Watch James Cameron Artfully Avoid Revealing How He Feels About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

While most know James Cameron for his impressive directing resume, it looks like many fans may soon see him as a master evader following a recent interview where he was asked about his thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Spoiler: He doesn't look like he liked it very much.

In the brief clip above, you can watch James stumble for a second after reporter Hannah Litchfield asks him he'd seen the newest Star Wars film - and most importantly - what he thought about it. What ensues can only be described as some Olympic-level verbal gymnastics as James artfully dances around his feelings for the film.

He says, "Well, George Lucas is a friend of mine, and he and I were having a good conversation the other day about it. I don't want to say too much about the film. I also have a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams, and I want to see where they're taking it next. You know, see what they're doing with it."

Ouch. When someone won't talk about a project because of their respect for its director, it sounds like bad feelings might be the source of their hesitancy. Or, perhaps, it's not like that at all. It could simply be that James is wanting to hold off on his final judgements until he's seen the newest Star Wars trilogy in all its intergalactic glory.

He did, however, take a moment to compare Abrams' Star Wars with George Lucas' original work. "I have to say that I felt George's group of six films had more innovative visual imagination. Yeah, this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you'd seen before and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters so, for me, the jury's out. I want to see where they go with it," he said.

For now, it seems as if James is on the fence with the film. While the acclaimed director avoided admitting his like or dislike directly, fans are now analyzing the interview to suss out how James' true thoughts on the piece.

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However, despite fans' best efforts, it seems that the only person privy to James' thoughts are the man himself.