One of the movies that was a turning point for the genres has come back for the Xmas season (and to help with the marketing of Monsters University) and this time it’s in 3D.
If you know the movie already there will be some obvious places where 3D has the potential to have a big impact – the scare scenes, the door chase, etc..
We saw the movie in a great cinema and with our favourite 5 year old film reviewer (he hadn’t seen the movie in 2D).
The film still has the same surprises and characters that will enchant many.
Our 5 year old jumped in places and maybe caused by the 3d genuinely got “upset” in parts.
Does the 3D make the movie.. well when we compare with Life of Pi which would not have been the same movie in 2D by any shape of the imagination, I don’t personally feel that Monster’s Inc 3d was really that much of a step forward.
Perhaps it was the screen, or the mood, overall yes a great movie – though somehow it felt “darker” this time around (and yes we’ve seen it many many times before…)
It’s interesting to think back the history of Pixar, especially with the legacy of Steve Jobs and the other impacts happening globally.
We’ve seen the future and the future is holographics (http://www.THEfutureINadvance.com) and watching a movie like Monsters Inc in that format would be truly life changing.
Our 5 year old did ask an interesting question – why do people love 3d so much?
Be warned you will walk by the Disney store and the merchandise is back in force…