Well, that didn’t last long. Not a week after I praised Warner Bros. for not forcing 3-D shittiness onto Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Warner Bros. has decided to force 3-D shittiness on… all the Harry Potter movies. Yep, all the HP movies from Sorcerer’s Stone on up will be retrofitted into 3-D, and we all know that looks awesome and has no problems whatsoever, like the critically acclaimed Clash of the Titans. Which is great, since the same company that did Clash is doing the HP movies for Warner! I believe the appropriate response here is “Squick.” (Via /Film)
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