Clash of the Titans is just one in a string of films to be filmed completely in 2D and then later be converted to 3D for a cinema release. But reports from early screenings are suggesting that the 3D conversion on Titans is awful.
The film has been converted to 3D in just 10 weeks using View-D™, the system from Prime Focus. Titans director Louis Leterrier described the initial 3D conversion tests that Prime Focus did as “jaw-dropping” but it seems the critics disagree, or perhaps this particular conversion has simply been too rushed.
Viewers and critics coming out of this mornings advance screenings have described that actors appear completely flat (one reviewer likened them to cardboard cutouts) when watching the movie and have recommended watching the film in 2D rather than 3D.
Earlier this week James Cameron warned against such 2D to 3D conversions, saying specifically of the Clash of the Titans conversion that “If you want to make a movie in 3-D, make the movie in 3-D.”
This early negative reactions don’t sit well for the studios as they were relying on good 3D ticket sales from Titans to give a thumbs up to similar conversions, espeically after the other recent conversion from 2D to 3D of Tim Burtons Alice In Wonderland also got quite bland reviews.
So what do you think – will you be watching it in 3D or 2D?