300 May Get A 3D Re-Release
People rail against remakes and reboots, but if you think thatís lazy, you havenít seen anything yet. The next step for Hollywood is re-releases, and 3D gives them the perfect excuse to do it.
Director Zack Snyder tells Superherohype that his Spartan battle movie 300 may be converted to 3D and re-released in theaters to earn a few extra dollars. Apparently theyíve already done a ten-minute segment of the film and shown it to him and now theyíre talking about doing the whole thing.
Thereís a lot of fun to be had in seeing classic movies in a theater, or even soon to be classics. I missed The Matrix in theaters the first time around (I know, what was I thinking) but managed to catch it a few years later during a one night only replay event. Though by then Iíd seen it dozens of times on DVD and yes, even VHS, in theaters it was something else entirely. Epic. Classic movies benefit just as much. Monty Pythonís Holy Grail is a blast when seen with a big audience and Iíll never forget seeing Excalibur at the old and now sadly dismantled original Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. But to re-release movies just so you can shove them in front of audiences in 3DÖ I donít know if Iím on board with that. I guess if any movie lends itself to it, then 300 does. For Snyderís film, it makes a certain kind of sense. Disneyís already done it with Nightmare Before Christmas, and that was a blast. Letís just make sure greed doesnít lead Hollywood to take it too far. Wizard of Oz does not need a 3D re-release.
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