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James Cameron Was Never Cool: That’s Why He’s Great


This week on In the Frame the video series, Darren explains how James Cameron has always been a corny, not-cool filmmaker, and that heart and earnestness is what often defines his movies like Avatar: The Way of Water, Titanic, and, to an extent, even The Terminator and Aliens.

About the author

Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic at large for The Escapist. He writes the twice-weekly In the Frame column, writes and voices the In the Frame videos, provides film reviews and writes the weekly Out of Focus column. Plus, occasionally he has opinions about other things as well. Darren lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He also writes for The Irish Independent, the country’s second largest broadsheet, and provides weekly film coverage for radio station Q102. He co-hosts the weekly 250 podcast and he has also written three published books of criticism on The X-Files, Christopher Nolan and Doctor Who. He somehow finds time to watch movies and television on top of that. Ironically, his superpowers are at their strongest when his glasses are on.