James Cameron: ‘It Was Bleak’

There weren’t any explosions on the ocean floor, so maybe the man who brought us Avatar and The Terminator just got bored. Although the director James Cameron called his record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench a “heckuva ride,” it didn’t sound that spectacular. “It was bleak. It looked like the moon. I didn’t see a fish,” he said. He also had to surface three hours earlier than planned Monday because hydraulic fluid began leaking. “Next dive. Gotta leave something for the next one,” he said.