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Jurassic Park is the next 3D conversion film in line

Mar. 16, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Why go through the hassle of writing a script, hiring actors, a director, a composer, editor, etc., etc., for a fourth film when you can just take the first film from a franchise, convert it to 3D and re-release it in theaters? 

And thus, JURASSIC PARK 3D was born!  Universal is the latest studio to jump on the conversion game, following on the heels of Disney's success with THE LION KING 3D and the likely clean sweep that TITANIC 3D will make.  If you're annoyed by this news (like I am), then all I can tell you is that the average moviegoer is to blame.  It's no secret that we vote with our cash, and THE LION KING 3D's $94 million take is simply Disney "making it rain."  The original budget for the film was $45 million.  It's original domestic take was $312 million, making a total of $422 million (and that's just domestic box office!).  That's swimming in profit, folks.

STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D wasn't as successful as the others, but still managed to rake $42 million from the masses, providing a half-assed conversion and pod-racing 3D glasses to vacuum suck the money from our wallets.

With all that being said, I'm sure there are some serious number crunchers in Hollywood, having very serious meetings with charts and graphs and shit that point to huge profits with low risk and a guaranteed, built-in audience to pay for it all. 

Only YOU have the power to quash the 3D conversion craze.  However, if you're happy to see little Tim get electrocuted on a fence, dated CGI, Dennis Nedry get spit on, or Samuel L. Jackson's bloody arm in three dimensions, then save up your dollars as JURASSIC PARK 3D crashes into theaters...again, on July 19, 2013. 

Extra Tidbit: Don't be shy now...are you FOR or AGAINST the 3D conversion craze? If you're for it, please explain. If you're against it, no need to explain. It's understood.
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11:22AM on 03/16/2012
This is one of my all-time favourite movies but I have absolutely no desire to see it in 3D.

The acting, CGI, storytelling and music make this film far more three-dimensional than 3D glasses ever will.
This is one of my all-time favourite movies but I have absolutely no desire to see it in 3D.

The acting, CGI, storytelling and music make this film far more three-dimensional than 3D glasses ever will.
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11:23AM on 03/16/2012
I'm against 3D movies all together, be they filmed that way or converted. It's not that I'm old fashioned; it's that they don't look ANYTHING like 3D images. Seriously, look at your god damn hand, and then look at a "3D" movie. If your brain cannot tell the difference, there's something wrong with you. 3D movies are a cheap, distracting bullshit gimmick.
I'm against 3D movies all together, be they filmed that way or converted. It's not that I'm old fashioned; it's that they don't look ANYTHING like 3D images. Seriously, look at your god damn hand, and then look at a "3D" movie. If your brain cannot tell the difference, there's something wrong with you. 3D movies are a cheap, distracting bullshit gimmick.
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11:28AM on 03/16/2012
I think/hope that the casual movie goers are cottoning on to the fact 3d is a rip off and we will see these conversions stop. Until the fad starts again in a few years time of course.
I think/hope that the casual movie goers are cottoning on to the fact 3d is a rip off and we will see these conversions stop. Until the fad starts again in a few years time of course.
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11:30AM on 03/16/2012

Hmmm....

I hate hate HATE 3D movies!!!! For one they look like shit and two they make my eyes hurt for 2 hours. However... Jurassic Park has been my all time favorite movie when I was a kid. I remember seeing it in the theaters and covering my eyes when Genaro got eaten off of the toilet by the T Rex. So unfortunately I will be breaking my bank to go see it in 3D just for an excuse to see it in the theaters one more time.

I only wish instead of 3D they updated the CGI or something like the
I hate hate HATE 3D movies!!!! For one they look like shit and two they make my eyes hurt for 2 hours. However... Jurassic Park has been my all time favorite movie when I was a kid. I remember seeing it in the theaters and covering my eyes when Genaro got eaten off of the toilet by the T Rex. So unfortunately I will be breaking my bank to go see it in 3D just for an excuse to see it in the theaters one more time.

