Avatar director James Cameron wasn't looking to make any friends on the right when he wrote environmental and anti-war themse into the popular movie. He said as much during a press conference yesterday in which he was asked about Glenn Beck. Beck had called Cameron "the anti-Christ" for his work on the 2007 documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus which took a critical eye at the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Cameron didn't hold back in his response, calling him names not fit to print and calling him dangerous. The Hollywood Reporter asked the director what he meant by that and Cameron answered, "He's dangerous because his ideas are poisonous. I couldn't believe when he was on CNN. I thought, what happened to CNN? Who is this guy? Who is this madman? And then of course he wound up on Fox News, which is where he belongs, I guess."

Avatar is being released to DVD on April 22, aka Earth Day. At the press conference Cameron expressed concerns for the next generation when he said "Look, at this point I'm less interested in making money for the movie and more interested in saving the world that my children are going to inhabit. How about that? I mean look, I didn't make this movie with these strong environmental anti-war themes in it to make friends on the right, you know."

I guess after you make some of the most watched and profitable movies of all time, the next step up is to help save the world. I'm glad we have him on our side.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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