Simon Pegg Worried About What 3D Is Doing To Movie Industry

Echoing the opinions of Francis Ford Coppola and Roger Ebert, Simon Pegg took to Twitter today to voice his opinions on 3D movies. Even 3D porn was under fire: "Could you seriously masturbate knowing you look like the nutty professor?"

Comics writer Mark Millar sparked Pegg's Twitter tirade, after tweeting "Please don't force Nolan to direct Batman in 3d, Warner Bros. REAL LIFE is 3D. It's not a novelty anymore."

Nolan isn't exactly a fan of 3D, having said recently that "on a technical level, it's fascinating. But on an experiential level, I find the dimness of the image extremely alienating."

After retweeting Millar's tweet on the subject, Pegg then coughed out 10 tweets on his concerns about the future of indie movies, the cinemas' restrictions on showing 3D movies, and like Ebert said, how 3D is just an excuse to charge more money. If you missed them, here they are in chronological order:

  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg 3D used in films not aimed at children is like seeing someone you respect trying too hard. Like witnessing your dad in leather trousers.

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg 3D has it's place and it's fun but it's a variation not an evolution. Cinemas refusing to show 2D trails with 3D films is worrying.

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg It's like a cinema in 1979 refusing to show the trailer for Manhattan because it's in black and white.

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    simonpegg I'm in three 3D movies and am very excited to be so but there is a growing propensity to convert 2D into 3D just to charge more at the door.

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg Sorry about that, I was venting. Where was I? Ah yes, whatever happened to white dog poo?

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg I take back my first point because I can think of exceptions, Avatar, Piranha. It's fun and more credible now but it is not the next step.

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    simonpegg I'm just a little concerned that the rise of the marketing machine as the executive power in modern film making will mean the death of it.

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg What about 3D porn? Could you seriously masturbate knowing you look like the nutty professor? Actually don't answer that.

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  1. Simon Pegg
    simonpegg I loved Avatar by the way to those who missed my point.

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