Steven Soderbergh Latest to Praise James Cameron's Avatar
by Alex Billington
April 29, 2009
Join the club! Is there anyone that we haven't heard from yet who has seen a glimpse of James Cameron's Avatar and been amazed? Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh was the latest to chime in on just how groundbreaking and revolutionary Avatar will be. ComingSoon was talked with Soderbergh during the Tribeca Film Festival and when talking about why he thought recent films didn't have quite the impact or longevity as classics, he stopped to bring up Avatar. At first he said that the volume of movies being made and seen make it hard for anything to have the cultural impact of a movie like The Godfather anymore.
But then Soderbergh said Avatar could be one of those benchmark movies again. "I've seen some stuff and holy sh*t. It's the craziest sh*t ever. That could negate everything I just said," he exclaimed. Wow, that's some very high praise, especially coming from a filmmaker who is usually on the bleeding edge anyway (he shot Che entirely on the Red camera system). I guess we can add Soderbergh to the ever-growing list of big time filmmakers who have seen footage from Avatar and are already called it a revolution. Most recently, it was Sony's president of production Amy Pascal who said the same. Can December get here any sooner?!