"His betters?" Really?
Ellison and Dean are probably more creative and original before they have their coffee in the morning than Cameron is all damned day. (Side note: Would love to see an Ellison story illustrated by Dean)
And, beside which, Avatar
was a much better movie when it was Lawrence of Arabia
, Dances With Wolves
, and The Last Samurai
. (And probably half a dozen other movies and TV shows I can't think off off the top of my head right now with essentially the same plot-line.)