As most of you know, the big news last month was that Lucasfilm has set the Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (and I think the prequels as well) to be re-released theatrically with a 3D Conversion, starting sometime in 2012. Well, it appears another classic saga will be getting the same treatment.
Blue Sky Disney is reporting a new rumor that LucasFilm will convert the entire Indiana Jones saga – Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull into the 3D format.
There’s not much known about this new Indy conversion, with the site claiming LucasFilm will officially announce the news next month. The site also reports that Raiders Of The Lost Ark will be the first movie released. It isn’t known when these movies will be hitting theaters in the 3D format.
I dunno how to feel about this. I’m on the “hate 3D” bandwagon. Well, I like 3D, but only when it’s called for (Avatar being the one true good use of it). I, like many of you am F’N sick of every movie getting the 3D treatment. It’s a ridiculously overused, wallet raping gimmick (like $3 tacked on to already overpriced ticket). It’s good for special occasions and films that it’s intended for, but every movie? It’s becoming tiresome. Now, the question is, would this be a special occasion? Would Indiana Jones in 3D be worth seeing? I’m actually inclined to think so. With the exception of The Last Crusade I never saw the first two films in the theater. I’d love to see them on the big screen. And, I’m pretty goddamn sure you would too. Sure, re-releases are nothing but studio and creative money grabs, but for us fans it’s a nice treat. What of the 3D? It certainly lends itself to the Star Wars saga (who wouldn’t want to see the Death Star trench run in 3D?), but Indy? Not so much. Then again, I’d gladly pay an extra 3 bucks to see the Nazi face melt scene at the end of Raiders. That might actually be worth it. Also, keep in mind that 3D is still huge draw for the average movie goer. If it brings people to the theater who never saw Indy, or they wish to introduce it to their kids and 3D is that extra thing that hooks em’ in then that’s a good thing, right?
This is certainly a debatable subject. I’m sure you have your own opinion on this. Please do share with the group. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.