I only wish instead of 3D they updated the CGI or something like the re-released Star Wars films. That way I don't have to suffer through watching a great movie with shitty 3D.
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11:41AM on 03/16/2012
I personally probably won't go see a 20 year old movie in the theaters just because they added 3D. But some people might, so let them go ahead and release it - it's no skin off my ass.

And I'm not against 3D, if I want to see a movie and it just so happens to be in 3D then I'll pay the extra 2 bucks.
I personally probably won't go see a 20 year old movie in the theaters just because they added 3D. But some people might, so let them go ahead and release it - it's no skin off my ass.

And I'm not against 3D, if I want to see a movie and it just so happens to be in 3D then I'll pay the extra 2 bucks.
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11:42AM on 03/16/2012

Fuck this

Seriously now, what does making a film 3D do for it? Other than make it more money from stupid theatergoers. I hate this shit so much. JP is a great film, truly, but it deserves a good 2d re-release, not this bullshit 3d crap. I'd love the opportunity to see JP on the big screen since I was a little too young the first time, but not like this.
Seriously now, what does making a film 3D do for it? Other than make it more money from stupid theatergoers. I hate this shit so much. JP is a great film, truly, but it deserves a good 2d re-release, not this bullshit 3d crap. I'd love the opportunity to see JP on the big screen since I was a little too young the first time, but not like this.
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11:47AM on 03/16/2012
This sucks, but I will be one of the idiots in the theater just because I love the film so much and have been dying to see it on the big screen again.
This sucks, but I will be one of the idiots in the theater just because I love the film so much and have been dying to see it on the big screen again.
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11:49AM on 03/16/2012
I like waiting for these to come out, and then seeking the one theater in the area playing it in 2-D.
I like waiting for these to come out, and then seeking the one theater in the area playing it in 2-D.
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11:51AM on 03/16/2012

Big surprise...

I'd probably have more fun watching this in 3D than any of the shitty sequels though.
I'd probably have more fun watching this in 3D than any of the shitty sequels though.
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11:55AM on 03/16/2012
First it was sequels, then prequels, then director's cuts (played in the theater) then remakes, re-imaging... now they've stooped to the level of just playing the same movie again in the theater and slap a 3D sticker on it. LAME!
First it was sequels, then prequels, then director's cuts (played in the theater) then remakes, re-imaging... now they've stooped to the level of just playing the same movie again in the theater and slap a 3D sticker on it. LAME!
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12:14PM on 03/16/2012
*sound of fart* is what i think about 3D!
*sound of fart* is what i think about 3D!
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12:19PM on 03/16/2012
I wonder if the studio execs are surprised at how dumb Americans are. "Holy shit, these people will watch anything in 3D. We don't have to make another movie ever again. We re-release our entire Spielberg library in 3D, and rake in billions!" Hey more power to 'em. I can't get mad at the crack dealer, when people are still dumb enough to buy crack.
I wonder if the studio execs are surprised at how dumb Americans are. "Holy shit, these people will watch anything in 3D. We don't have to make another movie ever again. We re-release our entire Spielberg library in 3D, and rake in billions!" Hey more power to 'em. I can't get mad at the crack dealer, when people are still dumb enough to buy crack.
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12:32PM on 03/16/2012
Totally against. I'm mostly against 3D in general. It should be an event, like Avatar. I wouldn't mind if there were only 1 or 2 3D movies a year.
Totally against. I'm mostly against 3D in general. It should be an event, like Avatar. I wouldn't mind if there were only 1 or 2 3D movies a year.
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12:37PM on 03/16/2012
I'm against 3D. Why on Earth would be they have to have everything in 3D? What's next? Ben-Hur in 3D? I'd rather see classic films like Ben-Hur or, in this case, Jurassic Park in Normal IMAX theatre.
I'm against 3D. Why on Earth would be they have to have everything in 3D? What's next? Ben-Hur in 3D? I'd rather see classic films like Ben-Hur or, in this case, Jurassic Park in Normal IMAX theatre.
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12:51PM on 03/16/2012
It's my favorite classic movie after starwars. I haven't seen it in theaters since I was 6 years old in 1993. I'm down for this. I honestly just want to see it in theaters again. It's not like Lucas changed it, or something... ya know?
It's my favorite classic movie after starwars. I haven't seen it in theaters since I was 6 years old in 1993. I'm down for this. I honestly just want to see it in theaters again. It's not like Lucas changed it, or something... ya know?
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1:38PM on 03/16/2012
This was rereleased in the UK in October of last year in good ol' fashioned 2D, people still went to see it in masses (myself included). Moral of the story: re-release it, forget the 3D, save your money on post converting it and just take the box office with minimal expense to the studio as well as the audience.
This was rereleased in the UK in October of last year in good ol' fashioned 2D, people still went to see it in masses (myself included). Moral of the story: re-release it, forget the 3D, save your money on post converting it and just take the box office with minimal expense to the studio as well as the audience.
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1:45PM on 03/16/2012
nope, i don't like that dang nabbed 3D
nope, i don't like that dang nabbed 3D
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2:07PM on 03/16/2012
Dear 3D Fad,

