15 films we might consider seeing in 3D
Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" is getting the 3D treatment this weekend on the occasion of the film's 20th anniversary. We'll circle back later this week with some thoughts on the film and the conversion, but with it in mind, the HitFix team started pondering what other films we might consider seeing converted to 3D.
This is still sacrilege for many, of course. Even though some conversions like James Cameron's "Titanic" and Spielberg's dinosaur adventure have been top-notch, the status quo is still to get it done quickly and cheaply and reap the benefits of the inflated ticket prices as a result. So there's very little real art involved in the process, but with the right touch, there are some films that could truly dazzle.
Naturally the best examples of the format will continue to be native technology that actually opts to shoot the film in 3D with the cumbersome camera set-up rather than convert the image to 3D in post-production. Films like "Avatar," "Hugo," "Life of Pi" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" still rank near the top of such examples. But we would at least consider taking a look at the films in the gallery below if they were converted.
So take a look, give us your thoughts on our selections and feel free to offer up your own in the comments section below.
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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