Olivia Wilde Tron: Legacy star unconvinced by 3D

Tron actress talks tech and Tron with T3.com

Tron warrants 3D but other films don't according to Wilde

Olivia Wilde, the stunning leading lady of Tron: Legacy, the upcoming 3D sequel to the Sci-Fi classic, has declared that she is unconvinced by the current influx of ropy extra dimensional flicks.

Speaking exclusively with T3 ahead of yesterday’s UK premiere of Tron: Legacy the Hollywood actress said: “Although I do think that certain stories warrant the 3D technique, the effect, I think certain stories don’t.” She diplomatically went on to add: “Maybe I’m wrong and maybe I’m just not grasping that 3D is like the advent of colour in film, just expanding the medium and I should embrace that fully.”

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Despite questioning the use of 3D in some productions, Wilde outlined her belief that the new Tron film warrants the use of the increasingly popular technology. She stated: “3D makes sense for this film. The 3D is the most advanced 3D camera every used, it is one generation beyond the AVATAR camera.”

Wilde added: “We are also very proud to be a film that was actually shot in 3D, a lot of films are converted in post-production which I think never quite works as well and audiences becoming quite apt at telling the difference.”

Despite the doubts she shared over the frequent use of 3D technologies, Wilde expressed her enjoyment of working with the extra dimension for the first time: “I did kind of enjoy looking into the camera some times and just marvelling at what you can see with all these mirrors inside the lens, I thought that was pretty cool. Being so used to knowing what the inside of a lens looks like from being in front of it for a lot of my life so far, looking into it and seeing this whole other complex world inside was kind of cool.”

Having been privy to an advanced screening, we at T3 can confirm that Tron: Legacy’s use of 3D is both warranted and of excellent quality, not abused but adding a repeated depth to both the images and narrative.

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