And not because of the 3D but because of the release schedule. I hear ya, Elijah! Just last night when I was at the movies waiting to go in to The Muppets (Review here!) we were standing in front of the poster for the 3D release of Episode I: A Phantom Menace. It releases in February of next year, followed by Episode II in 2013, Episode III in 2014 and so on. Meaning we’ll be waiting until 2015 before we can see the film that started it all, y’know, Star Wars (None of this A New Hope bullshit.) in 3D. Or hell, just seeing it in theatres again!
Tell us how this makes you feel, Elijah.
We have to wait three movies to get to the f&%$ing good s%@#, it’s unbelievable. I’m like, ‘We have to wait three years for that? You’re doing Episode I first? What a bummer!
Know what the really aggravating part is? Everyone at Lucasfilm knows we’ll come out in droves to see Episode I anyway. They don’t care! They’ll still get their money, we’ll be gladly giving it to them as we bitch and moan about how they’re re-releasing them out of order. I don’t fucking care what number is on the movie, for the saga to work as a comprehensible, intriguing epic you need to watch it 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. I’ll even let you do some screwy line-up like 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, as long as Episode IV comes first. They’re called prequels for a reason, George!
Anyway, so that’s frustrating. Wood also mentioned what he thought of the Lord of the Rings trilogy being converted to 3D. The Hobbit is currently being filmed in 3D and I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re just dying to see how beautiful and engrossing Middle Earth will look. But post-converting the trilogy?
I think it would be cool to see. There’s talk of releasing a dimensionalised trilogy eventually. I’m okay with doing post-process 3D, as long as someone takes the time. What I’m upset about is when a movie doesn’t have the budget and the time to devote to it and they’re not fine-tuning the detail of that, because it can look really bad and cheap. But I know that they wouldn’t dimensionalise it unless it was a super meticulous process.
I’d hope who’d ever be in charge of the arduous task of converting Lord of the Rings to 3D would take their time. In fact, they should start that now, then maybe once the Star Wars saga is gone from theatres we can start anew.
Source: The Mary Sue