At age 83, legendary director Jean-Luc Godard has embraced a technology many filmmakers and movie fans still find controversial: 3D. His Goodbye to Language will screen in 3D at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Friday November 14 and we’re excited to see how it looks. While we’re at it, here are 13 other movies we’d like to watch in 3D.
13 movies we wish were in 3D
GhostbustersThe kid in us can’t help but think how awesome a 3D Stay Puft Marshmallow Man explosion would be — not to mention what a 3D Slimer would look like as he packed away all that leftover room service food.Columbia
The Fifth ElementFull disclosure: we wanted to say Blade Runner here but that movie is sacred. Instead of subjecting Ridley Scott’s best work to a belated remastering, we’d be content to watch Luc Lesson’s similarly sci-fi cityscapes reveal themselves in 3D.Sony Pictures
Labyrinth3D Bowie + 3D Jim Henson puppets? Yes please! Henson, who directed this 80s-era classic, was crushed when the $25 million dollar movie didn’t recoup its budget at the box office. However, with its current cult-status popularity, a 3D re-release could go quite a ways in making up the difference.TriStar
The MatrixFour words: bullet time in 3D.Warner Bros.
Who Framed Roger RabbitYes, shooting a movie in 3D can seem a bit unnecessary sometimes (did the world really need Glee: The 3D Concert Movie?) but some movies are so well-suited to 3D that it’s a surprise they weren’t filmed that way in the first place. See: Robert Zemeckis’ Roger Rabbit. The director keeps talking about a 3D re-release…we’re waiting!Buena Vista
Jiro Dreams of SushiWarning: this is one 3D movie you wouldn’t want to see before dinner. Jiro Dreams of Sushi has so many mouth-watering shots of sushi that going on an empty stomach to see a 3D version would be a big mistake. Then again, if everyone in the theatre has a growling stomach, maybe it’s not so embarrassing.Magnolia
The NotebookAnd while we're at it, Crazy, Stupid, Love; Drive; Blue Valentine; and that Drunk History Christmas episode that Ryan Gosling starred in, too.New Line Cinema
Marie AntoinetteForget The Great Gatsby, Sophia Coppola’s lush, Kirsten Dunst-starring Marie Antoinette is the period piece we want to see in 3D. Especially that over-the-top shoe-shopping scene.Sony
Pierrot le FouBreaking the fourth wall in 3D! If only Godard had adopted the technology earlier, we’d have had fireworks, cake-throwing, exploding heads, and Anna Karina all in brightly-coloured 3D.Janus Films
A Clockwork OrangeNo wait, we take it back. That would be terrifying.Warner Bros.
Pee-Wee's Big AdventureWe think anything Pee-Wee in 3D would be amazing (all five seasons of his show, perhaps?) but we’d settle for the Tim Burton-directed Big Adventure with its breakfast machine and Paul Reubens-starring dance number set to “Tequila”.Warner Bros.
AmélieMaybe, just maybe, if we could see it in 3D, we could finally replicate Amélie star Audrey Tautou’s chic French haircut on our own heads.Miramax
The Grand Budapest HotelWith his notorious attention to art-direction and detail, almost any Wes Anderson movie would be fun to watch in 3D. Our preference for The Grand Budapest Hotel has mostly to do with a desire to take a 3D trip up the alpine mountainside in Anderson’s meticulously made funicular.Fox Searchlight