Please watch my 3D movie … please?

Please watch my 3D movie … please?

Transformers Dark Moon Shia LaBeouf

Director Michael Bay is many things – box office titan, owner of a wind-swept ’80s ‘do and creator of the most confusing action scenes ever committed to celluloid.

But he’s not stupid.

Bay’s latest film, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” hits theaters this week, and it’s the latest attempt to bring a third dimension into our lives. And he’s a mite worried about his 3D investment. So he’s addressing the film’s fan base directly for help via his blog. (Hat Tip: Deadline Hollywood)

‘Dark of the Moon’ has some of the most technically challenging sequences ever shot.  And shot in 3D.   I must urge you to find the very best theatre and see this movie in that format. 3D was a forethought, not an afterthought in this movie. (editor’s note: You know he’s serious when he uses the “re” construction at the end of “theater”)

That came on the heels of an open letter to projectionists far and wide concerning “Moon.”

“It is critical your projectors play to the brightness levels specified for best results.”

He’s right, of course. We’re at a critical stage in 3D acceptance. “Dark of the Moon” will obliterate the competition. But will people avoid the 3D version for the cheaper 2D alternative? Bay sure hopes not. To his credit, he’s treating the technology as it should be treated, with respect and interest.

Too bad his predecessors neglected to do the same, leaving 3D filmmaking on the cusp of irrelevance.

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PaulaNo Gravatar June 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I believe Bay when he says “3-D was a forethought, not an afterthought” in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. I just wish he could say the same thing about the screenplays for his movies.

Hunter DuesingNo Gravatar June 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Don’t beg, Michael Bay. It’s so unbecoming of the man who made BAD BOYS II and THE ROCK.

Dustin in WyomingNo Gravatar June 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Looking forward to the movie…early reviews look like it will be better than the 2nd. I will probably see it in 2D first, and then 3D (my family doesn’t like the 3D-gives them headaches), but I though the 3D trailer attached to Green Lantern look really good. Hoping that the 3D works, as I was very dissapointed with the 3D in GL.

AlericNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I cant write enough about my disgust at having the man who thinks all movies simply need explosions and car chases to make them better. Went to see the first movie and will never give the studios any of my money to see another Transformer movie directed by Bay.

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