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Guillermo del Toro Explains His Change Of Heart On PACIFIC RIM's 3-D!!

The Kidd here...

Of course we'd like filmmakers to be able to release their films however they originally intended without the studio interfering all in the name of money... but let's face it. That's not the world we live in. Oh, sure... it happens every so often, like with Christopher Nolan having final cut on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and being able to go through an entire trilogy in this day and age without even sniffing the extra dimension of 3-D, but that's really become the exception to the rule in the industry. 

The bits of outrage surrounding the announcement that Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM would be post-converted to 3-D were understandable. Here was a movie that absolutely blew Hall H away at this year's Comic-Con with the package of footage they showed, and then Warner Bros. seemed to jump all over that enthusiasm with the idea of collecting a few extra bucks per head for the 3-D presentation. 

Well, Guillermo del Toro is talking now about the decision to go forth with the post-conversion, and it looks like the studio needed to make certain concessions to the director in order to gain his approval. Talking to Shock Till You Drop at the Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights Eyegore Awards, del Toro explained what prompted his change of heart to pull the 3-D switch on PACIFIC RIM.

"What happened was, in the weeks and months following Comic-Con, what I asked from the studio was to agree to four points that I wanted to do," he says. "The more the ILM shots arrived, the more I realized that there were only a few shots that would miniaturize. I asked the studio, number one, that we would not hyper-stereo-lize the thing. That we would not force 3D on the beauty shots. That we would keep the giant dimensions. They agreed. Number two, they agreed to something very unusual. Normally a conversion takes a few weeks. I asked to start it immediately so we could take the full 40 weeks to do the conversion. As an example, TITANIC took about 50 weeks to convert. The final thing that I asked that they agreed to, which was amazing, was that I asked them to give me an extra budget, which is considerable, to actually have ILM composite the shots that are CG native 3D. We're not giving elements. ILM is giving the composite in 3D from the get-go. That's a huge, huge element. Now I'm going to be involved in supervising it. What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I'm not running for office. I can do a Romney."

I'm not one to condemn 3-D in a sweeping generalization for all movies nor am I set to do that for post-conversion either. It can work. It can look good. It can add something to the film. However, that decision shouldn't be made in post-production. That decision should be made in pre-production, so that you can shoot for the conversion, shoot with 3-D already in mind. Tacking it on at the end without any consideration for doing so during the film - that's when it looks flat and sloppy and doesn't really add anything to the movie, except more money to your ticket price. 

I hear what del Toro is saying, and I have no question that they're going to work hard to make it look as amazing as possible. However, my concern is that if the film isn't meant for 3-D, how much can adding it really enhance that experience?


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Doesn't matter to me I'll just see it in regular.

    by Wcwlkr

    The 3-D never adds in anything to me, therefore I just don't even bother. I just buy the regular ticket price. I'm tired of the cash grab that 3D is but you don't have to buy the 3D ticket just see the regular and keep it moving.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    no one gives a shit

    by Jaymie69

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    no one gives a shit

    by Jaymie69

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by Kevin

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by dr sauch

    Exactly, I wouldn't even see a movie shot specifically for 3d of there was a 2d alternative. The worry is that they stop offering the alternative one day.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Why sweat it?

    by filmcoyote

    Just don't watch it in 3D. I never watch a film in 3D unless it's free because i object to the upcharge. I have yet to see a film that was truly transformed by 3D (though a few have been effective: Avatar, Up, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams). 3D is purely for the mass market who only go to the cinema 2-3 times a year, to make the most $ wise from their patronage. It's not for film fans, but then we can chose to avoid it. So everyone's happy.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Guillermo del Toro Explains His Change Of Heart On PACIFIC RIM's 3-D!

    by loafroaster


  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    40 weeks to do the conversion plus extra budget!

    by Titus05

    Del Toro really made Warner Bros. pay for forcing 3D on him

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Renetabard: long live Krusty!

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Some people don't like to hear it, but movies are art. They work because they engage the imagination, and for some, 3D distracts from that process. It's a novelty, and it wears off 15 minutes into any film, I find. It works much better to see images composed in a frame, like a painting, and let the drama and concepts pull you in, like reading a book for goodness sake-- rather than having your face shoved forward into a foggy dimly lit tunnel where you have to strain to focus on one detail at a time. Yech. I've tried 3D movies enough to know I don't need to try it again.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    The loonies got Del Toro.

    by daggor

    I'm sure he'd love for the film to do Avatar money worldwide so he has the clout & cash to make the films he wants to make - this is the way to achieve that. I'll be seeing this in 2-D, which (locally) means I'll be seeing it on a smaller screen. A damn shame.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Some studio exec must have gotten ahold of him

    by IAmLegolas

    I love it when these directors (Ridley Scott was another recent one) blast 3-D and then a week or so later they start kissing it's ass after being forced by the studio to convert it in post. I tried to believe in 3-D with Cameron and his AVATAR back in 2009 (the first and last time I watched a 3-D movie), but it's really just a way to milk people for more money, isn't it?

