James Cameron has a message for people complaining about the runtime of his new ‘Avatar’ movie. If you don’t have a wiz, then shut up and stop fussing.

In a wide-ranging interview with Empire, the esteemed director discussed various topics. He shared that, among other things, he might not direct ‘Avatar 4’ or ‘5’. Instead, he should pass the baton to other filmmakers, as he apparently has other things to do.

In this sit-down, Jason Cameron is getting anticipatory about future viewers bitching about the likely 3-hour plus movie, for which he has some words of wisdom.

Cameron says in part,

“I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch for eight hours. So I can almost write this part of the review. The agonizingly long three-hour movie. It’s like, give me a f***ing break. I’ve watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row.”

He adds,

“Here’s the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it’s okay to get up and go pee.”

It doesn’t make much sense unless he’s advocating that people miss parts of his movie rather than simply pee their pants.

In theaters, we cannot pause films. It seems that’s what he’s trying to convey. Working in a hard intermission, like in the old days, is one way to handle this organically.

His other really long movie, Titanic, didn’t have an intermission when it played in theaters in the ’90s. As a result, the VHS versions of the film are divided into two parts. 

The director doesn’t appear to think that audiences needing a bathroom break warrants shortening movies; he says they can take a break if needed.

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