Look, we all know this was coming sooner or later, so there’s probably really no reason to kick up a fuss now. Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that their 3D conversion of Star Ware: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace will be hitting theaters next year on February 10.
A press release state that the “conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.”
Where to begin with that?
Well, after years of fiddling with the original trilogy, to the point where he was making changes that damaged the overall integrity of the film’s plot and character arcs, I find it hard to believe Lucas has any real respect for his own films or artistic intentions.
I also find it difficult to come up with a satisfactory answer as to why we would need to see these films in 3D? One of my most favorite shots in the entire series is from the original Star Wars. It’s the Millennium Falcon flying straight at the camera with a sun flaring behind it. If there was any shot that was custom made for and look awesome in 3D, this would be it and I still don’t want to see it in 3D! The only thing that might be a possible ticket sale for me on this is the morbid curiosity for what other changes Lucas might have made in the film.