Director admits 3D movies are a Hollywood scam

May 29, 2013

While you’ll never see anyone at a major studio admit to the global price gouging gimmick, Director Louis Leterrier admitted to The Huffington Post that converting Clash of the Titans in post production to 3-D was a money grabbing scam that was both rushed and shoddily done.

It was famously rushed and famously horrible,” Leterrier acknowledges before dropping the bomb. “It was absolutely horrible, the 3-D. Nothing was working, it was just a gimmick to steal money from the audience. I’m a good boy and I rolled with the punches and everything, but it’s not my movie. Clash of the Titans is not my movie. And ultimately that’s why I didn’t do the sequel.

It’s a fun action movie, all in all,” he continues. “Some people are really happy with the movie. I tried to do the best I could, but it was not the best experience of my life, I must say. I wasn’t protected. Talking about surrounding yourself with the right people — I felt like I was really thrown at the wolves.

Many suspect that 3-D is the studios’ way of jacking up the price of admission and forcing ticket inflation… meaning that the goal is to cause ticket prices to skyrocket and never come back down even after the 3-D gimmick is dead.

I personally have never really been blown away by a 3-D movie.  I’ll take a good story with interesting characters any day over a film with flashy computer effects and is shown in 3-D. When you really think about it, Hollywood has to be laughing at us.  Not only are they having us pay more for lower quality films, but they’re making us wear these silly glasses while doing it.

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