James Cameron did not like Piranha 3-D very much AT ALL. Seeing as the director cut his teeth helming a sequel to the original way back when, the following may seem a little harsh (but not when you take into account that he was actually sacked after a couple of days). The director spoke to Vanity Fair and spewed this when quizzed on the enjoyable genre romp:
"I worked on Piranha 2 for a few days and got fired off of it; I don’t put it on my official filmography. So there’s no sort of fond connection for me whatsoever. In fact, I would go even farther and say that... I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that 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. And that’s not what’s happening now with 3-D. It is a renaissance - right now the biggest and the best films are being made in 3-D. Martin Scorsese is making a film in 3-D. Disney’s biggest film of the year - Tron: Legacy - is coming out in 3-D. So it’s a whole new ballgame." What, and Clash of the Titans was better, just because it isn't a horror? Pah!
Cameron also revealed we'll be seeing a new version of Titanic in 3-D, which I couldn't give less of a sh*t about if Amanda Brunker's mush was CGI'd onto the top of Winslet's neck. Make another film, Jim; one that hopefully doesn't take over a decade.