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Green Hornet and Last Airbender each get a 3D facelift

04.22.2010

The hastily three-dimensionalized CLASH OF THE TITANS didn't seem to impress many of the people who forked over extra cash to see it, but it made enough money for all the studios to follow suit with nearly every release on their future schedules.

Sony is hoping their Seth Rogen/Michel Gondry pulp hero oddity THE GREEN HORNET can overcome some recent early negative buzz by adding an extra layer or two. Heat Vision says the movie is getting the post-production 3D conversion treatment, which also means it will slide from its planned December release date to January 14th, 2011 (and shoving the 3D vampire Western PRIEST out to March 4th). HORNET was originally set for this July.

Also going for the afterthought pocket-grab is M. Night Shyamalan's THE LAST AIRBENDER, according to AICN. That one is under the gun to get converted -- the movie is slotted for release over the always lucrative July 4th weekend, and there's no way Paramount will let the bending of air slip to another date, no matter how many dimensions it has.

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Extra Tidbit: Does a 3D conversion make you any more or less interested in seeing either of these?
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12:50PM on 04/25/2010

That's hip & cool but...

...I'll be watching them in 2D.
...I'll be watching them in 2D.
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9:02PM on 04/24/2010
I agree....this shit is getting out of hand.....3d conversions is pathetic and so is hollywood for pushing it! Fuck 'em all!
I agree....this shit is getting out of hand.....3d conversions is pathetic and so is hollywood for pushing it! Fuck 'em all!
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5:33PM on 04/24/2010

STOP IT!

If you are not going to shoot it in 3D, don't do it in post-production. If you saw Clash in 3D, you know why. Gave me a friggin headache. Once again, STOP IT!!!
If you are not going to shoot it in 3D, don't do it in post-production. If you saw Clash in 3D, you know why. Gave me a friggin headache. Once again, STOP IT!!!
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3:09PM on 04/24/2010

um...

less, i agree with the people who say 'fuck 3d'
less, i agree with the people who say 'fuck 3d'
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11:01AM on 04/24/2010

ugh. . .

fuck 3d everyone just dont pay for 3d.
fuck 3d everyone just dont pay for 3d.
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5:17PM on 04/23/2010
I only ever will see a 3-D movie if it was originally filmed for it. And then it must be a good enough movie I'd wanna see it in the first place.
I only ever will see a 3-D movie if it was originally filmed for it. And then it must be a good enough movie I'd wanna see it in the first place.
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3:39PM on 04/23/2010
I'd rather have a choice between 2D and 3D....like the choice I have now, 3D in the theater or 2D on DVD.
I'd rather have a choice between 2D and 3D....like the choice I have now, 3D in the theater or 2D on DVD.
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3:24PM on 04/23/2010
I refuse to see any movie in 3D. It's really not worth it...even AVATAR
I refuse to see any movie in 3D. It's really not worth it...even AVATAR
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3:13PM on 04/23/2010

They need to stop this!

When a movie is shot in 3D (like Avatar) or at least planned for the conversion (How to Train Your Dragon, any of the upcoming Pixar flicks) then it's worth it. But, when these studios use it to put it on movies that weren't meant to be in 3D it's just a cheap gimmick; it's like technicolor. Hollywood either needs to actually start shooting these things in 3D from the get go or just stop converting them, it's cheap and all it does is enhance the foreground.
When a movie is shot in 3D (like Avatar) or at least planned for the conversion (How to Train Your Dragon, any of the upcoming Pixar flicks) then it's worth it. But, when these studios use it to put it on movies that weren't meant to be in 3D it's just a cheap gimmick; it's like technicolor. Hollywood either needs to actually start shooting these things in 3D from the get go or just stop converting them, it's cheap and all it does is enhance the foreground.
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2:11PM on 04/23/2010

People should..

STOP GOING TO THE MOVIE THEATRE when a 3D film is on..

Just do that and this whole 3D-BS will stop.
STOP GOING TO THE MOVIE THEATRE when a 3D film is on..

Just do that and this whole 3D-BS will stop.
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1:18PM on 04/23/2010

Terrible News

I don't care how much 3D you put into it, the Green Hornet with Seth Rogen is going to suck ASS big time. Sorry Seth, but this movie is not for you. Please do Pineapple Express 2!
I don't care how much 3D you put into it, the Green Hornet with Seth Rogen is going to suck ASS big time. Sorry Seth, but this movie is not for you. Please do Pineapple Express 2!
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12:51PM on 04/23/2010

For Crissake.

