File this one under “completely unnecessary“. Ryan Murphy and Twentieth Century Fox revealed that a 3D Glee movie is coming our way. BARF. I wonder how Rachel Berry feels about her nose coming at you in 3D. For that matter, Sam Evan and his trouty mouth. Regardless of what those characters might think, they and the entire McKinley crew will be invading theaters across the land this summer- August 12th to be exact. The movie will feature enhanced footage from the show’s North American concert tour, “Glee Live! In Concert!“.
“We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity, said Murphy in a statement. “Now, thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film, we’ll be able to bring the concert experience to movie theaters across the country in full three dimensional glory. We promise every passionate ‘Gleek’ a cinematic experience that will have them singing and dancing in the aisles.”
While I do appreciate the usage of 3D every once in a while (“Avatar” and “Thor“), I find nothing more irritating than studios releasing movies in that format for no reason but as a cash grab. Let me preface this by saying, I’ve never watched any concert films in 3D, but what could possibly take place during a music show that merits a 3D treatment. Nothing if you ask me.
I understand the concept of striking while the iron is hot, but Ryan Murphy is verging on over saturation with all these Glee side projects. He’s got to be careful not to jump that proverbial shark. Any of you Gleeks out there, excited about “Glee Live! 3D!“? Will you shell out your hard-earned cash to see what you see every Tuesday in the comfort of your own home in a movie theater? Sound off below.