What do you do when you have a major natural disaster? You call in James Cameron. If he can’t fix it, he will remove the problem digitally with groundbreaking special effects.
THR is reporting today that the director of Titanic and Avatar took part in a brainstorming session with scientists, academics and government officials Tuesday on how to contain the 6-week-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone who has been following this story will note that this is probably a new low for the situation, one that continues to get worse thanks to moronic management at BP Oil.
That said, considering the lack of success BP is having in containing the leak, a little science fiction may be in order. At every turn, they have failed to contain a leak that is now killing countless amounts of wildlife in the region.
But why James Cameron? Perhaps because he “studied physics at college and helped develop deep sea submersible equipment and other underwater ocean technology for the making of series of documentaries exploring the wrecks of the Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck some two miles below the surface.” That sounds about right. The man is a relative expert in what it takes to work deep under water. He’s also a nice publicity diversion for government agents who don’t have any viable solutions as to how they are going to stop this oil spill and save the regional environment from increasingly catastrophic results.
But hey, at least they’re trying, right?