I have enjoyed 2D films either just as much or even more.

Die please.

Sincerely,
Disgruntled Fan of Cinema
Dear 3D Fad,

I have enjoyed 2D films either just as much or even more.

Die please.

Sincerely,
Disgruntled Fan of Cinema
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2:28PM on 03/16/2012

I love rereleases

I don't necessarily care for 3D conversions, but if it gets classic movies back in the theater then I am for it. 20 years between seeing JP in the theater is way too long! A lot of theaters also offer 2D as well, so you aren't necessarily forced into the 3D. Bring on JP!!!!
I don't necessarily care for 3D conversions, but if it gets classic movies back in the theater then I am for it. 20 years between seeing JP in the theater is way too long! A lot of theaters also offer 2D as well, so you aren't necessarily forced into the 3D. Bring on JP!!!!
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2:49PM on 03/16/2012
Why do people bitch about 3D, you still can watch the movies in 2D. It's nice to have an option. I guess people need things to bitch about.
Why do people bitch about 3D, you still can watch the movies in 2D. It's nice to have an option. I guess people need things to bitch about.
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2:57PM on 03/16/2012
Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time and I am glad it is being re-released (3D or not) because I missed it in theaters growing up. Oh, and Paul, the CG in this movie still surpasses the bullshit CG that comes out in some of the movies today.
Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time and I am glad it is being re-released (3D or not) because I missed it in theaters growing up. Oh, and Paul, the CG in this movie still surpasses the bullshit CG that comes out in some of the movies today.
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3:10PM on 03/16/2012
Took the words right out of my mouth. Gonna love seeing it on the big screen regardless of 3D conversion or not cuz I love that film.
Took the words right out of my mouth. Gonna love seeing it on the big screen regardless of 3D conversion or not cuz I love that film.
3:20PM on 03/16/2012
Dated CGI? I can't believe I just fucking read that. Jurassic Park still looks better than alot of half assed work thats gotten released in the years since. I'm aboard.
Dated CGI? I can't believe I just fucking read that. Jurassic Park still looks better than alot of half assed work thats gotten released in the years since. I'm aboard.
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3:27PM on 03/16/2012
The Trex sequence, nearly 20 years later, still is an amazingly accomplishment in the mix of CG and animatronics and blows most current stuff out of the water. Game on!
The Trex sequence, nearly 20 years later, still is an amazingly accomplishment in the mix of CG and animatronics and blows most current stuff out of the water. Game on!
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3:45PM on 03/16/2012
Dated CGI! What!?!?! Almost 20 years old and the CGI is still more convincing then most movies these days.
Dated CGI! What!?!?! Almost 20 years old and the CGI is still more convincing then most movies these days.
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3:58PM on 03/16/2012

3D

F**K 3D!!!
F**K 3D!!!
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4:44PM on 03/16/2012
I'd be up for 3D if it were any good.

Up to this day, only Avatar and Hugo were the only movies where I noticed some extra dimension.
I'd be up for 3D if it were any good.

