In their unending quest to jam pack every installment of the Star Wars saga with more CGI and flashy razzmatazz than mortal man ever thought possible, LucasFilms has announced that the final two prequels, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, will get the royal 3D treatment in back to back releases starting in September, 2013.
The prequels, which have divided fans and yet has undoubtedly brought the Star Wars phenomena to a new generation, will presumably fare well at the box office, as this year's 3D release of The Phantom Menace banked a cool fifty million, making it one of the most lucrative 3D re-releases of all time.
The films will be released just three weeks apart, with Clones due September 20, 2013 and Sith due shortly after on October 11, giving fans scarcely enough time to refill the tanks in their consular-class cruisers between showings.
Yes, now the spectacle of Annakin and Obi-Wan's thrilling light saber duel with Dooku and Jar-Jar Binks' fleshy dredlocks swishing from side to side can be all up in your freaking face. Still no word as to when the original three films in the saga will be slated for release.
All of this fiddling, fussing and 3D re-vamping begs the question yet again to Mr. Lucas: at what point is enough enough? What do you think? Are these 3D versions necessary? Or are you psyched to see them again for the first time?