One of the worst rumors to swirl around 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' was that Summit Entertainment was seriously considering making the film 3-D. For the haters, it would mean an extra dimension of painful cinema, while the Twi-hards could enjoy a 3-D extravaganza of romance, but not a whole lot of action to warrant an immersive experience. Star Kristen Stewart wasn't so sure about the whole idea, pondering that "maybe certain scenes" could be, while others (*cough* Renesmee's arrival *cough*) should not.

Well now there's news to at least partially ease your fears, or dash your lusty hopes: Summit has told Cinematical that: "True, neither film is being shot in 3-D." But let us remember, there are two ways to throw viewers into an added dimension. You can plan for it and shoot it that way, or you can run it through that fancy conversion process.
If you note what Summit said, it's not that the film won't be released in 3-D, but that it won't be "shot" in 3-D. We've learned that, as of now, Summit has not decided whether they will convert the film after the fact. There are a lot of factors that come into play which the studio needs to consider, like will it bring in more money and be worth the cost of conversion? Will it add or take away from the experience? And most importantly -- how will it affect how director Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls') tackles some of the film's racier elements?

(Spoiler alert: don't read on if you haven't read the book and have somehow remained spoiler-free thus far.)

Yes, it might be neat to see a vampiric Bella jumping over rivers, feeding on animal predators, and learning how to fight. But outside of that, the themes range from poor for 3-D -- weddings, sex we'll never see, a werewolf's inner monologue, and lots of chatter -- to some material that would be insanely poor for 3-D -- namely Renesmee's bloody, almost deadly birth of cracking bones and blood. Gore hounds might want to see the moment in all of its horror, but in the real world, that's never going to happen.

Is Summit making the right move? Should it be shot in 3-D or no extra dimension at all? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Breaking Dawn
R 2004
In Theaters on May 14th, 2004

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