Thursday, August 03, 2006

Monster House - Digital 3D

This aint your mom's 3D. Somebody has developed a new 3D technology, Disney has purchased it and it looks amazing. The glasses are a huge upgrade from the gimmicky blue and red card board model. When you put the audience in a 3D space, you have to tell the story differently. A lot of fast cutting will disorient the audience because you are essentially changing the space around them. Robert Zemmeckis is the guy who understands this and although he didn't direct this film, it feels like he did right from the recognizeable opening shot, (think Forest Gump). He is however a producer on the film and my guess is an uncredited director for many of the scenes. I think it was Vince Vaughn who said "you can accomplish alot in a movie if you don't care who takes credit". I did not know this going in but Monster House features the voice talents of Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Lee, John Heder, Kevin James, & Kathleen Turner. This film has great structure, great characters, great humor. It flows really well and even dares to be original. There are some moments that don't seem right for kids but not harmful by any means. Overall I had a great time at this movie and was enthralled more than recent memory. If you think you might see this film, definately see the 3D version, go early, get the middle and sit close.
The best part of all of this is that they are currently converting The Nightmare Before Christmas into this format. I saw a few clips at the trailers before Monster House and it looks very impressive. I believe it is due out this holiday season.


Blogger Bryan Summers said...

I really enjoyed this also. I wish I'd seen it in 3-d

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