Cameron: Donít Watch Avatar on Your iPhone. Or Laptop.
We agree: the Avatar is an amazing cinematic experience, best seen in the cinema or a huge TV (preferrably 3D, if you can afford it). Today, however, people are used to consume multimedia on a variety of screen sizes, and watching a full-length movie on a cell phone, laptop, or a tablet isnít unusual.
James Cameron will have none of that. Talking about the upcoming Blu-ray release of Avatar, he said that watching the movie on an iPhone is ďdumbĒ.
ďI donít feel that Iím making movies for iPhones. If someone wants to watch it on an iPhone, Iím not going to stop them, especially if theyíre paying for it, but I donít recommend it. I think itís dumb, when you have characters that are so small in the frame that theyíre not visible,Ē Cameron said.
Cameron feels (almost) the same about laptops. ďI donít know. Iíve never watched Avatar on a laptop. I guess it probably works, but I donít recommend it,Ē he said.
While we agree that small screens arenít the best way to enjoy a movie, there are certain situations (on the subway, on a vacation) where itís perfectly acceptable (and enjoyable) to watch movies on a device like an iPhone, laptop, or (gasp!) an iPad.
What do you think? Would you ever watch a movie such as Avatar on a smartphone, tablet or a laptop, or will the screen size of these devices ruin the experience so much itís not worth it at all?