Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” is being post-converted to 3D, which is interesting when you consider how terrible such conversions tend to be.
Remember “Wrath Of The Titans?” If there’s another film that was converted to 3D to such seemingly universal disdain, I am unaware of it.
That being said tickets for 3D films tend to be significantly more expensive than those for traditional films, so I am sure that that figured into someone’s calculations.
And you cannot talk about 3D films without mentioning James Cameron’s “Avatar,” which actually had very good 3D, though I felt that it was too enthralled with its own technology (after all, did we really need to see what often felt like a documentary called “The Flora and Fauna of Pandora?”) to be as effective as it could have been.
I enjoyed “Tron: Legacy,” but to be honest I am so smitten with everything ‘Tron’ that I barely noticed the effect, more often than not.
The three dimensional version of “The Avengers” was also pretty mediocre because what I remember most from the effect was from the beginning of the film, where for some odd reason Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) was thrust so far forward it actually diminished the effect for everyone else in the scene. The S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier scenes were cool, but it’s essentially a flying aircraft carrier, so there’s little you can to to frak that up.
The only saving grace I can see is that 3D technology, like any other technology, will advance, so perhaps my fears are unfounded.
And besides, this is Guillermo Del Toro film, and if anyone can shepherd some really good post-converted 3D, it’s him.