Literature classic The Great Gatsby is in the works to be shot in 3-D by director Baz Luhrman. Shhh. If you’re really quiet you can hear the muffled sounds of F. Scott Fitzgerald turning over in his grave—along with my stomach.
CNN recently posted a list of movies that should stay away from 3-D, which includes the redo of The Great Gatsby. Of all the movies to ruin with 3-D glasses and overpriced tickets, why did it have to be this one? Now, I’m going to be forced to pay to go see it.
I was equally as horrified when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was set to be released in 3-D back in November of last year. Fortunately, this was cancelled because of time constraints. To my dismay, the second part is expected to be 3-D when it’s released in July.
Now, don’t take me for some 3-D Nazi. I went to see Avatar to see what all of the hype was about. I enjoyed the movie but besides a couple of scenes, I don’t recall anything special about the three-dimensional effects. I still haven’t been convinced that 3-D movies are worth the extra money.