3-D movies a way to rediscover classics

 Commentary by CJ Click
Times-News correspondent

Photo illustration by Metro Creative Graphics

   If you’ve been to the movies lately, you’ve probably noticed the variety of 3-D movies being offered.
   The 3-D movie craze first became popular in the 1950s, even though they have existed in some form since 1915. The industry had resurgence in the 1980s and early 1990s, and the format has started to become popular again.
   While I don’t necessarily agree with the sudden rebirth of 3-D, I do agree with what Disney is doing to take advantage of the new craze.
   The renowned corporation has decided after the reception of re-releasing the “Lion King” in 3-D, to re-release four more classics in theaters.
   In January, “Beauty and the Beast” was re-released, which will be followed by “Finding Nemo” in September of this year. “Monsters, Inc.” is slated to hit theaters in January of 2013, followed by “The Little Mermaid” in September of that same year.
   This is not a bad idea on Disney’s part. All Disney has to do is reformat their old films to 3-D, and they make several million dollars off of it. Disney never ceases to bring out the kid in people and take them down memory lane. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to spend a little money to rediscover these great classics.

 CJ Click is a senior at River Mill Academy and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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