2D Movies.. In 3D? What do you think?

Star Wars 3D Movie PosterHave you been fortunate enough to have one of your favorite movies converted to 3D yet? For some, it’s a great way to not just relive past favorites but see them improved. Movies studios are starting to realize that using a fairly simple technique (thanks Tested.com for helping me understand converting 2D movies to 3D) they can make much more money from movies they’ve already done all the hard and expensive work on.

I just wonder if this is really a good idea. One glaring example is the new Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D. I wanted my money back after the first time I saw this movie. Becuase it wasn’t just bad in and of itself, it put a stain on a great trilogy (episodes IV, V, VI). What would making it 3D really do for this movie?

3D movies cost more to attend and I think in cases like this movie studios are using gimmicks to trick people into spending more money. With so many things these days if all decisions were left to people that have the consumer in mind things would be fine, but as you can see in this example there is much more self interest going on than necessary.

What are your thoughts on these conversions? Has one come out that you like? Here are a few movies I’d like to see converted.

  1. Lord of the Rings trilogy
  2. Hostel (not for the feint of heart)
  3. Fast and the Furious
  4. Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black
  5. Fifth Element (may have

I think I’ll stop here, because it seems I can’t even remove self interest. I’m certain you wouldn’t agree with my top five.

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I'd prefer they spend the time creating new titles rather than just repeatedly mining the same old, tired ideas over and over again.

And while on this topic - why do they need to keep remaking the origin of superman movie? I just heard that the next one is going to be the third movie so far showing him growing up and getting his powers.