Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D
If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I really don’t like this 3D fad that’s overtaken the globe. Sure, it looks cool in certain settings, but it’s overrated. Add a little bit of nausea, a dash of expensive tickets, and a movie that would have been just as cool in 2D, and you get basically every movie being released. I thought TRON: Legacy suited the 3D I saw it in, because it was only 3D when they were in the Grid, and the whole sci-fi computer genre really suited it. However, most movies are not TRON: Legacy, and therefore don’t suit it quite as well. I’ll admit I will go to a 3D movie willingly – like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast – if it’s a movie I desperately want to see or if it isn’t available in 2D at my theatre.
So, I don’t like 3D. Just my opinion. If you love it, that’s also good! The whole reason I flailed about like a spastic hyena at the thought of going to see The Phantom Menace in 3D is simple: I fcking love Star Wars, and why would I pass up the opportunity to see them on the big screen again?
Being that The Phantom Menace was not filmed for 3D – not like Underworld: Awakenings, which was an epileptic frenzy of things flying right at you – the 3D wasn’t spectacular spectacular. There were a few parts where I flinched (when the Gungan army plasma balls are launching right at you) and the space battles were pretty sick, but it wasn’t super awesome all around. So, it was perfect for me. If you’re a person who can’t stand 3D for whatever reason, but still want to see it in theatres, I’d highly recommend it. There were parts where you could take your glasses off and still watch semi-comfortably, since it wasn’t too, too blurry.
3D, whatever. I totally got to see Darth Maul in theatres again! 😀 Last time that happened, I was five and it was at IMAX in Edmonton.
Star Wars Fun Fact: The only time Darth Maul blinks during the whole movie is when Obi-Wan cuts him in half. If you’re reading this and haven’t seen The Phantom Menace, I’m sorry for spoiling the ending.
In other news, it’s Valentine’s Day. If you’re into it, happy Hallmark love day. If you’re not, happy Tuesday. The most I’m doing to get into the fluttery Cupid spirit is wearing red pants to work. Yippee!
Maybe I’ll go write a gross, sappy love scene in celebration of this commercialized fail-day. It has to be in Changeling, since I’ve basically forfeited all my lovey-dovey characters in Of the Arbour/Arena/Kingdoms in order to further the plot. Sage is lonely, but he can be a man and stop whining.
Like I said last time, I’m going to try updating regularly. We’ll see how far I get with that. This might be the last update for a while, since I’m going out of town for four days this weekend.
Mee jewz ku!