First, here is an article from MTV After is a blurb on my honest thoughts...
Summit Entertainment understands the importance of 3-D. Still, there continues to be rampant speculation about whether "Breaking Dawn," will open as a 3-D release when the first of a two-part finale arrives in theaters next year. But now, another movie on the studio's lineup may provide some clues about where Summit will take the "Twilight Saga."
"They're completely fascinated and intrigued by the technology," said director Patrick Lussier, who recently wrapped production on Summit's 3-D action flick "Drive Angry." "I think Summit has been discovering, as they've been seeing the 3-D material and the ease we've been able to work with it, is that it's an incredibly viable format to work in."
So will Summit's "Drive Angry" experience — the movie was shot using 3-D cameras rather than converted in post-production — combined with the fate of "Eclipse" at the box office , convince them to deliver their biggest 2011 release in three dimensions?
"That decision has yet to be made," Summit distribution head Richard Fay told MTV News. "It's still the source of a discussion."
While those talks inevitably touch on technological hurdles and monetary interest — owing to the premium-ticket prices that 3-D flicks command — Fay emphasized that the studio is more focused on creative concerns.
"There's certainly a financial part of the discussion," he said. "And yes, there's a certain amount of technology that has to be considered and accounted for. But it really comes down to the creative folks."
"In any of these roundtables conversations, [Summit CEO] Rob Friedman has always been concerned about the 'Twilight' patron," Fay added. "His concern is always the people that come in to see this movie. He doesn't want to turn them off or offend. That's why it's a creative decision. A big factor is the perception of our audience. What are their feelings going to be? If it lends itself to being a better movie because of 3-D, then that's the technology we'll use."
What are your thoughts on "Breaking Dawn" in 3-D? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Honestly, I wouldn't want Breaking Dawn in 3D. I saw Eclipse in IMAX and didn't really think it suited an IMAX. For one, I prefer IMAX with wide landscapes and not mostly close-ups. mAdditionally, the battle was difficult to follow because there was too much happening in all corners of the screen. The movie is great, but I enjoyed it more on the small screen as opposed to IMAX (with the exception of IMAX RObward and Taycob)
Moving forward, I can see 3D is the next step but in reality I think it's too much of a jump. To me, good qualities of 3D are having things jump towards you and fly past you and you move through. I can't think of how or what in Breaking Dawn is suited for this type of feel.
Can you imagine Renesmee's birth(already controversial) in 3D? Maybe Bella in her wedding dress walking down the aisle towards the audience? Feathers falling around us (ok actually, THAT part sounds cool - if it was 4D with actual feathers falling ha ha - but I digress)
There is always a WAY to make it 3D but is it always a GOOD WAY? I don't want scenes forced to make them work 3D....
Examples of 3D I enjoyed are Alice in Wonderland, falling down the rabbit hole, walking out the cliff towards us in the audience etc. or My Bloody Valentine's axe plnging at my head, or most animated movies (Toy Story, How to train a gragon, Up, etc.) since they can have characters that are already unreal, do the unreal such as fly towards you or jump through the screen.
Fuel Your Motionography posted this article on 3D last year:
Another string to the 3D bow is that there is the potential to take audiences into the reality on the screen. I recently watched a 3D horror movie and people were jumping in their seats and grabbing in the air. There was a fun, social energy in the auditorium; one that I have never experienced with a 2D movie. 3D undoubtedly makes what we are seeing more vivid and dare I say it, real. We can almost touch the world the characters exist in, and there have been a few rare moments where I felt like I was at the same table as the characters I was watching.
Of course, as the same article points out, 3D can cause motion sickness and it also allows even horribly bad movies (such as My Bloody Valentine in my opinion and inthe article's example Final Destination 3) do well at the box office because of the 3D factor....
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn does not NEED the extra appeal of 3D at the box office... nor does it need to change whats not broken... it will do well regardless of it's format... which brings me to my closing point...
Regardless if it is 3D or not fans will go see it... 3D may bring in some other fans interested in the 3D appeal which is the newest trend, but I think it will lose some too (those who get motion sickness may only go once, or more will wait for dvd, or not pay the extra ticket price to see multiple times)
Personally, I would go at least 3x but I enjoy 3D - I just fear that Breaking Dawn isn't the rght kind of movie to go the 3D route... especially not exclusively 3D
What do you think?
**EDIT - Wow! What an idea.... 3D after Bella turns. Thanks to thos eyou emailed me and commented below with this idea... I hadn't even thought of it but I love it.. what a neat way to show how Bella's perspective changes.... 3D and detailed and clear... some suggested animated parts like Avatar and though the idea sounds strange I can that vision working... I'd be scared, it's a risk and if they messed it up it would be horrible, but... if they mastered it - wow what an amazing creation that could be!!!