Upcoming "Harry Potter" Film No Longer in 3D
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Somebody in Warner Brothers actually made a good decision for once. The 3D version of the seventh installment of the "Harry Potter" series has recently been cancelled.
When it comes to 3D movies, don’t people realize that for every one "Avatar", you also get 10 "Clash of the Titans?" I am definitely not against 3D movies; I’m just against horribly made 3-D movies. Unless done impeccably well, many 3D movies often fail to satisfy audiences’ expectations. Off the top of my head, I would say "Nightmare Before Christmas" and even "Jonas Brother: The 3D Concert" all fall within that category.
These 3D films add little to nothing that would better the enjoyment for the audience. And those films didn’t have the hype and following that "Harry Potter" has gathered in the past 13 years. Those films don’t have the ridiculously high expectations from millions and millions of fans and critics.
The studio stated that the reasons behind their decision to not launch the movie in 3D is because the conversion isn’t finished and they don’t want to push back the original release date of November 19th, 2010. However, rumors on the streets are saying that the conversion is already completed; they simply weren’t satisfied with it.
If the latter is the truth, then all of my praises and respect go toward whoever made that executive decision.
We grew up with "Harry Potter" series; we were there when Harry got his first letter addressed to his cupboard underneath the stairs; we were there when he stabbed the hell out of that diary that tried to kill Ginny; we were there when he got a godfather, and also when he lost his godfather; we were there for his first kiss, first apparation and many other firsts.
Is it too much to ask for Warner Bros. to make one of the most loved book series into films that are equally as enjoyable? If the conversion isn’t satisfying, all the power to them for throwing it out.
When people think of "Harry Potter," they don’t think 3D. They think magic, wizards and childhood. Why complicate this simple ideal of childhood with CGI effects that are unnecessary and pointless? Why charge people an extra three or four dollars for something that won’t enhance their viewing experience? People should come out of the theaters feeling like they could jump on a broom and cast spells on each other, but they shouldn’t come out feeling like they’ve been ripped off for a badly made 3D movie. That’s not what Harry Potter’s about and I would hate to see the film industry go toward that direction.
The proposal to converge the second part of and final installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is still in progress. But knowing the ever-changing film industry, a lot can happen before July 15th, 2011.
Maybe black and white movies will make a comeback - you never know.
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