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post #1 of 9 Old 08-11-2014, 12:21 AM - Thread Starter
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Did Ender's Game get a 3D release?

I can't find it if it did.

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The director explains why he thought the movie wouldn't work in 3D here:

http://www.examiner.com/article/ende...s-the-question

"3D works best when you have foreground, mid-ground and background. . .Our problem when we tested for 3D in the deep space stuff, when [Ender] is looking at a distant planet, it doesn’t go 3D. If you look at the moon, it looks 2D because the distances are so great. What happens is your spaceships at great distances start to look like little toys and it detracts from a moment."

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I wish it did!
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That sounds like a lame excuse. The weightlessness/Battle room scenes which were the most impressive part of the movie would have been terrific in 3D.
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That sounds like a lame excuse. The weightlessness/Battle room scenes which were the most impressive part of the movie would have been terrific in 3D.
Go to the link. He admits that the battle room scenes would have been great in 3D, but the climax of the movie would not, and he didn't want to waste 3D on a movie that it didn't fully serve.

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Go to the link. He admits that the battle room scenes would have been great in 3D, but the climax of the movie would not, and he didn't want to waste 3D on a movie that it didn't fully serve.
The director sounds like he's making excuses. He just didn't know how to work with 3D.
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The director sounds like he's making excuses. He just didn't know how to work with 3D.
You know what, maybe you're right. Regardless, the point is that the director specifically chose not to make this movie in 3D.

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Probably true. While he's correct about far-distance 3D objects, what we saw at the end of the film was a holographic projection, so scale could easily be thrown right out the window. In the hands of someone who knew 3D and how to put it together, I think the film would have benefited greatly from it.

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