Sunday, May 8, 2011

...Star Wars 3D (The 6 we watched in 2D wasn't enough?).

Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have announce the launch of Star Wars in 3D, beginning with Episode 1: The Phantom Menace,  in 2012.

"There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive."  (

Yes, the "Star Wars" experience is unlike any other, but do we really need it in 3D?

We've already had to sit through 6 - in descending order and they were great, so why mess up a good thing? I'm all for 3D when it matters, but in the case of Star Wars - I don't think it really matters. 

We love the film without a 360 degree R2-D2, so there is no point.

Star Wars wasn't shot for 3D and by that, I mean that the proper camera techniques were not used during production to make this an effective 3D film. Graphically, they will be able to achieve slightly more dimension than the original films, but not enough to warrant a new collection of Blue Rays.

George Lucas proved that he was an "action-sci fi pioneer" with his Lightsabers and realistic space battles. Because of this, Star Wars was put in a league of its own, making it a classic film and cultivating a niche audience. It will always be respected and loved for what it is and what it did for filmmaking. Hence, the reason why manipulating it for today's viewer is unnecessary and almost disrespectful to the wonder that is Star Wars.

3D doesn't make a film better, it's just makes a film 3D.

3D doesn't make Star Wars better, it just makes Star Wars 3D and it would be senseless to watch this 6 more times for the curiosity of an extended laser beam.

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