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    well quoted, renetabard

    by IAmLegolas

    this thread should have been locked after that post.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one that likes 3D?

    by sckbassg3

    I get that it definitly COULD suck if its done poorly, especially in Post-Production. But movies that are shot specifically for 3D can look astonishing. I don't mind paying a couple extra bucks for it.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    Promtetheus had great 3D...

    by David Hinson

    For one of the first times I felt like the 3D added to the movie as opposed to a forced gimmick. It convinced me that 3D done correctly can be a useful addition. I trust del Toro enough that he can implement it well. Have faith people. Lets not be like Republicans, embrace technology, science, and the future.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    What is this movie again?

    by Silv

    Seriously, I don't know what this is, when it's coming out or why I should be excited for it. And I consider myself to be at least slightly more cognizant than the average film goer.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    3D can destroy a movie too(ex. Dredd)

    by Andrew Coleman

    I think many people stayed away from Dredd because many could only find it in 3D yet most people want to avoid 3D. It can hurt a movie to push 3D.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    ...and another bites the dust....

    by cozy

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    3D should just die a peaceful death...

    by vettebro

    Cost more, isn't worth it and makes the movie darker and harder to see.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    To "Pull a Romney" means to FLIP FLOP on your decision.

    by Smarty_Feldman

    THAT'S wtf! Romney is an opportunist who's positions shift to whatever his benefactors allow. FACT.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Look, it's a matter of care.

    by Lobanhaki2

    I saw Avengers in 3-D, and I think that was post-converted. I thought it was rather well done. Guillermo Del Toro doesn't strike me as a sort of fellow who would let the visuals on his film suffer for the sake of a buck. It sounds like he's taking the challenge seriously. Kidd just seems to take the pessimistic position by default. He's entitled to that opinion, but I think things can work if you give yourself the time to deal with the visual complexity of adding a third dimension in a helpful way.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I wish Guillermo del Toro didn't tried to justify his change of heart.

    by albert comin

    It just makes him look more of a stooge to the studios. We all know why movies are converted to 3D in post, and it's always the same reason, and it has nothing to do with artistic considerations.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    @Mr lika-do-the-cha-cha

    by albert comin

    2Promehteus" 3D was so good i forgot i was watching 3D. Which means the best 3D is the one that doesn't look like 3D. Which means that 3D is useless then.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    @Mr myphdisdoom

    by albert comin

    "Dredd" is the wrong example to show how 3D can destroy a movie. The poster boy of how terrible 3D can be and turn a movie into a joke is the remake of "Clash Of The Titans". Two words: floating hair!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    @Mr sckbassg3

    by albert comin

    No, there are other fools who like it too. So you are not alone, you are in company. Good tidings, then.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    @Mr iamlegolas

    by albert comin

    -"... but it's really just a way to milk people for more money, isn't it?"- Yes it is.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Bitching About 3D is Like Bitching About Remakes...

    by Kurt Root everyone mentioned above, just watch it in 2D. It reminds me of people crying and gnashing their teeth about a remake. Don't watch it! Last I heard the movie gestapos aren't busting in your homes and taking your DVD/VHS/Beta/Blu of the original and throwing it on a pyre. Vote with your wallet and shut the fuck up.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I AM one to condemn 3D from the get go

    by D o o d

    it's terrible, cumbersome, distracting and, I'm afraid, the issues Del Toro is speaking of. The miniaturization of the set pieces is wholly unavoidable. That was the one thing that ruined The Avengers for me. The fucking 3D!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    What filmcoyote said . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . there is absolutely NO reason for people to bitch about 3D. See it in 2D. DON'T SEE IT IN 3D.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    nice marmot

    by D o o d

    Bullshit!! When a film is released in both 3D and 2D. You will find that it is really tough to find it in 2D and when you do, it's in the smallest and cheapest of the screens in the theatre! I enjoy the whole experience of going to see a movie at the cinema. I don't appreciate being pushed into 2nd class screens because the theatre only wishes to play it in 3D on their premium screens!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    So who forces you to pay for it

    by jemagee

    Stop your whining - you can see the movie not in 3D If everyone stopped whining and instead stopped PAYING 3D would go away (again, mercifully) as it will. This is pointless hand wringing as the movie will be available in a non 3D version for the criers

