Earlier this week it was announced that Top Gun will be converted to 3D and re-released. Today, The Lion King 3D is in theaters. The combined result: some cinephiles are blowing a gasket. It is, indeed, cineblasphemy to mess with a classic and Top Gun is a modern day classic along with other films slated for a 3D release: Titanic, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars.
I think it's great to get a chance to see a great movie again, especially 3D. I do think 3D movies are getting out of control. Everything is starting to say 3D! I would prefer to see some movies in plan old 2D and save some money for popcorn and gas. I can wait for DVD and watch 3D on my TV. Only my opinion.
I'll agree I'd rather see a 3D conversion of a classic animated film. Animated 3D always is far more impressive than live action 3D. Don't get me wrong I loved the world of Asgard in Thor but the Earth stuff looked a lil flat. If a live action film is filmed in 3D it's pretty decent, but it's the converted ones that look a little wonkey. Animated films always blow them out of the water. The Lion King was awesome I saw it like 5 times in the theater when I was younger so yeah I am going to see the 3D version! I don't know how i feel about Raiders or Star wars converted tho. but more likely to see those than Top Gun in 3D or a footloose remake. If they gonna do it at least make them Epic pix that get the makeover.
I see nothing wrong with making a good movie in 3-D. You can just see the movie in a little different format but the material remains the same. You can choose what format you prefer. However, if the remakes are going to add swearing, sex and violence for today's "modern" audience, I will not buy one ticket! Result: 3-D - YES Remakes - NO
I was surprised the movie theater was not packed... sheesh I was highly excited and not disappointed in the least!!!!!!!!!! Everyone who was in audiotorium i was in truly enjoyed their viewing.... and we all bonded!!!! Two thumbs up to DISNEY for giving me an opportunity to share it with my little family as my family did with me!!!!!
All these 3D movie releases of old classics are a great idea, I never got to see Lion King in theaters. only on VHS and really wished I could see a movie I know would have been not only fun but beautiful to see in theaters. Also I'd rather see a classic coverted to 3D than a remake. I hate teh idea of remaking so many movies that, to be honest, should be left the way they are. I don't think I'm going to see the remade Footlose or the remade Dirty Dancing they are talking about. But Top Gun in 3D heck yes!!! Its a classic with an awesome story that I know would be fantastic to see in theaters since, again, I never saw in theaters when released. I'm not saying 3D is amazing but it has come a long way from red and blue glasses to exciting.
I have to disagree with Ms Burkett when she said, "I see absolutely nothing wrong with re-releasing a great movie with a little enhancement." What's the difference between "enhancing" a classic in 3D and "enhancing" a black and white classic by colorizing it? The bottom line is while those embelishments may increase commercial appeal, they also tamper with the artistic choices and intents of the filmmakers! LEAVE MOVIES ALONE--let them stand on the merit with which they were made! Colorization just looks fake, and masks the shadings and contrasts that were intended in black and white, and 3D, while kinda cool, is ultimately fake, cheesy and unnecessary if it isn't the style in which the film was intended to be shown.
I disagree to a point. Filmmakers are limited by technology. Not all have the patience to wait for technology, i.e James Cameron. There was a time when color was not an option, everything was black and white, not becuase of an artisic choice, but becuase that was all there was. I think George Lucas and Steven Speilberg both would have used 3D technology in a lot of their movies if they had the technology then that they have today.
If I have to choose between seeing a classic butchered and remade for "modern" audiences & seeing the original re-released in 3D, I'll take the latter any day of the week. But then I doubt any studio, or executive, would ever dare to touch a Disney classic like "The Lion King" or "The Little Mermaid," and remake it. I could be wrong though.
I see nothing wrong with it. As you've already stated, it's a good chance for a good film like The Lion King to be discovered again. Purely in the tradition of re-releasing classic Disney films in theaters again every seven years, so a new generation of kids can experience it. It would also work as a fantastic first trip to the theater. Even if the 3D doesn't always give you the coming-right-out-of-the-screen moments, it can still provide depth in scenes like the wildebeast stampede and colorful sequences like "I just can't wait to be king." I see nothing wrong with doing that. Remakes, however, are a different story...
I agree, because to me I'd rather see a classic than some cheap movie made to get money. Good movies are hard to find and releaseing a classic is an awesome opportunity for generations to see something fantastic together.
3D gives me a headache, so I couldn't care less. I could do without both remakes and 3D rereleases.
I saw Lion King in theaters when it first came out and it was beautiful. It was my son's first movie on (ahem) VHS. I can't wait to see it 3D- inn 1 hour. I think it will be spectacular and I think my kids love it. The remakes, I think, will be terrible. But I see absolutely nothing wrong with re-releasing a great movie with a little enhancement.
"Top gun" might be a commercial junk movie classic, but it's hardly art - and i wouldn't mind seeing it in 3D - i think that film could easily be improved upon - as could "The Bodyguard"...
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