Zack Snyder Is Rethinking Post-Conversion 3D For Sucker Punch

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-07-03 00:25:52discussion comments
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One of the many backlashes coming from the release of The Last Airbender is the continuing failure of post-conversion 3D. If you are a regular reader on this site, or have seen either Clash of the Titans or Alice in Wonderland you know exactly what I'm talking about. Rather than being immersive, like, for example, Avatar, post-conversion 3D tends merely look like characters are standing in front of cardboard cutouts. The film industry simply doesn't have the technology to make the films look good. Many are saying that Airbender might finally break the camels back in terms of the public's willingness to pay extra for the gimmick, but whether or not that happens, one director has stepped forward saying that he is reconsidering the use of post-conversion 3D for his next film.

MTV recently spoke with Watchmen director Zack Snyder, who is now reconsidering using post-conversion 3D for the upcoming Sucker Punch. News broke back in March, coupled with similar news about The Green Lantern, that the film would be undergoing the change in post-production, but Snyder is now second-guessing the idea.
"We didn't shoot in 3-D. They've talked about doing a conversion and there's been a lot of talk about us doing 'Sucker Punch' in 3-D, but I'm still waiting to see."

"We've looked at a bunch of conversions, so whether or not we have the time to do it right I'm not going to do it if we don't have the time to really be meticulous with it. It's such an awesome piece of work and everyone's worked so hard to make it awesome, so I don't want to screw it up with bad 3-D."


There's hope yet, people! The industry may be in love with the idea of tacking on an extra $4 to every movie ticket, but the truth of the matter is that only animated and heavy-CGI filled films have looked good in 3D, and not a single one has looked good when manufactured after filming has wrapped. There are still plenty more films scheduled through 2011 that will force 3D on to the audience, but hopefully we are finally reaching the end of this cinema-killing fad.
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