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StarlightGuard 4/23/2013 4:59:22 AM

Did they upgrage the CGI for the 3D format? I assume they did, but I don't know.

I'll most likely get Jurassic Park on the standard Blu, as I've never really seen the point of taking a long standing 2D movie and forcing into 3D. Kinda like colorizing a black and white movie to me.

karas1 4/23/2013 7:12:30 AM

You really should read the book.  It was quite good and quite different from the movie in several ways.  You'll recognize certain scenes that didn't make it into Jurassic Park 1 but did show up in the second and third movies.  And John Hammond was a completely different character.  In the film he was quite sympathetic, a victim of his own hubris but good hearted and well meaning.  He just wanted to make children happy.  In the book he was a real dick and richly deserved what ended up happening to him.

Also the bassic moral of the story is different.  The movie was a case of "There are things that man is not meant to know (or do)".  The book was more a case of "science is difficult and dangerous and playing with the raw forces of nature like they were toys could get you killed."

As for 3D, I don't like it much.  I've seen many movies in 3D now and the only two that really benefitted from that format were Avatar and Prometheus.  Other movies, while they had one or two good scenes that showcased the 3D, the irritation of wearing the glasses didn't justify the minor enhansement to the movie that the 3D provided.

Although there is one movie I'd see in 3D and that's Twister.  Seeing that cow fly by in 3D would be a trip.

joelr 4/23/2013 7:47:13 AM

Seeing JP on the big screen again was fantastic, the 3D, however, was pointless.

redhairs99 4/23/2013 10:19:19 AM

Joel and Bob, just curious if you've found this to be the case or not, but I've now seen JP 3D Imax and that re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark at the same Imax.  Both movies were saturated and the whites were overblown at times.  Also the images seem to have had a rather soft focus at times.  Have you noticed any of this at your screenings?  I've seen several other newer films there in Imax and/or Imax 3D, and that hasn't been a issue.  I'm assuming that the saturation, washed out look, and the fuzzy focus is part of the process they used to blow up the 35mm prints to the 70mm digital version in the Imax theater.

I had hoped that the 3D would add something to JP, but it really didn't.  Loved seeing the movie again on the big screen.  I think was 12 or 13 when it came out, so it's been a while since I've seen it in a theater.  

Honestly, I'm not really a fan of all these 3D presentations that have been coming out in general.  The 3D in Avatar was good, but I really didn't care for the movie as a whole.  Tron Legacy, I think, has used the 3D technology the best.  It actually added to the depth of field in the movie and made it much more "real" world, at least to me.  Even the Hobbit pt1, the 3D didn't really do much for me and don't get me started o the disappointment of the 48fps gimmick.  

The 3D converts really aren't worth the money.  The conversion process screws up the scale of the objects from what I've scene.  Like in Avengers, the helicopter at the beginning chase scene, the scale on that was just odd.  It made it look like a toy helicopter model, which took me out of the movie for a moment.  There's other instances but I won't go into them right now.

Just curious on your experiences.

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