James Cameron loves the ocean and everything that lives in it. This has been made obvious in the movies and documentaries that he has made over the years. He also kind of has a relationship with Aquaman as he was the person who directed the film in the HBO series Entourage.
During a recent interview with Yahoo, the filmmaker was asked what he thought about James Wan’s Aquaman. While he liked and recognized what the movie did and how it felt on actual ecosystems, he also told that the underwater physics were very unrealistic.
“I think its great fun. I never could have made that film, because it requires this kind of total dreamlike disconnection from any sense of physics or reality. People just kind of zoom around underwater, because they propel themselves mentally, I guess, I don’t know. But it’s cool! You buy it on its own terms.”
The director furthers explains “thousands of hours underwater” as a deep-sea diver, it was hard for him to connect to the film “because it doesn’t look real.” Cameron also said that if he would’ve made Aquaman, he would have included more environmental activism. But, he did applaud what Wan did include in that respect:
“They did throw in a couple of things with whales and things like that to remind us that we are kind of using the ocean as a toilet and as a garbage dump. So I applaud the film for that.”