It was more or less inevitable. You can’t release a big, summer tentpole movie anymore without it being offered in both 3-D and 2-D, that is unless you’re name is Christopher Nolan. And Guillermo del Toro‘s name is definitely not “Christopher Nolan.”
Yes, it seems that Pacific Rim is going to be seen in 3-D too when it comes out next summer, quite nearly over the dead body of del Toro if his comments from this past July’s Comic Con are to be believed:
I didn’t want to make the movie 3D because when you have things that big, the thing that happens naturally is you’re looking at two buildings at 300 feet. If you move, the buildings don’t go like this (moves his hands closer together), there’s no parallax. They’re so big that you barely notice anything no matter how fast you’re moving, so to force the 3D effect on robots and monsters that are supposed to be that high, you’re making them miniaturized, you’re making them human-scale. I knew that the 3D effect sounded like a great idea, but it was gonna be counter.
The studio, Warner Bros., apparently disagreed with del Toro’s artistic justifications for going 3-D-less, and found the extra couple of bucks per movie ticket too appealing to turn down. I know for my part I won’t see Pacific Rim in 3-D if I can help it. Since having one too many bad experiences with 3-D conversions, unless a movie was filmed in 3-D, I don’t see it in 3-D. Conversion still sucks. Just my personal opinion. Feel free to discuss below.
Pacific Rim Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman will be in theaters – 3-D and 2-D – on July 12th, 2013.
Source: Geek Tyrant