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Guillermo del Toro is Converting ‘Pacific Rim’ to 3D Because Warner Bros. Says So

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Do you enjoy 3D? Yes? Then news of Guillermo del Toro converting his monsters vs. robots epic ‘Pacific Rim‘ to 3D is your fault, and you have no one to blame but yourself. We hope you’re happy.

Ahh, who are we kidding? We can’t stay mad at you. This movie is still going to be awesome.

Variety reports that director Guillermo del Toro has decided to post-convert ‘Pacific Rim’ to 3D, adding a little extra dimension to a film that already packs the one-two punch of monsters and robots. That’s sort of like taking a hot fudge sundae and covering it in a Ferrari. All we wanted was a delicious ice cream treat, guys.

But it’s not del Toro’s fault. Warner Bros. has apparently used their muscle to pressure the director into conversion, when he already felt that the film was large enough in scale on its own and didn’t needed the additional enhancement. (We’re with you there, buddy.) The film is set to premiere on July 12, 2013, giving del Toro plenty of time to appease the Warner Bros. suits. Also said to influence the decision is the increased price of ticket sales overseas for 3D films, which would result in a higher worldwide box office gross. After all, movies are just talking pictures of money.

‘Pacific Rim’s stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi in a story of giant robots fighting huge monsters. We were already totally sold on this — we didn’t need a gimmick.

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