Echoing the opinions of Francis Ford Coppola and Roger Ebert, Simon Pegg took to Twitter today to voice his opinions on 3D movies. Even 3D porn was under fire: "Could you seriously masturbate knowing you look like the nutty professor?"
Comics writer Mark Millar sparked Pegg's Twitter tirade, after tweeting "Please don't force Nolan to direct Batman in 3d, Warner Bros. REAL LIFE is 3D. It's not a novelty anymore."
Nolan isn't exactly a fan of 3D, having said recently that "on a technical level, it's fascinating. But on an experiential level, I find the dimness of the image extremely alienating."
After retweeting Millar's tweet on the subject, Pegg then coughed out 10 tweets on his concerns about the future of indie movies, the cinemas' restrictions on showing 3D movies, and like Ebert said, how 3D is just an excuse to charge more money. If you missed them, here they are in chronological order:
The three 3D movies Pegg mentioned he'll be in are The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and presumably the Star Trek sequel—or maybe Mission Impossible IV. Or Paul. Or all of them... (Or last year's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, as commenter Bryan pointed out).
Either way, Pegg raised some very valid points on 3D movies, particularly about the ones converted from 2D to 3D. We already know, thanks to a top CG supervisor in Los Angeles, about how 3D is just a big Hollywood scam to part with even more of your money—whether that be in the cinema, or at home—but let us know what you think in the comments below about Pegg's outburst. [@simonpegg]
UPDATE: To further implode your world, check out a tweet Pegg sent several hours later. Everybody wave to him, now! *waves*
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