  • ...and no, I am not a fool, I just like them that way. Some look better than others so it is kind of a crap shoot. There are some movies I'd rather see in 2D but as d o o d pointed out, they end up on the smaller screen.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Sounds like the 3d will be very mild

    by Lord Elric

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by Jaymie69


  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    TDKR is an unfortunate example

    by Jack Black

    since that movie is a steaming pile of shit.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I love 3D but...

    by Eyegore

    Not this fake post-converted 3D. It's really disappointing now that 3D is so common, all we get is the fake shit. It doesn't do anything to win over the default 3D haters, and is even making a hater out of someone like me who waited over thirty years for this 3D age to finally arrive. Bitterly disappointing. The studios are fucking it all up.

  • What's that? All of those shots are completely computer generated, and don't exist in physical reality, and can be manipulated any way you like, especially with nearly a year of extra time and money to do it? Apart from the annoyingly higher ticket price, I am unconcerned.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    loafroaster that or maybe the opposite too.

    by Jack Black

    the first cut of the movie turned out to be shit and the studio demanded a 3D conversion in order to prevent the movie from becoming a bo disaster.

  • I don't think I've ever seen a suitable justification for why 3D tickets cost nearly 50% more. It's all a racket.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    And fuck GDT, very overrated director.

    by Jack Black

    His foreign movies are excellent but his USA are mediocre at best. That's why i am waiting for this movie with low expectations.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    iamlegolas Ridley Scott never blasted 3D, he was a firm supporter

    by Jack Black

    since Avatar came out and he wanted to make a 3D movie. He made Prometheus and 3D was not the reason that the movie turned out to be shit.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Yeah - we understand Guillermo...

    by Darkness

    You just have to keep the suits happy. As long as you keep a stiff upper-lip, then you will probably get your "Mountains Of Madness"...Maybe.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Ridley Scott is a senile old man

    by MustGoFaster

    Who should not be allowed to make movies anymore. Prometheus was a pile of yak shit. A completely different director made Alien, Blade Runner, Legend and Thelma and Louise. Ridley should spend the rest of his life playing golf and eating smoked salmon sandwiches. Just keep him the fuck away from a film set.

  • The ad says $24.99 but the price in the store said $19.99 plus a Target exclusive Bonus disc.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    @Mr mustgofaster

    by albert comin

    Three years ago i would had fought you for what you said about Ridley Scott with all the fiber of my being. Today, different story. I can't count the ways i am so disapointed with "Prometheus".

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I firmly believe he left The Hobbit over 3D, 48fps etc.

    by performingmonkey

    No way did he walk away from a potentially $2 billion box office. No fucking way. He had to have been pushed due to his stubbornness over 3D etc. And now he's had to succumb to it if he wants a movie made.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    smarty_feldman: Proof?

    by Monroville

    " To "Pull a Romney" means to FLIP FLOP on your decision. THAT'S wtf! Romney is an opportunist who's positions shift to whatever his benefactors allow. FACT." Um, is this the whole "obama-romney care" thing? I kinda figured that's what GDT meant, but it probably would have made more sense if he said "pull a Kerry (you know, that "I voted for the Iraq war before I voted against it" guy?x)". Not that Obama (or any other politician) has ever done this... you know, like Harry Reid and his "release the taxes!" challenge that he has yet to match? But to keep it on topic, does anyone have a link to that PACIFIC RIM preview?

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    @Mr mustgofaster

    by Adam Jones

    So is Ridley Scott the new George Lucas? Since George is done, someone has to take the reins.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    well, mrart123guy...

    by Darkness

    i suggest Mr. Scott make a huge apology to the Lovecroft estate...excuses, excuses.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    as long as I can see it in 2D , that's what I will do

    by ATARI

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The real effect of 3D

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    is just to make me spend a couple more minutes browsing Fandango to find the 2D showings. That's it. Until it stops making money, it will be around, and I'll just avoid it. No big deal. But I would like to seem some really well done 3D porn. That I *would* pay money for, yes sir. Bow chicka wow wow.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    moistmuskycameltoe--It would have to be lez porn...

