘ he won’t be so heavy handed when incorporating his environmental beliefs into the sequels.

James Cameron

‘The [environmental] themes will be there and be played out in a way that people can accept. I’m not going to become more strident. I’m not gonna say, ‘we got away with this much environmental content in the first movie. Now, let’s double it.’ That would be a mistake. It has to be entertainment first and foremost.’

He’s right, of course. But even those who marveled at the new world created in Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ found the film’s preachiness – and strident anti-military themes – hard to swallow.

Cameron remains a top-notch action director, someone eager to test drive the latest movie technology for our pleasure. But he’s a ham-fisted storyteller who doesn’t realize how tall he stood on the ‘Avatar’ soap box the first time around.

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