I like break-dancing movies as much as the next guy/girl, truly. But is it really necessary to have 3-D break-dancing movies? Are you listening, makers of 'Step Up 3-D'? 3-D horror movies, fine. I don't like it, but I can see the appeal of enhancing the fright factor by having things that are popping out at you really pop out at you.

But pirouettes and dancey kicks? Do those need to pop out at me? I think I'll still get the full effect of a spinny twirl even if it's not jumping off the screen. Besides, I'm not sure how close I want these menacing street toughs getting to me. Those ragamuffins can just go ahead and step back! Stay on the screen, you intimidating band of graceful gangstas!

To prove I'm not a total hater, there are a few classic scenes I wouldn't mind seeing in 3-D. I'm sure if this 3-D craze continues (it does seem to be fizzling out somewhat), we'll see the day when all of our favorite films are converted into 3-D format. In anticipation, here's a list of movie moments I want to pop out at me someday. (Better yet, how about somebody creates a 3-D montage of all these scenes spliced together? Set to some futuristic 3-D music! There's gotta be a market for something like that.)

I like break-dancing movies as much as the next guy/girl, truly. But is it really necessary to have 3-D break-dancing movies? Are you listening, makers of 'Step Up 3-D'? 3-D horror movies, fine. I don't like it, but I can see the appeal of enhancing the fright factor by having things that are popping out at you really pop out at you.

But pirouettes and dancey kicks? Do those need to pop out at me? I think I'll still get the full effect of a spinny twirl even if it's not jumping off the screen. Besides, I'm not sure how close I want these menacing street toughs getting to me. Those ragamuffins can just go ahead and step back! Stay on the screen, you intimidating band of graceful gangstas!

To prove I'm not a total hater, there are a few classic scenes I wouldn't mind seeing in 3-D. I'm sure if this 3-D craze continues (it does seem to be fizzling out somewhat), we'll see the day when all of our favorite films are converted into 3-D format. In anticipation, here's a list of movie moments I want to pop out at me someday. (Better yet, how about somebody creates a 3-D montage of all these scenes spliced together? Set to some futuristic 3-D music! There's gotta be a market for something like that.)

'Step Up 3-D' Trailer


1. 'There's Something About Mary.' You know the scene I want to pop. Yeah, that's right. The crazy hair scene. I want Mary's hair to stand so erect that it jumps off the screen.

2. 'Dirty Dancing.' The water-dancing scene. When Patrick Swayze skillfully hoists Baby above his shoulders to float majestically in the air. 'Step Up,' take note: That's how you do a romantic drama dance scene.

3.
'The Exorcist.' The vomit scene. Now there's a movie moment that could benefit from some 3-D enhancement. Instead of just vomiting all over the priest, Linda Blair can vomit all over us!

4. 'The Matrix.' When Neo gets all bendy to dodge bullets. I want him to bend off the screen into the audience.

5. 'Big.' The dancey piano scene. That piano is way too big to remain confined to just the movie screen. It probably wants to spread out into the crowd, so it doesn't get all claustrophobic.

6. 'E.T.' Instead of biking over the moon, Elliott and E.T. should bike over the audience. The moon can still stay in the background.

7. 'Thelma & Louise.' The very end. Instead of driving off a cliff, they should drive into the crowd. It's less sad that way. It's not the end. It's just the beginning of their interaction with the little people like us.

8. 'Trainspotting.' The toilet scene. Ewan McGregor can emerge from the filthy toilet into the audience's loving embrace. Wait. That's just gross.

9. 'Office Space.' When the boys take the old photocopier out to pasture. It'd be nice to see all of the copier guts jump off the screen as the guys beat it to death with baseball bats.

10.
'Wall Street.' The scene where Daryl Hannah redecorates Charlie Sheen's pimpin' new pad. I want to see all that busy décor right up in my face.

Any ideas for other 3-D scenes, guys?
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