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Old 02-03-11, 02:15 AM
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Re: Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed.

I saw some of Avatar in 3-D at Best Buy, and I wasn't impressed. The theatrical experience had a great feeling of depth, but the picture on the TV looked much more flat.

Yesterday I saw an underwater video of fish in 3-D, on the same TV at the same Best Buy, and it looked like Avatar did in theaters. Truly impressive. Don't know what the difference was, but now I appreciate what 3-D in the home could be like.

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Blah, Blah shoot it in real 3D, blah blah ... saw Avatar and the 3D wasn't that great.

Now don't get me wrong I'm all for a better depth of field and I think 3D or (4D?) has great potential to explore those areas but I'll never buy into it if I have to pay extra money and wear glasses.
The article talks about things that could benefit from 3D in the future, (which seems to be what you are also interested in with your second line). The article is not a to the death defense of Avatar.
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Originally Posted by foofighters7 View Post
3-D is and has always been a gimmick for people who fall prey to gimmicks. It's for people who like shiny things, plain and simple. It does nothing for me in any way. I hope it's relegated back to the 'rare use category'. It's moronic and if anything hurts the art of cinema, and dumbs down film goers.
Could you be any more condescending? You make it sound like people who enjoy 3D to be borderline retarded and I'm not sure what qualifies you to make such a generalized statement like this.
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The art of cinema: Serious Business!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I feel a little like "you guys think this is cool? we've had this here in Orlando since
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Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
You realize that you see in 3D, right? (Unless you're missing an eye or something.)


You're acting like 3D movies are in real 3D (like, say, theater).
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"Nobody wants to sit on a couch wearing glasses poppin’ bubbles out of the air like some sort of f*cked up Ray Charles..." -Kenny Powers on why 3D will NEVER be widely accepted. Case closed.
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Re: Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed.

In my city (over 1 million people... to give you an idea of the size)

Piranha was ONLY shown in 3D
Saw 7 was ONLY shown in 3D
Green Hornet is ONLY showing in 3D (there's one 2D showing in the nearest small town, though)
and now
Sanctum is ONLY shown in 3D


Fucking bullshit.
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Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
In my city (over 1 million people... to give you an idea of the size)

Piranha was ONLY shown in 3D
Saw 7 was ONLY shown in 3D
Green Hornet is ONLY showing in 3D (there's one 2D showing in the nearest small town, though)
and now
Sanctum is ONLY shown in 3D


Fucking bullshit.
And my theater attendance has diminished. What a coincidence...
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The good news is that none of those films is even worth seeing. So it's no big loss.
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Wrong. Piranha was awesome.
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Originally Posted by foofighters7 View Post
3-D is and has always been a gimmick for people who fall prey to gimmicks. It's for people who like shiny things, plain and simple. It does nothing for me in any way. I hope it's relegated back to the 'rare use category'. It's moronic and if anything hurts the art of cinema, and dumbs down film goers.
I agree that 3-D is still being used as a gimmick too much these days. Too many films are being converted-- poorly-- in post production to capitalize on the current 3-D explosion. Yes, that is stupid. But I do see 3-D as possibly the next advancement in movie making.

There was a time when the Academy ratio (1.37:1) was the standard in theaters. Then we got the scope aspect ratio, and suddenly filmmakers were able to paint across a wider canvas.

There was a time when mono audio was the standard. Then we got stereo, and different sounds could come from different channels, thus enhancing the movie for audiences.

How we experience movies has evolved over the years. Yes, 3-D is still in its infancy. Especially when people are still throwing things at the camera. If you treat it as nothing more than a gimmick, that's all it will be. Get serious about it, use it as a tool to convey something that 2-D cannot, and I think it has potential.

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I generally avoid all 3D movies by seeking out 2D screenings. There aren't many (I only found one for Green Hornet, not that it mattered since I walked out of it anyway), but I refuse to pay for the premium unless it's a movie I really care about seeing that way. Since Avatar, the only 3D movie I've seen that was worth the money was TRON Legacy, and I don't necessarily think it benefitted much. 2D in IMAX would have been just as sufficient to me.
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Drive Angry looks stupid, but the fact that it was shot in 3D makes it look like a good candidate for a beer buzzed viewing.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Wrong. Piranha was awesome.
You hated Inception, but loved Piranha. You remind me of someone.
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You hated Inception, but loved Piranha. You remind me of someone.
While I don't necessarily feel the same way, I can totally understand the argument that Inception is complete and utter pretension (it's pretending to be about something "meaningful", while it's not) as Piranha is exactly what it sets out to be.
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Exactly. Inception was as vacuous as Piranha, but pretended to be so much more. Piranha was silly, stupid, and tons of fun, and it knew it. I'm not saying it's the best film of the year (or even among the 10 best), but I would gladly put that on and laugh at the carnage and ogle the nudity when I'm looking for something to keep me entertained. I have no interest in seeing Inception again.
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Originally Posted by CertifiedTHX View Post
How we experience movies has evolved over the years. Yes, 3-D is still in its infancy. Especially when people are still throwing things at the camera. If you treat it as nothing more than a gimmick, that's all it will be. Get serious about it, use it as a tool to convey something that 2-D cannot, and I think it has potential.

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3D films have been around since the 50s.
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But 3D is still in its infancy in terms of being adopted by filmmakers and utilized effectively.

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