Cyrano, you're not the only one who thinks 3D would've done some good to this movie! In fact, after thinking long and hard, Kosinski explains he opted to go 2D because (check the Blu-ray extras) of the innovative use of 360-degree screens for projecting the many breathtaking landscapes around the beautiful sets (and actors) and not needing as much green screen CGI, which, IMO, serves this movie better than the other way around. In other words, he would've had to add 3D in a painstaking post-conversion effort, and what's the point of that coming from the
director who natively shot Tron: Legacy in stunning 3D. Of course, it's only now that Gravity has shown the world how truly great and realistic 3D-CGI can look (you absolutely have to see that one in 3D!) that we question Kosinski's bidimensional preference, but I still think it was the right thing to do as Oblivion is just gorgeous to the eyes and sounds awesome to boot. Now, in the not-so-long run, there has to be a point where it'll be converted since, last I heard (here on AVSF, obviously!
), 2D-to-3D conversion technology is taking great leaps! Of course, there has to be A LOT of love for a movie to get a stellar 3D treatment (Oblivion will never be as widely accepted as Titanic or Jurassic Park, sorry to admit), but even lesser (to the general public--not to us fans of Sci-Fi/action/etc) movies like i, Robot, Gamer, Top Gun, and Jumper have gotten decent, albeit cheaper, 3D results. Let's just wait till the technology gets good enough to do Oblivion (and many other movies) justice, though I'm in no hurry.