    by art123guy

    ...I don't wanna see a 3D dick or money shot popping out of the TV at me, no siree!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    aother 3D hater here

    by kimbers

    yup ill happily watch it in 2D the studio wont be clawing in any more of my £s

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I will see this in 2D

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    As I always do. I've seen exactly three movies in 3D, and I am not impressed. Even Avatar didn't look genuinely three-dimensional; it looked like several layers of flat, one-dimensional images staggered upon each other. 3D-supporters can make jokes about how 3D-haters call 3D "fake-looking" while watching a movie involving giant robots and monsters, but the fact of the matter is that it does look weird and unnatural to my eyes, and it has taken me right out of the movie (even a fantasy movie) every time. Luckily, I live in one of the largest cities in the U.S., so I can always find a decent-sized screen playing any given movie in 2D. It would suck, though, to live in a smaller town and be stuck with 3D or nothing.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Prometheus ROCKED!!!

    by yomomma

    I love all the whiny crybabies who view this movie as a personal insult and have to cry until their mascara runs every time the film is even mentioned. I hope he makes 10 movies in that series, your tears are delicious. As for Pacific Rim? I'm sure a movie about giants robots fighting giant monsters is just the kind of movie that will have you film-sissies weeping into your popcorn that it wasn't a timeless, cerebral science fiction masterpiece like you were expecting. So I look forward to this movie too. When did everyone on this site lose the ability to enjoy a good B movie? Sweet Jebus, if Alien or Robocop came out today, they would prompt mass-suicides from you whiners for not living up to the film YOU would have made (if you had an ounce of talent or ambition).

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Pacific Romney 3D

    by lv_426

    I am here to eat 47% of your country's population.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Prometheus Rim 3D

    by lv_426

    Giant city-sized Giger biomechanoids fucking and spooging black goo all over the helpless populace.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Perhaps the Koch Brothers paid him off

    by lv_426

    You see, all this recent interest in kaiju is a way to give the public something new to fear, as zombies are becoming old hat. With the public distracted by imaginary fears, the wealthy power hungry of the world can slither in and tweak or wreck laws and governmental and social support structures while we all stare slack-jawed at giant monsters stomping on shit in IMAX 3D.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    art123guy actullay the POV porno will benefit a lot from 3D

    by Jack Black

    because it will enhance the depth perception which will help the viewer feel more immersed in the whole experience. Ofc it still does not beat the real thing.

  • does the conversion to 3D require that they alter the 2D product? If not, who cares?

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Not shot for 3D vs Not shot for colour

    by jazzdownunder

    There are some horrible colourised versions of b/w movies. Then there are some really, really good colourised versions. The difference between shot for colour and shot for b/w is far, far greater than shot for 3D and shot for 2D. 2D -> 3D doesn't require you to reconsider the overall colour palette of the entire movie within the confines of an existing dynamic range, effectively re-lighting the entire movie from scratch to best - and realistically - utilise chroma rather than contrast etc. My point being, that if b/w -> colour can be done well given enough time and effort then 2D -> 3D can be done even more successfully, given the same requisite time and resources. Just because most conversions don't work doesn't mean that someone like GDT can't be the one to MAKE it work.

  • I'm totally fine with 3D, post-conversion or otherwise. True, naturally shot 3D looks a bit better, but conversion is't a deal-breaker. By the way, I'm taking a break from watching Piranha 3DD right now. I'm 1/2 hour into it and not getting the hate at all. It's PRECISELY what I would expect from a film like this.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Will the rimming scenes be in 3D?

    by Gary Makin

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Change of heart my arse

    by theblackvegtable

    Studio: We want it in 3D Del Toro: I don't Studio: Well we're paying for it so too fucking bad

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    those that opt for a 3d viewing arent really into movies

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    3d doesnt make a movie better - even sci fi or fantasy movies, which 3d is geared towards - and even the best 3d out there now is still not immersive - its fake 3d - it forces your eyes to focus to specific areas of the screen - hence making filmed photo optic depth of field blurs pointless and painful - its a perfect example of the business of film making trumping the art of film making - crap

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    wb didnt need gdt's permission

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    could he say no? - all wb and any studio cares about is opening weekend and drop off

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    @performingmonkey -- yeah I called it when del Toro first walked away from The Hobbit

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    I'm convinced he left largely because he didn't want 3D.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    @yomomma You Prometheus fanbois are worse than Dickie Nixon fanbois

