Transformer's 3...D?

Hear Michael Bay's opinion about the current state of 3D--and whether or not you'll be wearing glasses while watching Transformers 3.

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By Brandon Hall - 3/24/2010
According to Deadline Hollywood, Mr. Bay isn't too fond of 3D movies, especially not his. He had this to say.

"I shoot complicated stuff, I put real elements into action scenes and honestly, I am not sold right now on the conversion process."

Not to say the man didn't try. Apparently, Bay did look into shooting some of the film in 3D but he found the 3D cameras "too heavy and cumbersome" for his fast pace movies.

What about up-converting his movies from 2D to 3D? Well, he covers that too.

"I am trying to be sold, and some companies are still working on the shots I gave them," Bay stated. "Right now, it looks like fake 3D, with layers that are very apparent. You go to the screening room, you are hoping to be thrilled, and you're thinking, huh, this kind of sucks. People can say whatever they want about my movies, but they are technically precise, and if this isn't going to be excellent, I don't want to do it. And it is my choice."

How about letting someone else do all the heavy lifting for you? When it comes to Michael's babies, he isn't too trusting. He added this.

"I'm used to having the A-team working on my films, and I'm going to hand it over to the D-team, have it shipped to India and hope for the best? This conversion process is always going to be inferior to shooting in real 3D. Studios might be willing to sacrifice the look and use the gimmick to make $3 more a ticket, but I'm not. Avatar took four years. You can't just shit out a 3D movie. I'm saying, the jury is still out."

Sounds like he's sticking to his guns. I don't know about you guys, but I'm glad someone didn't jump on the 3D bandwagon.
Source: MovieWeb.com
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DaenerysTargaryen - 3/24/2010, 9:26 AM
DAMN YOU 3D!
LUFFY - 3/24/2010, 9:45 AM
What up with all 3d this 3d that, anytime there are going to shot documentry in 3d now
Mixbreed - 3/24/2010, 10:21 AM
WORD! Finally one director isnt with all the HYPE!!! lol
All this 3d crap doesnt work for everyone.
RoadDogXXIV - 3/24/2010, 10:39 AM
Interesting. A story about "Transformers" and Michael Bay, and no one's kvetching.
Betty - 3/24/2010, 10:47 AM
At least he has some kind of standards.
answer - 3/24/2010, 11:06 AM
I'm glad he's not going down the 3D route either! I have a sneaky suspision that it's not actually down to standards and more down to being lazy! ;P
thunderforce - 3/24/2010, 11:15 AM
This should be interesting when his movie comes out and makes half of what the 3d blockbuster movies will make .
BmanHall - 3/24/2010, 11:27 AM
@ thunderforce: Or when his movie comes out and makes just as much.
WeaponX - 3/24/2010, 11:30 AM
I think the big push for 3D may have something to do with plans to launch "quad-HD" or "super HD" televisions. These LCD bitches will have 2160px3840p and is said to support "true 3D". It's said these undoubtedly expensive pieces of home entertainment will be available on the market in 2011.

So, I think that with this tech rearing its head, the industry is pushing for more 3D content for those loaded enough to buy one, will have something to watch.
LuckyKyd - 3/24/2010, 11:54 AM
@WeaponX: Heard that too, the other day my friend saw a movie in "almost 3D" on his new TV, I don't know what it means, but he said it is closer to the experience in cinema. Though I'll have to reffer to Necrosage's pic above...That is the future we are moving towards if you ask me...

Even though I don't like to admit it, I agree with Bay on this. And for fear of my head exploding I'll let it be at that and say this: If 3D meant he could make Megan Fox's boobs bigger and bursting out off the screen he would totally go for it. And then make them explode into the head of the spectator...
Now I probably shouldn't have said that now he will just go develope that technology and feature it in the next Trannies movie.
Rango - 3/24/2010, 1:54 PM
it will make more than 1.5 billion if it comes in 3D
SoulAllFlush - 3/24/2010, 3:26 PM
I think 3D is a fade anyway, but with films like Transformers, which has fast editing and alot of quick camera movement I don't see how 3D can work. The 3D would only be impressive in the scenes where nothing happens, like an Optimus speech.

Might be wrong though
ATOMbomb - 3/24/2010, 7:56 PM
Finally, someone is standing up for traditional 2D films. I agree with necrosage. Every time I hear about 3D, television or films I think of the box. There was a great quote on a new Simpsons the other night Bart and Homer were watching a 3D movie and Bart said," This is awesome, why can't real life be in 3D"
r0r5ch4ch84 - 3/24/2010, 8:25 PM
Michael Bay, you Lazy F*CK!

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