Ha! Bet you didn’t expect to see us back so soon. In this bonus episode, special guest Aaron talks with us about why the movies he watches at the theater are almost always in 3D. He also asks Dustin and Andy about the philosophy behind the podcast you all know and love–yes, this one! Well…unless you just happened upon this episode by mistake, in which case, you should check out some of our other episodes, because you’ll love ’em! Really.
NOTE: This episode includes one minor spoiler for Super 8. It’s so minor that I wouldn’t even mention it, except for the fact that we talked about the same spoiler in our review back in Episode 15, and I prefaced that review with a spoiler warning. So consider yourself warned again.
UPDATE (1/31/13): Disney has announced that the 3D releases of Episodes II & II will be delayed indefinitely while Lucasfilm focuses on the new Episode VII, currently slated for release in 2015. Disney says it still plans to release the prequel films in 3D, but it has not set new release dates.
ORIGINAL STORY (8/27/12): Star Wars, episodes II and III, will be released in 3D next year, according to an announcement from Lucasfilm. Episode II: Attack of the Clones will hit theaters on September 20, 2013, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will follow on October 11, 2013.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace had a 3D theater release in February of this year. It was a relatively modest success, pulling in $43.5 million domestically and $59.3 million internationally, according to comingsoon.net.
I’ve expressed my general dislike for 3D before, and I’m not particularly fond of these movies either, so I personally can’t wait to have not seen any of them.
Warner Bros. has announced it is moving its new movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby from a Christmas Day 2012 release to the summer of 2013. The Los Angeles Times reports the delay will allow director Baz Luhrmann to complete complicated 3D effects and finish the movie’s soundtrack. The precise new release date is yet to be determined.
We discussed the movie’s trailer in our first podcast episode. For the record Gatsby is the second movie covered in that episode that has been pushed several months from its original release date–the other being Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was moved from June 2012 to March 2013. In both cases the delays are due at least in part to the studios’ desires for the films to be in 3D. Gatsby was already intended to be a 3D release, while G.I. Joe was originally going to be in 2D.