Is it really any surprise to you that Zack Snyder
‘s Man of Steel
will be be released in 3D? At this point it shouldn’t be – first they delayed it for an entire year, and the film is now dilly-dallying while waiting for its June 14th, 2013. release; so hey, why not suck up to children and try to extort more money by post-converting it to 3D?
Warner Bros. just announced that they will be converting the Superman film to 3D, so that they can charge us more to go see it. Here’s Snyder’s not-so-convincing sales pitch:
The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ‘Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.
I’ll take an IMAX movie showing over a 3D conversion any day, but if my only way to see it in IMAX is in 3D, then I’m stuck between Scylla and Charybdis. And that only makes me want to skip it entirely – ‘extortion’ doesn’t work well on me, so I guess I’ll just be waiting for the DVD/Bluray release. Don’t blame me, I WANTED to give the film a chance, but this goes way over my tolerance/forgiveness threshold.
What about you? Are you excited to see Man of Steel in 3D?
If you don’t mind reading, here’s the full press release:
BURBANK, CA, November 7, 2012 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that director Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel” will be presented in 3D in select theaters, as well as in 2D and IMAX®, so fans of the iconic superhero will be able to experience the much-anticipated movie in their format of choice.
Snyder stated, “The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ‘Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”
The film stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).
“Man of Steel” is produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are the film’s executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Man of Steel.” The film is slated for release on June 14th, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.