Joss Whedon Promises The Avengers 3D Will Be Top Notch

We’re all painfully aware of the difference between Real 3D films and movies that are poorly converted to 3D in post-production. Obviously, the movies shot with 3D cameras are miles better. Just look at the visual quality of Avatar and Transformers: Dark of the Moon versus a movie which was converted in post-production, like Marvel’s recent summer entries Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Well, Joss Whedon confronted concerns about The Avengers 3D transformation in an exclusive interview with Joblo. Check out the best bit of the conversation below:

Whedon knew from the very beginning his film would eventually be converted to 3D saying he thought about the format “every second” while filming. Whedon is sensitive to the concerns of audiences admitting “there definitely are movies that shouldn’t be in 3D” while assuring fanboys “THE AVENGERS isn’t obnoxiously 3D.”

“There’s no, ‘Oh look, we’re going to spend 20 minutes going through this tunnel because it’s in 3D!’ And no one is pointing at the screen the entire time. But it’s an action movie. Things tend to hurtle toward the screen anyway.”

Whedon says he was 100% behind the idea from the beginning. “Yeah, it’s fun!…I’m not a big fan of extreme long lens, talky movies – I like to see the space I’m in and relate to it, so 3D kinda fits my aesthetic anyway. And the technology has advanced so far in the past couple years.

I certainly prefer movies that are shot with 3D cameras, but I don’t think it determines the overall quality of the movie. Let’s be honest, all the mind-blowing 3D effects couldn’t save Dark of the Moon from mediocrity, so let’s hope Whedon’s has his priorities straight…which I’m sure he does.

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  • Barry Sandrew

    Steve, Over half of Transformers: Dark of the Moon was converted. The camera capture, CGI and conversion were all intercut seamlessly throughout the movie in a checkerboard fashion. Your complement is well taken.

    • Steve Lemlek

      Well, don’t I look like an ass! Those were some pretty awesome effects, but that seems like the exception to the rule. What did you think about the effects in Marvel’s recent releases?

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