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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM

‘Man of Steel’ in 3D

Warner Bros. announced this week that “Man of Steel,” the Superman reboot due in theaters next summer, is getting a post-production conversion to 3D, and will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX formats. Said director Zack Snyder:

The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ‘Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”

Not too surprising . . . except that Christopher Nolan is a “Man of Steel” producer, and so far Nolan’s been pretty much the last blockbuster filmmaker holding out against 3D. (Would “Inception” have been any better in 3D? I doubt it.) Somehow I can’t seem to summon up a whole lot of excitement for this movie, particularly since Jon Hamm isn’t playing Clark Kent. Anyone out there want to convince me differently?

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