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Dumbest Idea of 2009: Titanic 3D?

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Titanic 3DStudio executives should have a good sense for future trends, correct? They are the ones intimately involved in the business of movies, and as much as we gripe about the crap that is shoveled into theaters, the fact is that studios make a good amount of money. These executives, to some extent or another, know what they’re doing.

But it’s funny that these same studio execs – and several filmmakers – believe that 3D is the future of film. It is so clearly a fad it’s almost pointless wasting breath on it. Yes, movies are making more money than ever thanks to 3D – a nifty gimmick that allows theaters to charge $3-$4 of what I presume has to be near-pure profit. But, it’s still a gimmick. And everyone tires of gimmick.

After a trickle of 3D movies over the last year or two, the spring and beyond has delivered a deluge of 3D films to a point where, in less than a year, the thrill is fading. I must admit I went to go see My Bloody Valentine 3D for one reason only, and that’s the 3D; the movie was pretty bad, but the 3D was fun. I saw Monsters vs. Aliens 3D for one reason, the 3D. The movie was OK, but the 3D was excellent. I then went and saw Up in 3D; it was a great movie with so-so 3D. Now, it’d have to be a really captivating movie to draw me to a 3D theater… if a movie is good, it’ll be good; if it’s bad, I’d rather not spend an extra $3 to watch it.

By next year, the “benefit” of 3D will have faded; families are already getting jaded by the amount of kiddie films in 3D; older audiences are losing interest as well. Sure, it’ll provide boosts for months to come, but those boosts will fade over time. After a while, the effect will be minimal, and studios will abandon 3D altogether. It happened before with 3D, and it will happen again.

But that’s not what this article is about. This article is about rumors that Titanic will bere- released in 2010 in 3D. Kids’ movies I can understand. Horror movies I can understand. Cheesy movies I can understand. Dramas – especially Oscar-winning dramas – I do not. Sure, there are a fair amount of special effects in Titanic, but other than a few scenes, will it really be worth seeing the film in three dimensions (other than seeing Kate Winslet’s boobs in 3D)? No. If anything, 3D cheapens a film – it doesn’t enhance it – and even more so with dramas. Don’t do it, Mr. Cameron. Don’t do it.

We’re already seeing Disney-Pixar re-release its famed Toy Story and Toy Story 2 movies, but at least those are kid’s movies, the genre that most easily transfers to 3D. But beyond Titanic, according to Lightstorm Entertainment insiders, Terminator 2: Judgment Day has already been screen tested in 3D. Awesome action movie. Will it benefit from 3D? Highly unlikely.

Hopefully the 3D fad will die sooner than later so that Titanic 3D never makes it to the big screen; we’re already being inundated with unoriginal remakes – why should the market be further clouded by movies we’ve already paid to see? It’s silly, and Hollywood has got to stop.

By Erik Samdahl
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  • Stacey LR

    Titanic 3D is the best idea i have ever heard, it will be great and i cant wait for it to come out. GOO TITANIC !! i think on this one though, Leo Dicaprio should live. Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    Here i think it is a good idea also, but Stacey LR i think you are an absolute GIMP !!!!!!!!!!

  • Stacey LR

    That wasnt nice Kak head, oo sorry i mean Kate (typo :)) I was just expressing my feelings, i hope u get reported for your nastiness, im soo upset. Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    I dont give a S**T if i have upset you !!!!!!

  • Stacey LR

    :’( HAVE YOU NO SOUL ?!?! Why are you being soo nasty, i left a comment saying how much i heart Titanic and you come on here bullying me, i mean come on, you dont even know me. In my life i just try to be friendly and i get this, im just a normal girl from a normal city and i just set out to be nice :’( Please be nice. Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    WTF, talk about a freak !!
    I know where you live FOO !!

  • Stacey LR

    Who do you think you are, MR T. I admire him (i like snickers) and you are disprespecting him :’( Why cant you just be nice. I will be contacting the FUZZ for this shinanigance. I just like like to make friends :(, and how do you know where i live you scary ass. (CRIES) This is prepetuios :(. Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    You are a Snicker cos your a nut, have they let you out early or summic.!
    Who the hell is the FUZZ ? You think you are friggin solid! well haha dont make is laugh!
    You dont even has any friends , that is why you come on the internet so you can make friends who dont even know you !!!

  • Stacey LR

    OHH why Me, OHH why me. How art thou talk 2 me like, you will soon be in a cell my friend for your jippness, you have been disgraced. Oh i have friends, but i didnt come on this webby 2 make friends, i left a comment about my love <3 for Titanic and you came and picked on my :( im bleediiiinnnngggg. Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!

  • Lucy A

    haha KAK HEAD!!!

  • Kate

    Here man Lucy A who the hell do you think you are!!!

  • Lucy A

    just look at me name KAK HEAD!!! HAHA

  • Kate

    Haha ya think ya funny dont ya ! well i will rip your head off!!

  • Lucy A

    GO ON THEN KAK HEAD!! HAHA

  • Stacey LR

    OMG KAKE are you still here, i thought id come on here and see if there was an update on titanic and seen you arguing with someone else now, honestly go to anger managment ! I know a guy, the first thing to do is admit you need help though ? Lucy A, you ROCK MEEN ! Stacey x X x

  • Kate

    Yeah well of course i am going to come on when people are dissin me! I dont wanna meet your guy cos he is probably just as wierd as you man !! AND IM NOT ANGER MANAGEMENT !!!

  • Lucy A

    really Kate L, then why are you shoutin if you dont have anger management??

  • Stacey LR

    O well done Lucy A for pointing that out, come on then Kak, answer that one then. I just think you have issues, maybe your just a tad annoyed about maybe going to an interiew maybe about 3:05 on Monday, i would be annoyed (you know maybe if i had that) but ther is NO NEED ! to take it out on Lucy A and i :( :( please be my fwend. Stacey x X x

  • Lucy A

    of course i’ll be you friend Stacey :)

  • Kate

    First of all Lucy A, why call me Kate L? And i dont need anger management, and i dont have issues Satecy! what you talkin about a interview you cracker! And Lucy A she was askin me to be her friend but NO i will not be your friend!!!!

  • Lucy A

    Kate or Kak as am now goin to call yu! i know who you are, i know where you live, i have your phone number!! I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!

  • Stacey LR

    Ermm first of all, im not japanese, my name is not Satecy :) and ohh thanks Lucy A, BFF :D. Kate or Kak, get a life you innertube, honestly fg. Stacey x X x

  • http://www.blog.filmjabber.com naomi darrens

    hey there Titanic is a extrodinary film which i luv lEONARDO DICAPRIO i loved him and i think hes fit luv u leonardo dicaprio want 2 c u in Nativity i fink dat u will make a gr8 caractar luv da bodi and the pecks i luv you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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