On top of all the silliness that revolved around James Cameron’s dismissal of Piranha 3D and the hypocritcal whining of producer Mark Canton as a result of said dismissal, I found a piece of Cameron’s statement particularly interesting:
Is it really a renaissance just because Martin Scorsese is making a 3D movie? Is that what it takes? If so, just who will continue this 3D revival and make sure it doesn’t die out?
If your favorite director decided his next film would be shot in 3D would it make a difference to you?
If David Fincher (Seven) was shooting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 3D would that mean anything to you? I’d ask you if it would excite you if Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) decided to direct Batman 3 in 3D, but he’s already on record saying, “Iâ€™m not a huge fan of 3D.”
J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) also expressed his concerns saying, “The thing with 3D is that everything gets dim. It all feels a little grey and muted. I want to see the vibrant [colors], I want to see the movie. I get into it I adjust to it, but for me it always feels like those first five minutes feels less than the IMAX experience, which is my favorite kind of immersive experience. The 3D thing, I’m not totally on board with yet.”
Abrams made that statement at the same time new The Avengers director Joss Whedon said, “Honestly, I’m totally into [3D]. I love it.”
Does any of this matter to you? Does the fact Martin Scorese is directing Hugo Cabret in 3D encourage you or discourage you? I can imagine just as many people being excited about Scorsese’s eagerness to tackle the format as those looking at it and saying, “Oh Marty.”
Scorsese was early to support the format, saying earlier this year, “We see in depth, for the most part. We go to the theater — it’s in depth. Why couldn’t a film like Precious be in 3D? It should be.” Should it be?
Tell me, does any of this matter to you? Does the director matter when it comes to 3D or is it a gimmick no matter how you look at it? And if the director does matter to you, tell us who would change your mind or have you looking forward to a 3D movie if you learned the directed it?