The list is fine, but of course it course it practically forces one to come up with some more suggestions of films that, perhaps, weren’t all they could be, and thereby could benefit from the addition of an extra d.
Now, of course, there’s a bit of kerfuffle about 3D at the moment and not everyone is a fan. Studios are ramping up to release 3D pics, but, as linked to in the post below, there are not as many theaters equipped to show product as expected:
And you know we’ve been through this before – with the 3D craze of the 50′s and, oh boy, with the oh-so-brief-80′s 3D fad, (see below…if you dare):
Anyhew, here’s my list of films that just might be that wee bit better in the miracle of 3-dimensions:
(10) Doubt – Just so I could see Philip Seymour Hoffman in 3D, (link NSFW); and while were at it, let’s make it IMax as well. When I saw Speed Racer in Imax each of John Goodman’s jowls was the size of a yacht. Just think what sweaty, creepy and possibly guilty Seymour would be like in ‘DOUBT 3-MAX I-VISION’.
(9) The Star Wars Movies – Actually I don’t think they need to be in 3D – I just get the feeling that since George Lucas obviously feels so economically strapped he’s gonna add 3D to the films and re-release them to theaters and on Blu-Ray/DVD/VHS/Videodisc/SuperVideoCD/DiscoVision etc., to rake in some extra cash.
(8) Any film by David Lynch – I would love to see Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune – anything by Lynch, in 3D. In fact, thinking about it, it’s like they were already filmed in 3D, and, like the characters in From Beyond, (link not for the squeamish), we just don’t have the right sensory apparatus to see it.
Inland Empire especially – it feels like it was shot in ‘xD’ – the x stands for ‘this film will give you nightmares’.
(7) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – a film I found tedious in the extreme. While watching it I was wishing for the addition of 2 extra Ds – you know, to make it time travel, (the 4th dimension), so I could jump to the end of the movie in an instant.
(6) Licence to Kill - Internet blog posts are full of lists. Sometimes you have to pad them. Here’s my solution: from now on, whenever I do one of these ’10 best this’, ’10 worst that’, yadda yadda, I’m going to include Licence to Kill. Why? Because I can. And because Licence to Kill has:
* A title that no-one can agree how to spell. Is it License to Kill or Licence to Kill? No one knows – it’s part of the films mystery – just like the mystery of what the h*** Ninjas are doing in the movie.
* Franz Sanchez’s henchman in the film? Benicio del Toro. That’s right, the guy from Che - he looks about 12 years old in License to Kill, but in the film he’s 12 times as awesome as any other Bond Henchman you’ve seen:
(5) Bolt 3D - ok, Bolt was released in 3D. But unlike others I didn’t find Bolt awesome. If this is the 3D technology used in Avatar I will not be amused. Anyhew, if they released Bolt in in actual 3D instead of whatever half-baked ‘Comin’ At Ya!’ technology was used – it could only increase the quality of the pic.
(4) Koyaanisqatsi – oh sure life’s out of balance – but you’ll be really out of balance when you watch it in the miracle of 3D my friend.
(2) Journey to the Center of the Earth, (link possibly NSFW) – Yes, I know, another film in 3D. But my suggestion here is a bit of a cheat – I suggest removing the extra d and watching in ‘flat’ as it were. This will increase the entertainment value of scenes such as ‘Brendan Fraser finding his brother’s old yo-yo collection’ exponentially.
(1) My Dinner with Andre – and finally My Dinner with Andre – how great would it be in 3D? If you’ve seen the film you’ll know what I mean – the scene when the waiter brings over the check!? In 3D!?! Man, that’ll rock!
Next post in a similar vein – movies that will be better in Percepto:
(Photo at top – framegrab from ‘My Dinner with Andre – The 3D Experience)