Not seeing Airbender in any number of dimensions, as I hate Shaymalan. I'm quite disappointed with the way Hornet's going; Gondry directing an eccentric comic hero film with Christoph Waltz as another bad boy initially sounded awesome to me. If the following months seem more favorable, that one will be seen in 2-fucking D.
Not seeing Airbender in any number of dimensions, as I hate Shaymalan. I'm quite disappointed with the way Hornet's going; Gondry directing an eccentric comic hero film with Christoph Waltz as another bad boy initially sounded awesome to me. If the following months seem more favorable, that one will be seen in 2-fucking D.
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12:32PM on 04/23/2010

less interested

actually makes me angry at them and more likely not to see the movie in theaters at all. If I do go see them I will do what I did for Clash, pay for the original 2-D
actually makes me angry at them and more likely not to see the movie in theaters at all. If I do go see them I will do what I did for Clash, pay for the original 2-D
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12:29PM on 04/23/2010
3D blows goats for quarters. ok its not that bad but a bad idea for these movies. i was really looking forward to Airbender so i dont want a clash of the titans 3d version. Im stickin to 2d..
3D blows goats for quarters. ok its not that bad but a bad idea for these movies. i was really looking forward to Airbender so i dont want a clash of the titans 3d version. Im stickin to 2d..
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12:03PM on 04/23/2010
c'mon now that's just ridiculous! unless these films were filmed specifically for 3D, which they weren't, I'd probably consider seeing them in 3D, but since they're being converted at the last minute I'll just stick to 2D for now.
c'mon now that's just ridiculous! unless these films were filmed specifically for 3D, which they weren't, I'd probably consider seeing them in 3D, but since they're being converted at the last minute I'll just stick to 2D for now.
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10:34AM on 04/23/2010

No 3D at all.

Converted or Filmed in 3D, it doesn't matter. 3D is a gimmick for movies. It works best in short time periods for theme park rides and somehow works for James Cameron's Brainwashing Fairytale...but for 1 1/2+ hours in a theatre I'd rather enjoy not wearing glasses.
Converted or Filmed in 3D, it doesn't matter. 3D is a gimmick for movies. It works best in short time periods for theme park rides and somehow works for James Cameron's Brainwashing Fairytale...but for 1 1/2+ hours in a theatre I'd rather enjoy not wearing glasses.
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10:34AM on 04/23/2010

Terrible Idea

The rushed conversion process sucks, it was part of the reason I didn't see Clash. Green Hornet is going to bomb so hard anyway but it's a mistake for both films (although will probably (lamely) add box office.
The rushed conversion process sucks, it was part of the reason I didn't see Clash. Green Hornet is going to bomb so hard anyway but it's a mistake for both films (although will probably (lamely) add box office.
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10:25AM on 04/23/2010
I won't pay extra money to see a film that is converted to 3D. Its just not worth the extra cash. I will pay the extra money to see a film that is filmed in 3D from beginning to end.
I won't pay extra money to see a film that is converted to 3D. Its just not worth the extra cash. I will pay the extra money to see a film that is filmed in 3D from beginning to end.
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10:15AM on 04/23/2010

Please, no more!

I am sick of 3D movies to be honest. Its bad enough all the major studios are overloading the 3D bandwagon but if the porn inductry follows suit too then it really will be too much. There is no way I want to see a 10 inch schlong thrusting out of the screen in full vein bulging HD.....
I am sick of 3D movies to be honest. Its bad enough all the major studios are overloading the 3D bandwagon but if the porn inductry follows suit too then it really will be too much. There is no way I want to see a 10 inch schlong thrusting out of the screen in full vein bulging HD.....
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9:51AM on 04/23/2010
Thumbs down.

I will see Airbender in 2D and will wait for a trailer to tell me if I am seeing Green Hornet at all.
Thumbs down.

