Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Star Wars Series To Be Released In 3D (WTF?)
In a story that gets put in the "what the hell" bucket, George Lucas has continued to find new ways to whore out the same product. Behind the announcement of the release of all Star Wars movies in Blu Ray in 2011, now comes the news that starting in 2012 the franchise will be re-released in theaters in 3D. Lucas has said that starting with "The Phantom Menace" he will release one movie per year in 3D, ending with "Return of the Jedi" in 2017. The reason for the year long gap is said to be that it takes that long to take an existing 2D movie and 3D it up.
Now I know that I've gone on record on how I feel about George Lucas finding new ways to get you to buy the same movies over and over again. And with the announcement of the series being released on Blu Ray was just another example of how greedy and uncreative Lucas can be. But putting all 6 movies back into theaters just because 3D is all the rage takes a loved movie series and completely degrades it. You don't see Francis Ford Coppola racing back to remake "The Godfather" in 3D.
So why would you cheapen the Star Wars legacy in such a way?