Thoughts on Star Wars in 3D.

I’m really of two minds about the recent announcement that the Star Wars movies are going to be re-released in 3D. On the one hand, from a technology perspective,I think it’s pretty cool the way they go about converting the movie to 3D. It’s almost worth doing it just to be able to make the “making of” documentary. And while it’s probably true that Lucas messes with his movies more than he should, I can certainly understand the temptation to do so.

On the other hand, I happen to think that 3D doesn’t really add much to movies. I saw Avatar in 3D and was not impressed. (Of course, I think all the Star Wars movies, even Return of the Jedi, are better than Avatar.) Re-releasing the movies in this form seems to me to be needless at best and potentially damaging to the movie experience at worst.

Then again, what do I know? After all, I actually think the prequel trilogy is, overall, superior to the original trilogy. So, you can bet that whatever I end up thinking about it is going to be the exact opposite of how most fans feel.


What's your stake in this, cowboy?