I will see Airbender in 2D and will wait for a trailer to tell me if I am seeing Green Hornet at all.
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9:44AM on 04/23/2010

:(

I really wish they'd stop the whole 3D conversion thing, it is a waste of money.
I really wish they'd stop the whole 3D conversion thing, it is a waste of money.
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9:28AM on 04/23/2010
This post conversion is shit.. I wanted to see Clash but my theater only ran it in 3d so I passed.. Im glad now since i hear a dvd with the original footage restored is coming. I could give two shits about either Green Hornet or the The last fender...
This post conversion is shit.. I wanted to see Clash but my theater only ran it in 3d so I passed.. Im glad now since i hear a dvd with the original footage restored is coming. I could give two shits about either Green Hornet or the The last fender...
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9:24AM on 04/23/2010

3D

Wow didn't you guy's hear, The 3D studios are running a special sale, so every movie is jumping on the 3D band wagon. What better way if less people go see that movie, because the added extra price for 3D will even it all out. I had a funny thought just now! Seeing as Avatar started the 3D movement, Yeah thats right i'm calling it a movement. What if its downfall was Avatar 2 LOL, boy would that be the iceing on the cake.
Wow didn't you guy's hear, The 3D studios are running a special sale, so every movie is jumping on the 3D band wagon. What better way if less people go see that movie, because the added extra price for 3D will even it all out. I had a funny thought just now! Seeing as Avatar started the 3D movement, Yeah thats right i'm calling it a movement. What if its downfall was Avatar 2 LOL, boy would that be the iceing on the cake.
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8:13AM on 04/23/2010
This 3D crap is getting out of hand. I can see a heavy special FX movie like Avatar getting the 3D treatment, but now every damn movie that comes out is getting it. Let's face it-it's all because the studios and theatres know they can jack up the prices! I'll wait for the DVD. Screw the theatres and their overinflated prices for tickets, popcorn and probably to use the bathroom soon.
This 3D crap is getting out of hand. I can see a heavy special FX movie like Avatar getting the 3D treatment, but now every damn movie that comes out is getting it. Let's face it-it's all because the studios and theatres know they can jack up the prices! I'll wait for the DVD. Screw the theatres and their overinflated prices for tickets, popcorn and probably to use the bathroom soon.
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7:11AM on 04/23/2010
Avatar wouldve been amazing had they filmed it in 3D
Avatar wouldve been amazing had they filmed it in 3D
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7:28AM on 04/23/2010
Avatar wouldn't have been amazing if the Nav'i themselves introduced the movie.
Avatar wouldn't have been amazing if the Nav'i themselves introduced the movie.
8:30AM on 04/23/2010
screw the navi
screw the navi
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7:03AM on 04/23/2010

both of these are gonna be

obvious flops. total despiration move.
obvious flops. total despiration move.
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6:55AM on 04/23/2010

Wasn't going to see them anyway, so...

...3D isn't going to help. I agree that 3D is nothing more than a distraction. If I want 3D, I'll go see a live play.
...3D isn't going to help. I agree that 3D is nothing more than a distraction. If I want 3D, I'll go see a live play.
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6:53AM on 04/23/2010
In North Korea a.k.a. Good Korea 3D is bad.
In North Korea a.k.a. Good Korea 3D is bad.
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6:36AM on 04/23/2010
I only get freaking headaches from 3D. Wish it would stop. -_-
I only get freaking headaches from 3D. Wish it would stop. -_-
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6:13AM on 04/23/2010
If 3D is the new color, how is this not the new COLORIZATION?
If 3D is the new color, how is this not the new COLORIZATION?
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5:19AM on 04/23/2010
Let me put it like this: I didn't watch Clash because there was ONLY a 3D screening... Getting tired of it already
Let me put it like this: I didn't watch Clash because there was ONLY a 3D screening... Getting tired of it already
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5:06AM on 04/23/2010

JoBlo's community is classy!

And I say that because it's awesome to see the majority of people "Striking Back" with negative responses to this lame 3D conversion phase. These movies make money, which means people buy into this crap, but it's nice to see that a lot of Schmoes are able to tell the difference between actual 3D and studios trying to make a quick buck by converting everything in sight. To me 3D is a distraction from the moviegoing experience, it takes away from the story; unless it truly fits in (like Avatar,
And I say that because it's awesome to see the majority of people "Striking Back" with negative responses to this lame 3D conversion phase. These movies make money, which means people buy into this crap, but it's nice to see that a lot of Schmoes are able to tell the difference between actual 3D and studios trying to make a quick buck by converting everything in sight. To me 3D is a distraction from the moviegoing experience, it takes away from the story; unless it truly fits in (like Avatar, perhaps?). So no, I'm fine with the 2D Hornett and Airbender.
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3:48AM on 04/23/2010
Think I'll continue to ignore these just like I originally thought..
Think I'll continue to ignore these just like I originally thought..
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3:45AM on 04/23/2010
It's a bad idea, but it doesn't bother me one bit. I'll be seeing them in 2D, and that's all I care about.
It's a bad idea, but it doesn't bother me one bit. I'll be seeing them in 2D, and that's all I care about.
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3:04AM on 04/23/2010
BOOOOO. Terrible ideas.
BOOOOO. Terrible ideas.
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2:57AM on 04/23/2010
I will still be seeing The Green Hornet in 2D and I will still not be seeing The Last Airbender at all.
I will still be seeing The Green Hornet in 2D and I will still not be seeing The Last Airbender at all.
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2:38AM on 04/23/2010

