As we close in on the August 1st release date for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, we’re learning all kinds of interesting and quite frankly, fabulous tid-bits about the production. This time around James Gunn discusses the 3D and IMAX 3D versions of the film and what viewers can expect.

Gunn took to his Facebook page late last night and posted this:

Just got out of working on the Guardians cut for IMAX 3D and I’m unbelievably excited about it. Guardians of the Galaxy has been planned as a 3D film from its very inception. Yes, if you see the film in 2D, you’ll get a full experience. But the 3D experience promises a little something extra. Unlike many directors, I’ve been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it’s spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. 3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D.

As an EXTRA benefit for those who see the film in IMAX 3D, we will be changing aspect ratios throughout the film in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing. I’ve personally chosen all the places where the changes occur and, again, I love how it’s coming along. The changing aspect ratios in this case are actually a part of the storytelling.

Just wanted to share some of this stuff with you guys since I haven’t had a chance to talk about the 3D much. Hope you’re all having a great day. Hi!

Gunn is pretty active on that Facebook page, (or at least one of his staff of assistants are), and there’s some interesting posts to check out. Forgive this old man nerd rant. I’m not a big fan of 3D, probably because of the attempts in the past that have left my nerdy heart hanging. Back in the day the local television stations would run a big promotion and send out paper 3D glasses so you could watch a Godzilla movie in 3D on your TV at home. It was never very good.
I guess I should give this new technology a try If I do it will be for Guardians of the Galaxy, but I’ll still probably see it first in 2D. What do you all think of 3D these days? Is it worth the extra cost? I wear glasses, does that affect my viewing pleasure?
Via: ComingSoon

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