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Stupid is as stupid does; Forrest Gump to be re-released in IMAX

06.05.2014by:

It was just earlier today when we shared the news that GHOSTBUSTERS would be making a theatrical re-release later this summer for its 30th anniversary. I guess feeling left out, Paramount is now re-releasing Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP in IMAX! The release is to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

It's hard to be cynical of this because as “easy” picks go, FORREST GUMP is one of my favorite movies. Do we need to see it on IMAX? Probably not. If you own a home edition you’re probably set; but if you know someone who hasn’t seen the movie (why do you know this person?) then maybe drag them to this version, it could be a lot of fun.

The IMAX re-release of FORREST GUMP will hit September 5th 2014.

Here’s my favorite scene from the movie; I can never hear "Running on Empty" without thinking of Gump.

Extra Tidbit: The line, "My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump" was ad libbed by Tom Hanks. Genius.
Source: ERC

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2:28AM on 06/07/2014

there are some imax-worthy parts i guess..

the Vietnam War sequences, the protest in DC, the shrimp boat and ocean, the cross country running... those might be cool in IMAX.

i'm torn... sure, this is movie studios trying to make a buck. but as a movie fan... if some local theater had a thing where they show old movies in IMAX, i'd be like "that's really cool"
the Vietnam War sequences, the protest in DC, the shrimp boat and ocean, the cross country running... those might be cool in IMAX.

i'm torn... sure, this is movie studios trying to make a buck. but as a movie fan... if some local theater had a thing where they show old movies in IMAX, i'd be like "that's really cool"
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8:07AM on 06/06/2014

stupid IMAX re-release is as stupid audience ready to pay to see it does...

Just as bad as a bad 3D converted re-release.
Zooming to go from 2.35 Cinemascope to 1.80ich IMAX does not make it better, but grainier...
Just as bad as a bad 3D converted re-release.
Zooming to go from 2.35 Cinemascope to 1.80ich IMAX does not make it better, but grainier...
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5:57AM on 06/06/2014
Well at least they're re-releasing it and not remaking it.
Well at least they're re-releasing it and not remaking it.
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3:16AM on 06/06/2014
The Soloists Biographical movie on Imax? Pass
The Soloists Biographical movie on Imax? Pass
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12:16AM on 06/06/2014
And in 4D. Stand by to be tickled by invisible feathers floating off the screen!
And in 4D. Stand by to be tickled by invisible feathers floating off the screen!
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11:00PM on 06/05/2014
Well, this is rather pointless.
Well, this is rather pointless.
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10:49PM on 06/05/2014
Jesus you people are cynical. If you think it's a waste, don't go. Does Gump scream IMAX? No but I'd love to see one of my favorite films on the big screen. I never got to as I was too young at the time. Honestly I wish studios would re-release movies more into theaters. The only theaters that are near me that show older movies are in Philly or NY but a lot of them are midnight showings that I usually can't make.
Jesus you people are cynical. If you think it's a waste, don't go. Does Gump scream IMAX? No but I'd love to see one of my favorite films on the big screen. I never got to as I was too young at the time. Honestly I wish studios would re-release movies more into theaters. The only theaters that are near me that show older movies are in Philly or NY but a lot of them are midnight showings that I usually can't make.
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10:08PM on 06/05/2014
In other news, 'Schindler's List' is being re-released on IMAX, IMAX 3D, Real 3D, Standard 2D and 3D to pave way for the inevitable pre-sequel-retcon 'Schindler's List 2: The Schindlerjudens Strike Back.'

In Theaters, Fall 2015.
In other news, 'Schindler's List' is being re-released on IMAX, IMAX 3D, Real 3D, Standard 2D and 3D to pave way for the inevitable pre-sequel-retcon 'Schindler's List 2: The Schindlerjudens Strike Back.'

In Theaters, Fall 2015.
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8:56PM on 06/05/2014
Even though it's unnecessary, I would be wiling to see it in IMAX. Love watching old films on the big screen again.
Even though it's unnecessary, I would be wiling to see it in IMAX. Love watching old films on the big screen again.
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8:35PM on 06/05/2014
Why?
Why?
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8:34PM on 06/05/2014

wow

Thank the gods its only a re release, had to look twice , for a second i thought the headline said reboot
Thank the gods its only a re release, had to look twice , for a second i thought the headline said reboot
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8:16PM on 06/05/2014
I have no respect for this. Forrest Gump is an undeniably good film but it does NOT need to be in IMAX. Might as well re release it in 3D while you're at it. Just another selfish attempt by Hollywood to milk another popular film.
I have no respect for this. Forrest Gump is an undeniably good film but it does NOT need to be in IMAX. Might as well re release it in 3D while you're at it. Just another selfish attempt by Hollywood to milk another popular film.
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