I honestly didn't even know we were still making movies in 3-D. I mean, I enjoy putting on the glasses and watching old westerns in 3-D as much as the next Film Forum lover, but that's enjoyable because it's a weird novelty, not because I actually think movies are improved by the illusion of things flying out at me. This is an honest question -- do audiences really want to see stuff in 3-D? Beyond the novelty factor, what's appealing about it? Help me out here.

While I'm wasting time asking stupid questions, the ubiquitous Walden Media and their friends at New Line are busy updating and 3-D-ing the crap out of Journey to the Center of the Earth -- only, in an effort to appeal the very busy, non-reading kids of today, they're calling it Journey 3-D. (I'm not actually sure this really counts as a remake -- it's more of an additional adaptation than it is a riff on a specific film.) The screenplay was written by D.V. DeVincentis (he wrote both High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank, which makes this sound like it could be a lot smarter than you'd expect), and Link Brendan Fraser will produce and star as "a geologist who, with his teenage son, discovers a message hidden in an ancient artifact, leading them into a previously unseen world." Did you catch that? A teenage son?! Brendan Fraser, screen dad of the characters he used to play. Holy crap do I feel old.