The Harry Potter finale: 2D or 3D?

The Harry Potter finale: 2D or 3D?

After years of waiting, Harry Potter finally nears the end with the last instalment which premiered in London last week. Warner Brothers' decision to convert the final Harry Potter film into a 3D format left many of us concerned the magic would be lost.

Tim Burke, visual effects supervisor for the Harry Potter films, has defended the decision, and reassured fans that it will not disappoint. Whilst some predict the 3D version will be a success, for others the jury’s out.

Ticket pre-orders have already begun ahead of the opening day on July 15th, except, they’re not buying 3D tickets. BTIG reports that 2D ticket sales for Deathly Hallows Part 2 are outselling 3D.

This is not the first time 2D ticket sales has overtaken 3D this year. Last months movie blockbuster, Green Lantern saw the majority of tickets booked in 2D. Last month, Miles debated whether 3D technology was overhyped or not.

Is this the beginning of a 3D backlash? Or do we adore certain film classics (like Harry Potter) so much that we want and expect them to be enhanced on the big screen? We’d love to hear what you think.

Whatever the verdict on 3D, I am pretty sure the Potter fans won’t be disappointed.  

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