09/12/2012 12:33 pm ET

James Cameron On 'The Avengers': 'It Was A Real Crowd-Pleaser'

James Cameron directed the only two films in box office history to gross more than "Marvel's The Avengers." So, what did the King of the World think of Joss Whedon's grab for his box-office throne?

"Oh I liked 'Avengers,'" Cameron told MTV. "I thought it was a real crowd-pleaser, lots of fun [and] funny, funnier than [I expected]. I thought leavening it was important because 'Titanic' is not exactly a laugh riot."

That might be the case, but the lack of laughs hasn't stopped "Titanic" fans from enjoying the film's resurgent press push in 2012.

Earlier this week, Kate Winslet's screen test for the film was revealed (the clip is part of the new "Titanic" Blu-ray release), showing the Oscar-winning actress starring opposite Jeremy Sisto and not Leonardo DiCaprio. (The "Clueless" star was reading the role of Jack Dawson.)

Winslet herself had fun during the "Titanic" re-release earlier this year. Asked about "My Heart Will Go On," the iconic Celine Dion song that accompanies the film, the actress said she couldn't help but want to throw up.

"I wish I could say 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't. I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll," she said. "Every time I go into a bar in a hotel where there's a live pianist, or into a restaurant where they're changing their music according to who walks into the door, it's thrilling for people to 'surprise me' with that song."

For more on what Cameron thought of "The Avengers," head over to MTV.

[via MTV]

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