IMAX: Hubble 3D trailer online
A trailer has arrived for a 3D IMAX film that really does do the format justice without letting it overpower the film, for here it's all about being immersed in 3D, and there won't be anything unnecessarily flying at the camera either.
When the Hubble space telescope needed urgent work to keep it going, NASA sent up a team aboard the Space Shuttle, trained to overhaul it in space, and with them they sent some IMAX 3D cameras, the result is this film.
While it sounds truly spectacular and the footage here seems nicely saturated, perhaps slightly over so to give that feeling of something that's almost too real, I don't find anything that astonishing about the trailer, in fact I don't see what we're going to get from this film other than 3D IMAX footage of the Space Shuttle going up, attaching itself to Hubble, and then the crew repairing it.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not belittling any of what is involved and the amazing feats of people to get this task done, but I do find myself wondering what I'm really going to see in IMAX 3D that's going to blow me away other than space walks and the Space Shuttle launching.
Well I can answer some of my own question, I did read that some of the Hubble imagery has been reworked into 3D to show us on that IMAX screen, three dimensional looks deep into our universe. Now that has me interested. Unfortunately the trailer doesn't have any of that.
Here's the blurb for IMAX: Hubble 3D to give you a little more insight.
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. Hubble 3D will blast off exclusively to IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on March 19th, 2010.
You can see the trailer in various Quicktime formats, including high definition, over at Apple Trailers.
Tony Myers is the writer, director and editor of the film, and he's responsible for a number of other 3D and IMAX films, particularly ones exploring space and the deep sea, he was the man behind Space Station 3D.
It should be a chance to see what it's like to be in space and see deep into outer space, but I do struggle with films like this unless I see a purpose, a message, a meaning, and right now I can't. Mind you, I didn't see one in In the Shadow of the Moon (Filmstalker review), and that blew me away.