Do You Like 3D Movies?

 

What was once a novelty has become a staple of cinema. What are your thoughts on 3D movies? When given the choice between 3D and 2D, which do you choose?

Sound off below!

  • Missy

    I feel like it’s just a money making thing now. Unless I’ve heard really good reviews about how a movie looks in 3D, I’ll generally opt out to just see it in 2D (and that’s usually because I wait till it’s at the budget or for free at the library). I don’t feel like it enhances movies like they used to. I remember seeing Jaws 3-D at the Times about 15 years ago and that was pretty neat.

    • Emili

      Oooo, Jaws in the 3-D would be pretty cool, actually.

  • Mike Place

    I don’t enjoy 3D moves generally speaking, because I find that the whole process, including using the glasses, distracts me from the parts of a movie which I think are most important. I guess I feel like people put too much worth on the 3D aspect, and other things I value, such as cinematography, story, and acting are sort of left to the side. After a bit of consideration however, I suppose if glasses weren’t required, it might be something I’d enjoy.

    • That’s a great point. The glasses are the problem. If the technology was enhanced to provide seamless 3D without glasses, I think I’d be all for it.

  • DocRLS

    I am a little biased as my viewing buddy (my wife) is blind in one eye so for us to see a 3D movie is a sacrifice for her (close one eye in a 3D movie and you will see what I mean). But I reallly don’t think that even matters. Paradoxicalaly, it so interferes with my becoming immersed in the movie. Even in Avatar I found myself dwelling on the special effects (“Yeah, that was cool” or “Well, that was weak”) rather than the story. When I saw it again 2D I was much more into the story. Come to think of it, that may be the last time I saw a 3D’er. 3D’s — it’s for kids.

    • I know what you mean. I’ve been struggling with whether it’s the glasses or the 3D itself. The glasses put a literal barrier between yourself and the movie, which makes me wonder if removing those would make the experience better. But the more I think about it, the problem really is both. The 3D forces you to think about the visuals at the sacrifice of the story. No matter how it’s presented, 3D is a barrier to total immersion.