Let’s Discuss: Disney classics in 3D?

One thing that I’d really like to do with this blog is get some more discussion happening.  I realize that not a lot of people read this, which is okay with me because this has long stopped being a class project and is now only something I do for fun.  But at the same time, I really like reading what other people think about Disney-related topics, and it’s a lot more fun to converse about it instead of just posting my thoughts online to get them off my chest.

So I thought it might be fun to post a weekly discussion question, and if it catches on and people respond, I’ll keep posting a new one every week.  What’ll happen is, I’ll post a question along with some of my own thoughts, and then leave the rest up to you.  If you agree with me, say so, and if you don’t agree with me…definitely say so!  Where’s the fun in a discussion if everyone has the exact same opinion?  Just remember to stay civil, though I doubt that’ll be a problem here.

So, without further ado, here’s question #1:

Should Disney continue re-releasing its classic movies in 3D?

Pictures found on (where else?) the Disney Wiki

After seeing The Lion King in 3D, about 90% of me is screaming, “YEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!”  It was amazing seeing that movie in theaters again and I’d gladly give Disney my money repeatedly to see some of my favorites up on the big screen once more.  Sure, we could just watch them on DVD, but for me, there’s nothing quite like being in a theater room, surrounded by people who love the movie just as much as I do, with the story playing out on a gigantic screen while I eat ridiculously overpriced popcorn with ridiculous amounts of butter.

On the other hand, it’s in 3D, and the 3D really didn’t add much to the experience.  I’m sure with the right amount of time and technology, it could look breathtaking, but after the initial surprise of seeing a 3D movie for the first time in A Christmas Carol, 3D hasn’t really impressed me that much.  It’s okay.  But it’s expensive and I’m not interested in handing over a few extra dollars for an experience that doesn’t feel much different than the 2D version.  I went to see The Lion King because I wanted to watch The Lion King, not because I desperately wanted to watch a 3D movie.  And I don’t think every Disney movie would translate well in 3D.  But I’m absolutely psyched to hear that Beauty and the Beast is getting re-released next January!

So, what do you think?  Is this a disgusting attempt to squeeze more cash out of beloved movies?  Is it an awesome opportunity to relive your childhood?  Does the 3D add anything to these movies?  Is it true that no one enhances 3D like Gaston?

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