3 D scam

Shot in 3 D, converted to 3 D......Either way, its not worth the money in my pocket. A turd's still a turd, with or without the fancy glasses. Now music on the other hand can make or break a movie.........
Shot in 3 D, converted to 3 D......Either way, its not worth the money in my pocket. A turd's still a turd, with or without the fancy glasses. Now music on the other hand can make or break a movie.........
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2:38AM on 04/23/2010

Sarah Palin = 100% Bat**** crazy

I'm iffy on Green Hornet: that flick really took a dive for me when they lost Stephen Chow, but I'm willing to give it the benefit.

The Last Airbender better be good because I loved the original animated show, and M. Night is on his last legs in Hollywood.

But I'll be seeing both in 2-D.
I'm iffy on Green Hornet: that flick really took a dive for me when they lost Stephen Chow, but I'm willing to give it the benefit.

The Last Airbender better be good because I loved the original animated show, and M. Night is on his last legs in Hollywood.

But I'll be seeing both in 2-D.
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2:26AM on 04/23/2010
ill see both of these films, but in the standard 2-d
ill see both of these films, but in the standard 2-d
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2:20AM on 04/23/2010
Jesus studios, please stop! I'm sick of 3D already! Especially "fake" 3D. Fake 3D is like fake titties, they CAN be kinda nice to look at but once you get up close, they look like shit. Just my opinion though.
Jesus studios, please stop! I'm sick of 3D already! Especially "fake" 3D. Fake 3D is like fake titties, they CAN be kinda nice to look at but once you get up close, they look like shit. Just my opinion though.
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1:25AM on 04/23/2010
This is a terrible article. Do some research before you post shit. Go to hitfix or aintitcool if you want the actual story.
This is a terrible article. Do some research before you post shit. Go to hitfix or aintitcool if you want the actual story.
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2:19AM on 04/23/2010
And I say this because the article is full of falsehoods Green Hornet-wise
And I say this because the article is full of falsehoods Green Hornet-wise
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1:16AM on 04/23/2010
Which means I won't see either one.

I've stopped seeing movies that are "3D" just for the fad in theaters. I can wait until they come out on cable.

For the Green Hornet, I can wait for that shit to hit network tv.
Which means I won't see either one.

I've stopped seeing movies that are "3D" just for the fad in theaters. I can wait until they come out on cable.

For the Green Hornet, I can wait for that shit to hit network tv.
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12:40AM on 04/23/2010

Come On!

First off converting to 3D after the fact is BS and I will never see a movie at the theater that has had this process done to it. Second...The Green Hornet! that would not even be that great in 3D if it was shot in 3D. The masses need to send a message by staying away from these phony 3D flicks. Unfortunately, the public in general are dumb and will eat this crap up causing an endless cycle of more crappy 3D.
First off converting to 3D after the fact is BS and I will never see a movie at the theater that has had this process done to it. Second...The Green Hornet! that would not even be that great in 3D if it was shot in 3D. The masses need to send a message by staying away from these phony 3D flicks. Unfortunately, the public in general are dumb and will eat this crap up causing an endless cycle of more crappy 3D.
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12:16AM on 04/23/2010
the greeeeeen hornet! just another fat dude in a greeeeeeen hornet outfit. action hero? action zero. epic fail.
the greeeeeen hornet! just another fat dude in a greeeeeeen hornet outfit. action hero? action zero. epic fail.
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3:47AM on 04/23/2010
Gondry has never made a bad movie so far. I think he deserves at least not being mocked before the film is out. Maybe it'll surprise you ;)
Gondry has never made a bad movie so far. I think he deserves at least not being mocked before the film is out. Maybe it'll surprise you ;)
12:16AM on 04/23/2010
When are they going to get it? Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans made a decent take off the 3D. But they were crap conversions and they trickled pretty fast. Each one will make less and less money. The Last Airbender MAY benefit but its pretty unnecessary. Let's all put an end to it. DON'T GO TO 3D UNLESS IT'S SHOT IN 3D!
When are they going to get it? Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans made a decent take off the 3D. But they were crap conversions and they trickled pretty fast. Each one will make less and less money. The Last Airbender MAY benefit but its pretty unnecessary. Let's all put an end to it. DON'T GO TO 3D UNLESS IT'S SHOT IN 3D!
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12:08AM on 04/23/2010