Up to this day, only Avatar and Hugo were the only movies where I noticed some extra dimension.
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4:55PM on 03/16/2012
The only reason these 3D re-releases make money is because people want to see the classics back on the big screen. I bet if you were to re-release the lion king or Jurassic park in 2D, it would make just as much money as it would in 3D.
The only reason these 3D re-releases make money is because people want to see the classics back on the big screen. I bet if you were to re-release the lion king or Jurassic park in 2D, it would make just as much money as it would in 3D.
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5:00PM on 03/16/2012

Against

Against against against
Against against against
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5:39PM on 03/16/2012
I wasn't a big fan of Jurassic Park when it first came out, and I'm certainly NOT a fan of watching old movies shellacked with old movie gimmicks at today's ticket prices.

This shit (3D conversion) just reminds me when Ted Turner had that horrible idea back in the 80's to colorize all black and white movies.
I wasn't a big fan of Jurassic Park when it first came out, and I'm certainly NOT a fan of watching old movies shellacked with old movie gimmicks at today's ticket prices.

This shit (3D conversion) just reminds me when Ted Turner had that horrible idea back in the 80's to colorize all black and white movies.
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5:46PM on 03/16/2012
I hope they have it on 3d imax and no I wont go to one of the crappy theaters with the fake imax. I wanna see those dinosaurs as big as possible in 3d. That will make for one seriously awesome 3d movie. No way though will I see it on standard 3d on small screen. That will be just be a waste of time.
I hope they have it on 3d imax and no I wont go to one of the crappy theaters with the fake imax. I wanna see those dinosaurs as big as possible in 3d. That will make for one seriously awesome 3d movie. No way though will I see it on standard 3d on small screen. That will be just be a waste of time.
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7:03PM on 03/16/2012

Maybe

This could be decent IF the conversion is done well, if not then at least it'll probably also be back in theaters in 2D as well. And really, dated CGI? That was some stupid shit to say, come on usually I'm on your side on things, but that was idiotic.
This could be decent IF the conversion is done well, if not then at least it'll probably also be back in theaters in 2D as well. And really, dated CGI? That was some stupid shit to say, come on usually I'm on your side on things, but that was idiotic.
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7:05PM on 03/16/2012
Jurassic Park is the film that made me a movie fan, but I can't support this. Normally I don't care for 3D, but I can respect a new film that tries to incorporate a special use for the 3D (like Avatar or Transformers 3). Jurassic Park was not intended to be in 3D, and I don't think it'll add anything to this already a masterpiece film. 3D should stick to amusement park movies. The T2-3D show at Universal is better than any 3D movie I saw at a theater.
Jurassic Park is the film that made me a movie fan, but I can't support this. Normally I don't care for 3D, but I can respect a new film that tries to incorporate a special use for the 3D (like Avatar or Transformers 3). Jurassic Park was not intended to be in 3D, and I don't think it'll add anything to this already a masterpiece film. 3D should stick to amusement park movies. The T2-3D show at Universal is better than any 3D movie I saw at a theater.
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7:12PM on 03/16/2012
I dont get all the hate this is getting, JP is one of the greatest films ever. I was just a kid when it came out and I have very vague memories of seeing it for the first time in the theatre. Yeah id rather see it in 2d but just seeing one of my favorite movies ever on the big screen again is pretty exciting.
I dont get all the hate this is getting, JP is one of the greatest films ever. I was just a kid when it came out and I have very vague memories of seeing it for the first time in the theatre. Yeah id rather see it in 2d but just seeing one of my favorite movies ever on the big screen again is pretty exciting.
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10:45PM on 03/16/2012

Why 3D?!

Spielberg has lost his damn mind.
Spielberg has lost his damn mind.
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1:28AM on 03/17/2012

I love 3D

but I still think this is stupid. Enough with the conversions already, I want more 3D movies... but I want more 3D movies that are SHOT in and for 3D, not lame conversions...
but I still think this is stupid. Enough with the conversions already, I want more 3D movies... but I want more 3D movies that are SHOT in and for 3D, not lame conversions...
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6:41AM on 03/17/2012

YES!!!

