Transformers 4 will probably be rubbish, but new IMAX digital camera could mean native 3D visuals are better than ever
Opinion"Watching a movie in 3D is simply a better way to watch a movie. It's like black and white versus colour," said George Lucas, becoming the latest person to prostrate themselves before the altar of 3D, spouting nonsense.
Hollywood may have sounded the death knell for 3D a little early, with Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon racing to the year's best opening day in the US.
The last movie in the hugely popular Harry Potter series is due to arrive in cinemas later this year, with Warner Bros. now considering re-making all the films in 3D.
Don't get us wrong. We love 3D movies. Yet there are some modern day classics and childhood favourites that we really hope and pray we never have to sit through in 3D. As such, we implore Hollywood not to butcher our celluloid memories and childhood dreams with poorly-executed 2D-to-3D conversions of the following movies.
The latest news out of Tinseltown is that Technicolor is launching a new 3D certification program, to make sure that 3D movies are comfortable to watch.
Oscar Wilde's much-loved children's story The Selfish Giant is set to get the 3D treatment next year. The Irish Film Board is financing a new version of Wilde's much short story, which is set to be a mixture of live action, motion capture and animation.
Tron: Legacy is out in glorious 3D later this very month, although its leading lady doesn't seem to be that taken with new 3D cinema tech.