Is this the next step in trying to make a higher gross for a film, or an attempt to make more people see a 3D version of the film. ‘Fright Night’ was released in the UK last night and hardly any 2D copies of the film have been given to the cinemas. Seems like a way to try to ensure a higher box office taking, with 3D ticket prices being even higher than normal ticket prices. I am not a fan of 3D films at all, really don’t get the point of it. I don’t want to see things randomly come out of the screen and look like it is going to hit you . . . it’s not going to hit you and it’s all just done for effect.
The 3D effects put on a film often become the focus for the filmmaker and the storyline seems to suffer in some of the films “made for 3D”. I have been choosing to see the 2D version of films, but it does not seem that will be possible with ‘Fright Night’ and the lack of 2D films the cinemas have to show.
‘Avatar’ was still the only film which did not use the 3D for things jumping out of the screen, it was used to make you feel like you were in the world and gave you a surrounding look at it all. Which looked pretty incredible and added to the film, I haven’t actually watched the full film since seeing it in 3D at the cinema.
I went to see ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II’ in 3D because they did not have the 2D option at the midnight screening – and I really couldn’t wait to see it the following morning. The 3D for that film was particularly bad, I guess that shows it was done in post-production of the film. I did however go back and see the film in 2D and it was much better.
The first film I ever saw in 3D was ‘The Final Destination’ which was number 4 in the series (I think) and that was the whole things flying out of the screen in an attempt to make people jump. After the first thing to jump out it became obvious the direction in which they were going with the film.
I have seen a few animated films in 3D including the re-releases of ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Toy Story 2′ before the release of the much-anticipated ‘Toy Story 3′. ‘Up’ is the other Disney/Pixar film I have seen in the 3D and while it doesn’t really make much difference the 2D versions would have done. I don’t appreciate paying extra money (on top of my Unlimited card) for something I don’t want to see. The up and coming re-release of ‘The Lion King’ in 3D therefore has no appeal to be whatsoever. It’s not going to change the film or be able to make it any better is it is already good and does not need the added 3D.
The films in recent months which were available in 3D but I went to the 2D screenings include ‘The Green Lantern’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. I will continue to do this if the films are available in 2D as well, as I will not want to go and see the 3D version as I really do not like them at all. I get no extra enjoyment out of them and don’t want to sit with the 3D glasses on for one and a half/ two hours at a time.
That gets me onto the 3D glasses . . . they really are not comfortable at all, although the special Harry Potter one’s are a little bit better. Not that I really have any intention of wearing any of them again. If that means missing out on some films until they are released to DVD/Blu Ray or come onto the TV to watch then that is what will happen. I really have less interest in 3D films that I did a year ago (and it was pretty low then). I keep hoping that the 3D versions of films are going to fail and they will get the message that we do not want to see films in 3D and very happy with the 2D format which has worked so well for years now . . . why change it?!?!
I just want to be able to go to the cinema, use my unlimited card without having to pay extra, not have to wear any glasses and just enjoy the film that I have chosen to see. Is that too much to ask?
Nemo is taken away in the big ocean and his dad Marlin must search the entire ocean to get him back. Meeting a fish called Dory with amnesia along the way. But a father’s love for his son sees him going further than anyone would have ever expected. It’s cute, funny and heartwarming throughout and such a fantastic animated film.
It’s approaching that time of year when production companies put out the ‘For Your Consideration’ posters in order to get the attention of the academy and build up a claim for their film to win those little gold statues known as Oscars. Disney Pixar has started a massive shout for Toy Story 3, which must get nominated in the Best Picture category for the 2011 awards. It was a very emotional film for everyone who watched it, don’t think I have heard or read a bad word against this film . . . so not since Return of the King or Shakespeare in Love has there been a film like this. The best reviewed film of the year as the posters say! Surely an animated film is going to win the Best Picture Oscar . . . will it be 2011?
If you regularly read my blog you would have noticed that I had been very much looking forward to see Toy Story 3 and I eventually got the chance when it was released on Monday. As the posters were being released I had been posting them on my blog, with lots of toys here. Posters featuring our already favorite toys Woody, Buzz, Hamm, Rex, Jessie, Slink and Mr Potato Head. So I thought it was about time to post all of the posters featuring the new Toys!
After such a long wait to eventually see Toy Story 3 (11 years to be precise), I went to the cinema on Monday for the 9.10pm showing and it was pretty full with people mainly around my age, that age being . . . well the children who grew up with the first Toy Story and it certainly took us all back to our childhoods and it felt great seeing our favorite toys on another adventure.
Inspired by a “become a fan” or now “like” on Facebook. I thought it was a good title to write some build up about the long-awaited third installment of Toy Story. To really get into this blog I guess I have to think back to 1995 and the release of the first Toy Story when I was 7/8 years old! So I had to be in the target audience for this film. I went to the cinema to see it and can remember totally loving it and I used to hope my toys came to life when I was not around (yes, probably extremely sad to admit that but it is true, and I am sure a lot of you out there felt exactly the same). The thought of your toys having adventures and everything really was just fantastic. Plus this was the first Pixar animation and so different to all the previous animated films we had ever seen.
Yet more posters for this year’s Toy Story 3 have been released and considering I had posted most of them before I decided to continue with the tradition and post these as well.
Well I decided to start a possible new feature on my blog of movie memorabilia I have lying around or get in the future. The first to feature on the blog is going to be a cup from “Up” yes I was very mature and thought Up Cup sounded funny so decided that when we went to see Up I would buy the cup.
While yes I went on about getting this cup for ages. I still have not actually used it. I guess it is just going to be more of an inside joke with myself and friends.
Third part of the countdown of my top 50 films of the decade . . .
Now for the 8th Character poster which features Jessie.
As I said a 7th poster has been released too, this one is Mr. Potato head and guess what, the 3 is his nose . . .
Yes thats right a 6th poster (and 7th too) has been released for Toy Story 3. They really are going quite crazy at the moment with the pubilicity for a film that does not come out until June 2010. This poster is of Slinky the dog.
The official trailer for the third Toy Story film has eventually been released and it looks like parts of it are going to be difficult to watch. But also sooooo good at the same time . . . the toys are coming back!
Eventually the time came to see “Up” I have looked forward to this for way too long now, and lets start this review off by saying it certainly did not disappoint. From the trailer’s and reading about the plot, that still does not really give you much insight into the full story of the film. It has sad parts, funny parts, cute parts, nice parts which equals an overall very good film.
The Woody character poster
Also released is a 4th poster, which features everyone favorite space ranger none other than Buzz Lightyear.
A third poster for next year’s Toy Story has been released. This one with Hamm . . . with the 3 cleverly placed in the slot where the money goes in . . . yes he is a piggy bank after all.
The second poster for “Toy Story 3″. Rex the dinosaur gets the treatment this time, holding a big 3 in his mouth. They really are not giving us much, but putting out more suspense.
As “Up” is released here in the UK on Friday, I am getting more and more excited to see it. Especially after seeing the trailer in 3D again, before “Toy Story”. So I decided to post the still pictures for the movie. It really does look like its going to be so good. I also want to buy an Up Cup which I spotted at the cinema last week, so will hopefully come away with one of those when I go to see the movie.