With Clash Of The Titans being put back a week for the 3D treatment, and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows to receive the same for both of its parts, we had a look back through the previous filmed adaptations of the boy wizard’s adventures and considered the scenes that could do with a bit of added depth.
Any of the big establishing scenes from the first film will do, but as our first introduction to the Wizarding World, seeing Diagon Alley’s various signs and tall hats pop out of the screen would be a treat for any fan.
There are other Quidditch scenes of course, but this is the most prolonged, and Harry being chased by the rogue bludger would lend itself to the medium well, not to mention the Snitch flashing in and out in 3D.
Ken Livingstone would be livid with jealousy over the Wizarding World’s bendy buses, and storming through the congested streets of London with a 3D effect would be like, well, in real life we suppose. But with magic!
It’s quite frankly astonishing that OFSTED never pulled Hogwarts up for this tournament, but Harry’s hair-raising chase through the skies would easily knock Avatar’s glorified pterodactyls off their perches.
The climactic fight between Dumbledore and Voldemort is exceptionally well done, but there are moments that would look simply superb in 3D, such as the shattered glass falling around the villain, pictured left.