Apparently Warner Bros. thinks that the numbers that The Avengers saw from the slew of 3D and IMAX screenings warranted the premise of post-processing Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim to 3D… despite Guillermo del Toro not wanting this done.
As I pointed out in a previous entry about 3D and IMAX ticket prices, 3D screenings cost the movie-goer 54% more than 2D screenings and IMAX format prices were about 130% of normal prices.
And this, the bottom line, is why the director’s artistic vision is being overridden.
Now the only thing I’m worried about is if WB tries to force the issue with extremely limited 2D screenings. I think this was part of what killed the Fright Night remake forme, when Disney had very few 2D screenings. None of them were good times for me and I won’t go to see a live-action 3D flick.
So now, Pacific Rim, the movie where humanity is fighting giant monsters with giant robots, just fell off my must-see list to my, “well, if it works out in 2D for screening times, then I’ll catch it” category. (Gads, that’s a long title for a category!)
The movie cast includes Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Robert Maillet & Clifton Collins Jr..
Hey, wait… Hunnam and Perlman? Is SAMCRO tackling giant monsters now???