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Elijah Wood's just as angry about Lucas' 3-D Star Wars as you are

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 15, 2012

The once and future Frodo Baggins just finished his bit for The Hobbit—which director Peter Jackson is shooting in 3-D—and while Wood sees nothing wrong with 3-D, in theory, the way George Lucas is doing it for the Star Wars saga is pissing him off.

Since Jackson opted for 3-D for his two-part Hobbit prequels, it's a foregone conclusion that the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy would eventually get converted into 3-D as well. And Wood is okay with that:

"I think it would be cool to see. There's talk of releasing a dimensionalised trilogy eventually. I'm okay with doing post-process 3D, as long as someone takes the time. What I'm upset about is when a movie doesn't have the budget and the time to devote to it and they're not fine-tuning the detail of that, because it can look really bad and cheap. But I know that they wouldn't dimensionalise it unless it was a super meticulous process."

But when it comes to Star Wars, Wood is of a different mind. Not because he thinks that those movies will look like crap, but because—given that Lucas is re-releasing them one per year, starting with The Phantom Menace in February 2012—it'll be a long time till we get to the goods:

"We have to wait three movies to get to the f&%$ing good s%@#, it's unbelievable. I'm like, 'We have to wait three years for that? You're doing Episode I first? What a bummer!'"

It is a bummer. But George Lucas didn't amass a Smaug-sized fortune by being naive. I'm sure he realized that if he released the original Star Wars trilogy first, a precious few would stick around for the prequels.

And that's one to grow on.

(via Den of Geek)

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