For all the talk when it suits critics and audiences alike to talk about "the intentions of the director" when it comes to things like pan&scan, colourizing, etc., the issue of stereo vs 2D (let alone HFR) is still one allowed to slide, where audience preference often trumps the director's vision.
OK, I love 3D stereo!
In fact, when we were going to shoot this back in 2001, I was dumb enough to try to do it classic analglyph and just have a few scenes with the green and red as it were.
In this film, if I had a choice, I'd see it in 3D, but I'm extremely aware that some people can't tolerate it.
We're asking audiences to do something that we do not do in nature, and that is force where you look in space in that circle of z axis. And if you don't get it right, you can cause pain and you can cause nausea.
With a quick action movie this, the average cut is 2 seconds, 90 frames, that can be really distressing.
One of the things that took so long, and we were working 20 hours a day right up until the end was to make it as creamy as possible. I'm very happy to say that it's very creamy.