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How many times did you see 'The Lion King' in 3D?

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30% (12 votes)
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Every night for two weeks
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I missed it
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I'm not sure I'd want to see a 3D version of a film that was designed for 2D, unless it was a complete remake from story up. Maybe not even then.

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Actually the reviews I've heard have said it was excellent. On the release weekend it made US$29,3 million almost double the second-highest-earning movie.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Winning the box office battle in September isn't really that impressive; it's a dump month, when the studios run the stuff they don't have much faith in to sell, plus some Oscar bait that can look better for having a "number 1 at the box office" release.

Oh, and if you're still not sold that September's a dump month, do you remember what month Alpha and Omega was released?


Seriously, this is a real phenomenon, and probably the reason why The Lion King Blu-Ray has the odd early October release; put out The Lion King for two weeks in September, and everybody will go to it because what the heck else are they going to watch? Then, its on everybody's mind for the release.

Yeah, it's a cynical money grab, but if it gets The Lion King in the theaters, thank God for cynical money grabs.

As far as the 3D is concerned, I don't think it added or subtracted anything. I've never seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D; it being the first underwater 3D movie was a major selling point. Its a movie that has a special place in my heart, for almost the exact same reason The Lion King does; I saw it as a kid, and I've loved its genre ever since. Apparently, though, I never really watched The Creature from the Black Lagoon at all.

Yeah, recolorizing Schindler's List or adding dialogue to Nosferatu would be changing the movie, but come on, 3D is just 3D. It's like saying not only did I not go to The Lion King because of the 3D, I also wouldn't have added butter to my popcorn because it would no longer be popcorn.

You guys missed out on a hell of a show because of 3D.


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D'oh -- if 3D isn't adding anything significant to 'The Lion King' then I'm not missing anything by not seeing it in 3D, am I?!

The 1954 'Creature from the Black Lagoon', like Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder' the same year, was shot in 3D but obviously the intention was always to prepare a 2D version for release at the same time, for theaters without 3D capability, and hence the filmmakers took that into account while shooting.

The makers of 'The Lion King', on the other hand, animated, composed and cut every single shot in the film without any foreknowledge of its eventual 3D re-release. Simply put: The movie was made for 2D.

I never intended to watch 'The Lion King' in 3D anyway; that *you* are singing its praises so much only validates my decision, thanks.

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The makers of 'The Lion King', on the other hand, animated, composed and cut every single shot in the film without any foreknowledge of its eventual 3D re-release. Simply put: The movie was made for 2D.

And the makers of 'The Lion King 3D' composed the depth element in every shot with the foreknowledge of its 3D re-release.

Like just about anything else, they can do a good job or a crappy job, i.e. it either blends in naturally with original film or it clashes and changes the character of it.

D'oh -- if 3D isn't adding anything significant to 'The Lion King' then I'm not missing anything by not seeing it in 3D, am I?!

Besides the people who might like the 3D aspect to some degree, you would be missing out on another chance to see it on the big screen (although some places have a few 2D showings). I would expect that to be a pretty big deal for you, as this must be very important film to you for you to be so concerned about its purity regardless of the quality or impact of the changes, otherwise it would just be a bunch of pointless whining.

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Well, you'd be missing the theatre experience, for what that's worth to you.

Also, who the fuck are you?

I'm Brendan "crossaffliction" Kachel, bitch. I know who I am, and so does everybody else.

You are anonymous; your opinions are so worthless, you don't even believe in them enough to stand behind them. Go away.

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Little touchy tonight, aren't we?

If the comments have worth, they will stand by themselves, without a name to support them.

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Well, PoE-News has a large thread on why My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is awesome, while on Flayrah I'm getting chewed out for suggesting furries might enjoy watching The Lion King.

I think I must have died sometime last week, and am now in ironic Hell.

Must say, not nearly as much yiff in Hell as advertised.

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Some of us judge the worth of a comment based on what is said, not who said it. Except for appeals to authority, which are rarely necessary here outside of con staff and artists/authors, it doesn't matter who said what unless you wanted to judge the comment without reading it. Although it looks like the Anon you are replying to (which is not me) shares your opinion on identity and worth, trying to invalidate your comment, in part, based on who you are.

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Guilting anonymous people out is an incredibly cheap but useful way to win an argument on Flayrah.

If you're the same guy talking about "appeals to authority" in the Omaha thread, you seem to be about the only one immune to it. At most, there are two of you who don't slink off quietly when I bring it up.

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We're trying to win arguments now?

Hakuta Matata, man, Hakuta Matata.

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1. Arguments on the Internet are a game.

2. The last third of The Lion King is pointing out what is wrong with the Hakuna Matata philosophy.

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It's The Lion King in the theater.

