Top 10 Movies The Should Be Re-Released in 3D
The recent re-release of “Jurassic Park” in 3D IMAX is making everyone and their mother say “Wow! That is how “Jurassic Park” is meant to be seen!!!” It got me thinking, with all of these old movies getting a 3D face-lift, what are the top 10 movies that should be re-released in 3D. Well here is the list:
10. The Fast and The Furious (2001)
When this little movie came out in June of 2001, there were no expectations for it. Little did everyone know that this movie was going to be the reason all of the those “auto kids” in high school could claim they were cooler than you. “Oh you like F&F, well check out the new spoiler I put on my Honda Civic”. Fast-forward twelve years and F&F has turned into one of the high grossing series in cinema history. Man, Vin Diesel was badass back then. “I live my life one quarter mile at a time…”
9. 300 (2006)
The visual effects of this movie were so great, if you were to ask people, I’m sure most would think it was originally released in 3D. Well is wasn’t, but it should have been. As epic as “300” was, it would be even more epic with those stylish glasses. Epic battles. Epic blood. Epic slow-mo. Epic abs. Uh, I mean Epic blood! Bottom line, anyone who said “300” sucks, sucks. This movie was a historical game-changer when it comes to visual effects. And abs.
8. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
While writing this, I was debating if I should just include an entire series instead of picking a certain movie from the series. But, then I realized that’s a cop out. So, I will pick the movie in the series would look best in 3D. In the “Back to the Future” franchise I believe part 2 would be best; it has the most time travel and a lot of cool flying things in the future. I feel like seeing this movie in 3D would be a nice consolation prize because it doesn’t look like we are going to have any hover boards by 2015. C’mon scientists, you had one job.
7. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Here it is. The token “Star Wars” movie. This was included on the list just so I don’t get any hate mail or threats for not including “the greatest science-fiction franchise of all time.” I’m kind of a “Star Wars” guy. I liked the movies. But, since Lucasfilm just announced the cancelation of Episode 2 and 3’s re-release, I feel like putting this guy on the list is the least I could do. 3D light-sabers are cool. 3D Ewoks, not so much.
6. Independence Day (1996)
Love it or hate it, you were entertained.No one ever needs to critically analyze anything about “Independence Day”. Just sit back, relax and remember how cool Will Smith used to be. “I am really getting sick of all of this 3D Jeff Goldblum.” – said no one ever.
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The father of modern day 3D, Jimmy Cameron, probably would have made this in 3D back in the day if the technology was as advanced as his brain. There is already proof that this would be badass because of the “T2” live action/3D show at Universal Studios Orlando. Plus, this would be a great way to forget “Terminator Salvation.”
4. Aliens (1986)
Everything I said about Jimmy Cameron for “T2” applies to “Aliens” as well. While “Alien” was a slightly better overall movie, you cant beat the guns blazing, alien killing joyride that is “Aliens.” Just think about one of those face suckers coming at you in 3D. However you have been warned, even if all of this awesomeness is re-released, Paul Riser will still be a douche and Bill Paxton will still make you want to castrate him.
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Need I say more? One of, if not the greatest, action movies ever made. Indy defies the laws of popular movie series. The law states no famous actor may ever play a pivotal role in more than one major film series. Well Han Solo/Indy is the only exception. This action packed classic is just begging to be re-released and it will only be a matter of time. Now if only they could figure out a way to un-release “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
2. The Matrix (1999)
What is cooler than pretending to dodge slow-mo bullets that are being shot at you? Well, a lot of things are cooler than that, but not much is cooler than seeing “The Matrix” in 3D. This is one of the most complexly brilliant screenplays ever written. I once tried to explain the premise to my mom and you would have thought I was teaching her neurobiology. For being released in ’99 the visuals of the movie still hold up really well, and would still look nice on the big screen. Hopefully the studios let us take the red pill and explore Wonderland a little bit more.
1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
This was a tough one because I know everyone would probably want to see “Return of the King”, but you cannot ignore the largest on screen battle sequence that is Helm’s Deep. Hell, if they just wanted to re-release the last hour of this movie it would still be my number one. The battle of Helm’s Deep might go down in history as the greatest film sequence to ever take place in the rain. The problem with this series is that we will always be wondering “what if?” After seeing the upgraded technology of “The Hobbit”, what if this series was made with today’s technology? Well, I’m sure they will re-do the whole series in about ten years anyway.