boooooo

I will never see another converted 3D shit film...if you film it or make it in 3D from the get, you can have my extra green, otherwise I'm going old skool on ya and watching it 2D
I will never see another converted 3D shit film...if you film it or make it in 3D from the get, you can have my extra green, otherwise I'm going old skool on ya and watching it 2D
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12:06AM on 04/23/2010
oh boy
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12:05AM on 04/23/2010
Who cares? I'm going to be seeing these in 2D anyway. Nuts to this conjob.
Who cares? I'm going to be seeing these in 2D anyway. Nuts to this conjob.
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11:54PM on 04/22/2010
I refuse to see any movie in 3D. It's really not worth it...even AVATAR
I refuse to see any movie in 3D. It's really not worth it...even AVATAR
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1:17AM on 04/23/2010
I'm sorry but if you refused to see Avatar in 3D, you're a fucking idiot. Either that, or too pretentious to realize the significance of 3D with Avatar. Sorry, not significance... 3D is completely engrained within the production itself.
I'm sorry but if you refused to see Avatar in 3D, you're a fucking idiot. Either that, or too pretentious to realize the significance of 3D with Avatar. Sorry, not significance... 3D is completely engrained within the production itself.
2:12AM on 04/23/2010
The 3D in Avatar wasn't that great in my opinion.
The 3D in Avatar wasn't that great in my opinion.
11:35PM on 04/22/2010

Aw come on!

I've been waiting for Green Hornet for a long while, but there is no way in hell that I'm seeing it in 3D.

I'd really want to see what Gondry could do with 3D, but on his own, not on a project like this. Especially if it's postproduction 3D...
I've been waiting for Green Hornet for a long while, but there is no way in hell that I'm seeing it in 3D.

I'd really want to see what Gondry could do with 3D, but on his own, not on a project like this. Especially if it's postproduction 3D...
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11:28PM on 04/22/2010
I understand pushing back the release date for conversion when the film is hitting the theater in a couple of weeks. But Green Hornet was set to be released in late December. Its pointless to push it back two weeks, when they have more than a half a year to complete the editing. Unless they want to wait and see what comes out of the test screenings. That being said, I would add: goddamn greedy Hollywood. Yet, if I was a producer or something, Id probably do the same for a few extra bucks.
I understand pushing back the release date for conversion when the film is hitting the theater in a couple of weeks. But Green Hornet was set to be released in late December. Its pointless to push it back two weeks, when they have more than a half a year to complete the editing. Unless they want to wait and see what comes out of the test screenings. That being said, I would add: goddamn greedy Hollywood. Yet, if I was a producer or something, Id probably do the same for a few extra bucks.
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11:26PM on 04/22/2010
3D makes me sick and I have a friend with one working eye who can't see it, so bah. I hope this silliness stops soon.
3D makes me sick and I have a friend with one working eye who can't see it, so bah. I hope this silliness stops soon.
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11:23PM on 04/22/2010

dont care

I will still see Green Hornet in 2D, no sense in it being 3D.

Never wanted to see LAB anyways, dont like M. Night, only liked Unbreakable.
I will still see Green Hornet in 2D, no sense in it being 3D.

Never wanted to see LAB anyways, dont like M. Night, only liked Unbreakable.
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11:23PM on 04/22/2010
Look, I like the 3D format when it is filmed for that format(such as Avatar, and the easily 3D induced CGI films)

News like this upsets me. I want to see Last Airbender in 2D..not 3D.

The words 3D forklift(conversion)from what is filmed as a 2D film is now a complete turn off.
Look, I like the 3D format when it is filmed for that format(such as Avatar, and the easily 3D induced CGI films)

News like this upsets me. I want to see Last Airbender in 2D..not 3D.

The words 3D forklift(conversion)from what is filmed as a 2D film is now a complete turn off.
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