I don't care if its in smell-o-vision. And The Lion King would be a really bad movie for smell-o-vision, if you think about it.

Though, really, thank God for the comments; you're all in a snit about the freaking 3D. Thank God.

I was starting to think you just didn't care when I saw the results.

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The Lion King would be disturbingly interesting in smell-o-vision. Especially the scene with "Be Prepared" and Nazi-esque hyenas marching, that room would be the sole reason I would watch it in smell-o-vision.

(Although the stampede scene would be God-awful bad!)

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And then there's Pumbaa...

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I'm curious, what exactly does Nazi-esque smell like?

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I was actually talking about the room, what it would smell like (I'm inclined to believe sulfur).

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I consider 'The Lion King' one of the greatest ever animated films -- but the movie was conceived, scripted and storyboarded as a 2D film; it was directed, animated, cut and composited as a 2D film.

Not a single one of the countless aesthetic decisions made by the hundreds of people who worked on it was made with even the remotest knowledge that the film was going to be computer-converted to 3D seventeen years later.

All of which is to say, I don't watch 2D movies that have been turned into 3D any more than I watch black-and-white movies that have been computer-colorized, widescreen movies that have had their frame edges cut off for television broadcast, or old silent movies that have been re-edited to a faster pace and had Britney Spears dubbed on the soundtrack.

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I wasn't so sure when I first went to see it, but despite being originally made in 2D, The Lion King is actually perfectly designed for 3D. Any of the musical scenes were exceptional examples of this. Add in all of the dramatic angles and you have one amazing movie. Besides, who isn't looking for a good excuse to watch this movie again?

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To the one voter who saw it every night (if you're telling the truth):

You are my hero.

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I missed it because the nearest 3D theater (Iola) wasn't showing it, I don't have the gas money to drive to Kansas City, and no one wants to go to Witchita.

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I used to live in Wichita; it's a nice town. Even the serial killers go to church.

I also love the Warren way out on 13th street. Love the god-awful, kitschy zodiac theme murals to pieces.

Ticket prices were actually way to expensive for me to afford there, but I paid them anyway. I think missing a movie because of 3D is giving 3D too much credit; its entirely neutral. However, I am obviously a bit nutty about seeing movies in the theaters, which would is a neutral addition to the movie experience for a lot of people, so there is that.

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It looks as if I'm going to be able to see it in theater after all--the local theater got 3D and will be showing it for the next two weeks.

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Going to any movie alone is as pathetic as eating out alone, in my mind, so I never go to the theaters, no not even for the Lion King, I would have went with my sister had she told me she was going, but I only found out about it through her FA journal.

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So is watching a DVD alone equivalent to eating alone at home? (At least you can do both at once; though arguably just about anything you eat at a movie theater is equivalent to a whole meal in calories).

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What I'm saying is that if I had someone to enjoy the flick with I would have gone, I mean, the only people I ever see sit alone in a movie theater are critics, and even then they usually decided to throw two together.

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I eat out alone quite often when I'm hungry and no one else is. Am I a sad, pathetic soul? ;_;

However, I do get to talk to the employees... and I find that most of them go to my university.
And heck, it beats paying for everyone else's food!

*forever alone*

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Some of my best meals have been alone, when I was able to pay proper attention to the food.

(Of course, I've had great meals with friends, too. Usually, it must be said, at cheaper establishments. :-)

Yesterday I ate down to eat next to two furs who work for the same company I do! It's a small world.

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How is going to see a movie alone pathetic? It seems to be me the best way to do it. Explain to me the reasoning behind getting together with other people and then sitting in a dark room and not interacting? The only time other people have an purpose is discussing it afterwards and for that you don't have to have seen it together. I really can't see any reason watching going to a movie with friends is more social than watching it at home individually.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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There's an interaction there, usually seeing how others are reacting to the flick is the best part, but usually I care less about how a stranger is reacting then my friends/family. It's an unspoken communication, never went to a theater without it, would never want to. And right after a movie, the first thing you want to do is talk to people about it, if you go to the theater alone, it doesn't work out that way. Watching things on tv is different because it's TV to me, it's also better with people, but at least you're not going somewhere to do it.

Then again the TV thing might be neither here nor there, I've lived in this apartment for a year, my television is still in its box.

I just dislike going to public events alone is all.

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I actually prefer going alone. Why? The last time I went went with friends (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) I struggled to hear a lot of what was being said. They're obnoxious and eat all my popcorn. >.>

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Watching a movie for the sake of the movie, and watching a movie with your friends, for the sake of getting together with your friends, are totally different things.

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It's been ten years since I last watched TLK and the first time I've watched in the cinema. 3D is just an enjoyable side feature.

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