As Summit Entertainment continues to decide whether to turn Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in the Twilight saga, into two films, there is another question on the table as well: To 3D or not to 3D? But instead of just sitting back and waiting for a decision, we decided a PopWatch poll was in order to let execs (and Stephenie Meyer) know how YOU feel about a 3D treatment for the final films. Before we take it to a vote, let’s look at the pros and cons. SPOILER ALERT!
Pro: For the studio, there’s the extra fee on the ticket, which is guaranteed to be a hot one for Twihards regardless of its decision. Also, the still rare 3D experience could lure in moviegoers who are on the fence.
Con: For the person who sees the Twilight films purely to keep current on pop culture, having to pay more will heighten any resentment he or she may feel if disappointed.
Pro: Fast-moving vampires and werewolves should look awesome in 3D. So should Bella and Edward getting busy…
Con: Shockingly, some Twilight fans don’t want to feel like they’re in the room (or water) for those intimate moments. In the eloquent words of Twitter users:
@Bieber_Twilight BREAKING DAWN SPOILER ALERT! Not tryin 2 b nasty or anythin, but if you’ve read BD u kno what E and B do… What if that’s in 3D? Awkward…
@DazzleMeVampire Uh I love Rob & Kristen but I really don’t need to see them making love in 3D
@anita_cello can u imagine breaking dawn in 3D? lol HAHAHAHA my mind is soooo dirty
@BellaSex_: Oh Gosh.. They Are Thinking Of Putting Breaking Dawn In 3D.. Imagine Sex Scenes In 3D Lmfao!
(Okay, those last two may belong up in pro.)
Pro: The visuals in the Twilight films have, frankly, always been stronger than the script. So let’s eye-candy it out.
Con: Some fans would prefer the focus be on story:
@JJElektric Dear @Twilight We love Breaking Dawn b/c we love the book! You don’t need 3D gimmicks to sell it. It isn’t a popup book.
@JJElektric: Dear @Twilight Breaking Dawn doesn’t need 3D. It needs DIALOG.
My take? 3D isn’t necessary, but it does make the statement that Breaking Dawn will be an event film (or films). I already feel awkward watching love scenes in the theater, and I’m a masochist, so I’d look forward to squirming in my seat. And 3D is just fun, which is how I look at the Twilight movies. So my vote is yes, but what do you think, PopWatchers?
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