As I reported yesterday, the battle has been waging between elitist film queers and your average Joe Cousinf*cker over whether post-converted 3D as seen in Clash of the Titans is cool or just a poorly-executed scheme to charge more. Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier was asked about it recently, and even he said it’s the suckiest waste of money since the sloopy beej he got from your sister. I’m paraphrasing, of course.
Q. WHY REMAKE “CLASH”?
A. That is a question I asked myself. After “Hulk,” I wanted to do other things, but they came to me and said, “There’s this movie we’ve been trying to do for 12 years. Sam Raimi tried to do it; it’s ‘Clash of the Titans.'” And I said, “Guys, you cannot remake ‘Clash of the Titans.’ I am the biggest fan of ‘Clash of the Titans,’ you are idiots if you remake ‘Clash of the Titans.’ But then I thought about it and said, “If the Greek mythology door isn’t opened now, it will be closed for another 20 years.”
Q. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE 3D CONVERSION? THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK THAT IT’S NOT UP TO SNUFF.
A. Well, what did you think? Be honest.
Q. WELL, TO ME, IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A VIEW-MASTER.
A. (laughs) It’s funny, that is one of the things I was saying to them. Don’t make it so much like a ViewMaster — so … so puffied up. Listen, it was not my intention to do it in 3D; it was not my decision to convert it in 3D. Now, people love 3D. People will go see it in 3D, and it will play in 3D; it’s like a ride. If you love 3D and the studio is giving you the opportunity to see it in 3D, go see it in 3D. If you don’t like 3D, don’t go see it in 3D. Conversions, they all look like this. “Alice in Wonderland” looks like this. Remember the technology was not ready, so it’s Warner Bros saying we are giving you the best of what we can do. [THR]
Aw, that was sweet of WB to rush a 3D conversion the director didn’t want and give it to us while it still looked sucky. They should be able write off their $61 million opening weekend as a charitable donation and get it tax free, the saints. In related news, I opened a Greek mythology door once. …ONCE. I’m keeping that thing shut. Some things you can’t unsee.