While the idea of bringing back older films, giving them a new coat of paint called 3D conversion and sending them back out to the masses has its pros and cons, I like the idea. But we need to tread lightly, because if we don’t…well, I don’t think anyone would be busting through the gates to see The Bridges of Madison County in 3D.
But for now, here is where we stand: Disney has a slate of movies they have converted and will be coming out in the next year. Lucas is rolling out one Star Wars movie per year, Top Gun is rumored, Titanic is just around the corner and it was just announced that July 19th, 2013, Jurassic Park 3D will hit the big screen. That's not a bad list and there are definitely more movies that would theorectically look good converted to 3D, but that's another discussion for another time.
Jurassic Park seems like a natural fit for 3D conversion. And I assume that Steven Spielberg will be overseeing the process. Even though he’s stated before that 3D isn’t his cup of tea, I can’t think of a better movie of his that would benefit from a 3D release. And for the record, I don’t think Raiders of the Lost Ark would look very cool in 3D…but Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, definitely. I’m kidding.
I think the look, feel and overall intended purpose of 3D movies are getting better. It was a little rough in the beginning and Spielberg and company have pretty much a full year to make this movie look fricking awesome. Hell the T-Rex scene alone might be worth the price of admission.
Let’s just hope this doesn’t give Spielberg the silly idea that all of his movies should be converted to 3D. Amistad 3D… ‘shudder to think’