“The Avengers” Will Be In 3D…But There’s A Catch…

The Wrap is reporting that Disney and Marvel have ordered the producers of The Avengers to post-convert the film into 3D for it’s May 4th, 2012 release. In other news, I’ll be making a point of seeing the film in 2D.

Thor and Captain America were both released in 3D this past summer, and both were post converted. I saw Captain America in 2D, and it was far superior to the muddled, pop-out-book-esque experience I had with Thor. The problem with post-converted films is that they aren’t planned or story-boarded in 3D, and since the filmmakers don’t take advantage of the extra dimension they come off shoddy and lame. It doesn’t help that Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon, a man who is very talented but not exactly known for his visual flair.

I still have my fingers crossed for this movie, but I refuse to see it in 3D and support a post-converted release. I urge you all to do the same.

The Avengers hits theaters on May 4th, 2012.

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the heads up on this one John, there is no way that I will be catching THE AVENGERS in 3D. It is pointless and an after-thought, why bother doing a post-film conversion, shoddy.

    I had the exact same experience as you, I watched THOR in 3D and it irritated me thoughout the film. So much so, I made sure that CAPTAIN AMERICA was a 2D experience.

    I will be doing the exact same thing in May 2012!

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