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    He wasn't a bad president, he was fantastic, you liberals just don't understand how good he was.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Finished Piranha 3DD, yeah not getting the hate

    by Blarg Barfington

    If you like exploitation horror films, this one works just fine. The complaints I've heard were not enough tits, not enough gore, and nothingh happens until the end. All 3 of those charges are wrong. True the gore isn't as severe as the first, but that's probavbly good because the first one shifted tone too drastically. Also the first one relied mostly on CG gore, which looked really stupid. This one is all prosthetics as far as I could tell. The one complaint I have, anbd this is pretty minor, is that the last shot with violence done to a child was played for laughs and I thought it was in a bit of bad taste. Other than that, it was great, and funny too.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Actually, make that Dubya fanbois

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    And you have Prometheus fanbois in a nutshell.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Give Him Autonomy

    by TheBigChill

    The 3D conversion is about making more money for the studio. Fact. Del Toro wants to make At the Mountains of Madness. Fact. Studios doubt that del Toro films can make crazy money in the box office. Fact. Del Toro thinks Pacific Rim can make good money in 2d, and knows that even bad 3d movies can make stupid money. Fact. Del Toro is compromising with the studio by doing 3d and getting them to pay for proper 3d rendering, thus betting on his film to be amazing and making the studio super rich. Seems to be a fact. By making the studio stupid money, this gives him box office drawing power necessary to make the film he believes he is born to make, even if the film leaves the studio question its earning capabilities.... Hopefully. Now, maybe del Toro thinks this is his coming out and killing it film (a la The Dark Knight for Nolan), allowing him to make AtMoM (Inception). Doubt it does

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Give Him Autonomy cont.

    by TheBigChill

    Doubt it does TDK money, but if it crosses into the high 200s, I think he gets to make the films he wants to, how he wants to. So basically, if you love del Toro, and want to see his dream put up on a screen, get people to start itching to see Pacific Rim.

  • and 'Prometheus' vs. 'At the Mountains of Madness': How Ridley Scott's 'Alien' prequel killed Guillermo del Toro's dream project

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    The only way Prometheus nixed del Toro's At The Mountains Of Madness

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Is if he had a scene where Tom Cruise gets raped by a penis-vagina-snake.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Actually, I'd pay good money to see that scene

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Question is, will Charlie Hunnam speak with his natural British accent?

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Or will he go for the Sons of Anarchy fake American one? When i found out he was British recently, I keep spotting his accent lapses. I never noticed before.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    get used to it

    by Johnboy40

    The stereoscopic illusion is gonna be used more and more often. Eventually Nolan is going to have to bow down as well.Eventually, people that can't watch 3d cos the illusion gives them nausea, or they have one eye, or whatever, well, fuck 'em. Why? its not just more money for a ticket. You can charge for more for Imax (and liemax) too. It must be harder to pirate something thats 3d. Big selling point for Mr Studio.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    @Mr johnboy40

    by albert comin

    Too bad that 3D movies are already being pirated and sucessfully at that. So, again, all this story of 3D being a protective measure to prevent piracy is just hogwash. It's all just a con scheme to overcharge the paying public because studios are terrible at controlling expenses.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    @Mr hardboiled wonderland

    by albert comin

    Yes, but that is normal people thinking. But the studio people think... differently, if you know what i mean. Their reasons are not normal reason. This is the kind of people who removed "Mars" from "John Carter Of Mars" because of this stupid superstition that movies with mars in the title are automatic flops, as if it's the word mars that jinx a movie and not bad filmmaking.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Pulling an Obama

    by MegaBeth

    I really think he meant pulling an Obama. You know the guy who was against Gay marriage until he was for it? The guy who said Libya wasn't a terrorist attack, but then said it was. The guy that will spend a few extra hundred million dollars to not improve anything. I think the correct term would be pulling an Obama. And what does the Spic know about Romney anyway? Does he keep up with US politics while he is makes mediocre movies about fairies?

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Megabeth, go hang a chair in your yard you redneck biggot

    by Sean McArdle

    Did you actually think that calling Guillermo a Spic gave your inane argument more credence? You're a blight on society you white trash racist hillbilly.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    megabeth I'd tell you to choke on Limbaugh's cock and die but...

    by Sean McArdle

    we all know your gullet is much too cavernous to choke on any cock, especially Rush's infamously diminutive dick.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    Are there really people that PREFER 3-D?

    by caprica

    I absolutely hate it, and go out of my way to avoid it. The best example, supposedly, is Avatar and I thought that sucked, and preferred my second time in 2-D.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST

    In other news...

    by Human Tornado

    Len Wiseman is set to direct "At the Mountains of Madness". Payback is a bitch.

  • You are your own worst enemy.

  • The Guy is hoping this movie is to him what Avengers is for Whedon, THE PATH TO ARTISTIC FREEDOM