I don't care what everyone says, I am stoked for this!! I will finally beable to see JP on the big screen. I wanted so badly to see this movie when I was 9 and begged my mom to let me see it for my birthday but never happened. JP is like the one movie I wish I could go back in time and see in theatres. There is no other movie that had me more excited than that one. Even today looking back and remembering seeing all the toys and posters... the striking insignia plastered everywhere... and I ate
I don't care what everyone says, I am stoked for this!! I will finally beable to see JP on the big screen. I wanted so badly to see this movie when I was 9 and begged my mom to let me see it for my birthday but never happened. JP is like the one movie I wish I could go back in time and see in theatres. There is no other movie that had me more excited than that one. Even today looking back and remembering seeing all the toys and posters... the striking insignia plastered everywhere... and I ate it up like candy. Still one of my favorite movies... or holds a special place in my heart. So YES, I am for this conversion.

That said... now that JP is next, they can stop. That's like the one movie I was really hoping they'd convert just so I could see it and even mentioned it maybe a week ago. But I would prefer they would just make NEW 3D movies... but I guess I can't be selfish... I bet lots have their own "special film" they'd like to see re-release and if 3D is the way it's gonna get done, then so be it I guess.
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12:55PM on 03/17/2012

IF DONE WELL WITH THE RIGHT MOVIES

Some movies might be cool to watch in 3D, but not everyone of them. AND ONLY if the conversion is done well (like for TITANIC and NOT LIKE STAR WARS EPISODE 1), with enough TIME and MONEY to do it right!
Some movies might be cool to watch in 3D, but not everyone of them. AND ONLY if the conversion is done well (like for TITANIC and NOT LIKE STAR WARS EPISODE 1), with enough TIME and MONEY to do it right!
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2:46PM on 03/17/2012

I'd go see it

Jurassic Park is a kick ass movie and since I personally think the 3D conversion for The Phantom Menace was very well done, I hope they get ILM to do it again. It would still be a treat to see it on the big screen. It's not like movies haven't ever been re-released before, people.
Jurassic Park is a kick ass movie and since I personally think the 3D conversion for The Phantom Menace was very well done, I hope they get ILM to do it again. It would still be a treat to see it on the big screen. It's not like movies haven't ever been re-released before, people.
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8:18AM on 03/18/2012
As far as I know, ILM DID NOT make the conversion.
As far as I know, ILM DID NOT make the conversion.
6:09PM on 03/17/2012
Dated cgi my ass!!!
I had the chance to see Jurassic Park on the big screen twice this year and the movie holds up pretty well 20 years later. The cgi and special effects are still better than about 90% of the movies coming out nowadays.
I wouldn't go see it in 3D but I would in 2D any day!
Dated cgi my ass!!!
I had the chance to see Jurassic Park on the big screen twice this year and the movie holds up pretty well 20 years later. The cgi and special effects are still better than about 90% of the movies coming out nowadays.
I wouldn't go see it in 3D but I would in 2D any day!
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11:06AM on 03/18/2012
I'm only giving a negative rating to "dated cgi". You're a poor film connoisseur if you truly believe that. Jurassic Park's CGI holds up, and like dude below me says, it's still better than 90% of the cgi in movies even today. How can you look at that picture of the T-Rex that you posted and say that's dated?
I'm only giving a negative rating to "dated cgi". You're a poor film connoisseur if you truly believe that. Jurassic Park's CGI holds up, and like dude below me says, it's still better than 90% of the cgi in movies even today. How can you look at that picture of the T-Rex that you posted and say that's dated?
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7:14PM on 03/19/2012
Before home video, pretty much every popular movie was re-released multiple times. Who cares if they are re-releasing popular movies. You don't have to see then in 3D, most theaters have 2D showings as well. So I'm all for seeing my favorite movies on the big screen again. I'd love to see "Jurassic" and "Titanic" on the big screen.
Before home video, pretty much every popular movie was re-released multiple times. Who cares if they are re-releasing popular movies. You don't have to see then in 3D, most theaters have 2D showings as well. So I'm all for seeing my favorite movies on the big screen again. I'd love to see "Jurassic" and "Titanic" on the big screen.
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