If you, like me, think that 3D is a gimmick that needs to go away as it seems to add very little to a film and instead is an excuse for theaters to charge higher prices, and also happen to think that James Cameron is a bit of an ego-maniac and not as relevant as he once was (and ‘Avatar’ was an over-hyped rip-off of ‘Pocahontas’), then this article is not for you.
Anyways, it seems the biggest ego in Hollywood has finally gotten around to making plans to re-release his classic ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ in 3D, a move that most fans thought Cameron would have done this year, 2016, which would mark the 25th anniversary of the film. Instead, the film is being re-released to theaters in 2017, which is not nearly as exciting, but then again, we are talking about a great movie that you can watch in the comfort of you own home, that James Cameron wants you to go see in theaters again just so you can see some sub-par 3D effects.
The news confirming that the 3D release is still happening comes to us from the movie’s Facebook page, where they dropped a new poster for the 3D release, and the following announcement:
August 29th 1997: The day Skynet first became self aware.
August 29th 2016: the day you first saw the brand new poster for Terminator 2 in 3D. Coming to theaters in 2017.
For the skeptics out there, despite Cameron’s claim that this will be the definitive way to see the movie, there is a business reason for this release, which I think is the real cause for Cameron pushing to get the film back out there. ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ was never released in China, and based on the success of ‘Terminator: Genisys’ in the Chinese market, there is every reason to believe that ‘Judgement Day’ will do very well overseas for the Cameron and the film’s backers.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you even like 3D? Do you think Cameron is just trying to squeeze every last penny out of his ‘Terminator’ film? Share your opinions in the comments below!
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter (@starfro67)