Blame it on Avatar, Alice In Wonderland or even Jackass 3D which enjoyed a big 1st week in theaters—grossing 50 million dollars, because the Hollywood 3D craze shows no signs of slowing down. Even films not shot in 3D are being converted, regardless if you’ve seen them already. (The two Star Wars trilogies were the latest announced to be getting a 3D upgrade.) But some film buffs and weary moviegoers are saying enough is enough, and think too many pics are entering the third dimension. Well, after taking a peak at a few movies coming down the 3D pipeline we may have to agree with that argument. In our opinion, here are three upcoming 3D films that should skip the specs and not be presented in 3D.—Ronke Idowu Reeves
1. Cleopatra in 3D
First in June 2010, there was a mild uproar over the reported casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra. And now just four months later in October 2010, James Cameron has been rumored to be attached to the project as director with plans to bring it to the big screen in 3D. Period pieces can be a hard sell in Hollywood and if you’re building a blockbuster want to produce one in 3D it should be chock full of fight and battle scenes. Unfortunately, the tale of Cleopatra is more talk than action and has maybe two or three scenes to make it worth a 3D while (and these revolve around the Queen of the Nile making entrances into Rome and Tyre, Actium) But who knows? Maybe studio execs think audiences will line up to see Angie’s lips in 3D. Here’s Angelina Jolie playing in another Queen in another period movie, Alexander. Now… just imagine scenes like this in 3D! Exciting? No.