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(BBC)   People are done with 3D movies, probably because of the insane nausea they cause   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 278
    More: Obvious, Life of Pi, Baz Luhrmann, Ang Lee, Werner Herzog, good directions  
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2012-12-25 03:53:21 PM
Ang Lee is adamant that used intelligently 3D has now earned its place in drama: "Maybe because the 3D experience is still new, it does confuse some audiences

3D movies have been around since the '50s. And they're annoying.
 
2012-12-25 03:57:33 PM
Avatar was awesome in 3D.
 
2012-12-25 04:31:57 PM
I have yet to see one.
 
2012-12-25 04:33:03 PM

Mugato: Ang Lee is adamant that used intelligently 3D has now earned its place in drama: "Maybe because the 3D experience is still new, it does confuse some audiences

3D movies have been around since the '50s. And they're annoying.


Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.


You are both correct in a way.  3D in general is very annoying.  Mearly a gimmick to charge more.  However, when used to "bring the enviroment alive" so to speak, instead of just popping out at you, then it can really earn it's place and is well worth the extra money.  Good Examples: Avatar, Life of Pi  Bad Examples:  Just about anything else.
 
2012-12-25 04:33:54 PM
People are done with 3D movies, probably because of the insane nausea they cause to their wallets

Fixed
 
2012-12-25 05:28:52 PM
It also tends to make everything look too dark.

And I wear glasses so fitting a second pair over the first is always a pain in the ass.
 
2012-12-25 05:31:33 PM
Also: the only time I seem to really notice it is when there are VERY small objects on the screen.

Ash falling and insects in Avatar.

A super long shot of the ship moving across the screen in Prometheus.
 
2012-12-25 06:06:01 PM
Good. its a wretched gimmick.
 
2012-12-25 06:09:07 PM
I saw The Hobbit in 3D, not because I wanted to but because the theater I wanted to go to has only one screen and they were playing it in 3D. I'm generally not a fan, doubly so of the increased ticket price, but it didn't really bother me this time around. Other than a few glaring things flying out of the screen, after a few minutes I completely forgot about the 3D at all.

I also wear glasses and yes, it is a royal pain in the ass to wear a second, poor fitting pair over the first.
 
S23
2012-12-25 06:11:51 PM
same old story..
inny versus outie

Only in this case the outie is the freak.
 
2012-12-25 06:12:56 PM
I have yet to see a movie in theaters.. but only cause I don't see any movies in the theaters. I am also to poor to own a 3d tv.
...but I want one.. I want a good passive 3d tv. I have an HTC Evo 3d and I love using the Phereo app to sift through thousands of 3d images other people have taken. Despite losing toughly half the resolution of the screen for the 3d effect, I see more detail from 3d pictures and movies just because they are in 3d vs high res 2d.

What annoys me and is why I have not bothered with downloading and viewing 3d hollywood movies on it is aside from avatar, MOST live action hollywood movies are 2d and turned into 3d in post production which is crap.
3d May not be the hotness for hollywood movies and 3d.. but making your own is easy and the results can be stunning. Also IMO it is best to start taking 3d photos as soon as possible.. 3d display tech will only get better.
 
2012-12-25 06:13:56 PM
I go to watch movies.. 3d glasses and effects are as much of an unwanted and annoying distraction as the girl playing on her mobile in the next row.
 
2012-12-25 06:15:08 PM
The glassese give me a headache.
 
2012-12-25 06:15:43 PM
People are done with 3D movies, probably because of the jacked up prices of the tickets and the poor use of the technology.

I read Avatar had a weak story so the 3D wasn't going to lure me to pay top dollar on a gimmick. Hugo was a good story though and used 3D pretty well. And though I skipped Avatar for the reasons I gave, I was excited to see Promethius because it was supposed to be an Alien prequel, so I paid to see it in 3D. What I paid for was to see a movie with a weak story but great use of 3D. So because of Promethius I definitely won't see another 3D film.
 
2012-12-25 06:16:28 PM
I can't even see 3D (something with my eyes, forget what my eye doctor called it) so it is very annoying when a movie is only in 3D. Worse I still have to wear those dumb glasses over my eyeglasses else the movie is all fuzzy. Feh!
 
2012-12-25 06:16:44 PM
Kramer vs. Kramer in 3D was the shiznit.
 
2012-12-25 06:17:27 PM
I'm willing to bet that this has just as much to do with the extra $2.50 (here in Detroit anyhow) per head they want for the '3D' experience as anything else.
 
2012-12-25 06:18:32 PM
I just saw The Life of Pi in 3D. The 3D did absolutely NOTHING for the movie at all.

Now Avatar in 3D? That was actually worth it especially since some of the stuff in the movie was supposed to be holographic. Minority Report might actually be good in 3D but if you took something like "You've Got Mail" and converted it into 3D it'd be a wholesale waste of money.
 
2012-12-25 06:18:52 PM

Wadded Beef: Kramer vs. Kramer in 3D was the shiznit.


The 3D re-release of Caddy Shack makes the clubs pop right out of the screen!
 
2012-12-25 06:20:30 PM
Me laughs at all the people that bought 3d TV's...
 
2012-12-25 06:21:58 PM
Depends on the movie.

In one resident evil movie, the 3d was just distracting, I recall a specific scene where a knife came through the door next to a person's head, the 3d was keyed to focus on the person's face, whereas my mind was trying to focus on the knifepoint, very disorienting.

On the flip side, I saw another movie (that I don't recall the name of) and the 3d was very well done, they used it very sparingly (mostly to separate foreground from background) and it worked well.
 
2012-12-25 06:22:45 PM
If they'd stop giving out child sized glasses to everyone, 3D films might be bearable.

I am an adult. A huge adult. It's not fun having to snap the glasses into pieces and just hold them on my face for 2 hours because the things are so tight they cause migraines.
 
2012-12-25 06:22:58 PM
 
2012-12-25 06:23:26 PM
I get a terrible migraine from 3D movies so I try to watch movies in 2D. It's also a pain to wear 3d glasses over my own pair. I really wanted to watch Life Of Pi but all the local theaters had 3D only.
 
2012-12-25 06:24:52 PM
They trot this "3d" bullshiat out and sell it to a new group of suckers every 20 years. It always dies, because its farking dumb.

In 20 years when you can get a retina display density 90" wall tv 8000x6000 pixel panel so sharp and clear it's photorealistic, they won't need stupid nausea inducing perceptual tricks, just powerful gpu's and intelligent post processing in your media playing software. It might be cool at that point. The current tech isn't fundamentally different from cheesy 70s and 80s 3d.

It sucks, and everyone that loves it sucks and should die :p
 
2012-12-25 06:25:36 PM

gaspode: I go to watch movies.. 3d glasses and effects are as much of an unwanted and annoying distraction as the girl playing on her mobile in the next row.


Even though movie theaters here in the US have multiple and aggravating reminders to not use those things, I ALWAYS see people fiddling with them during the film. I can barely tolerate it 'cause it drags my attention from the big screen....
 
2012-12-25 06:27:13 PM

litespeed74: Me laughs at all the people that bought 3d TV's...


Both of them?
 
2012-12-25 06:27:25 PM
And maybe they can retire 3D printing hype sometime this week while they're at it?
 
2012-12-25 06:30:03 PM
I hope the "gimmick" of it dies, the way it's used to "throw" things at you is often ridiculous, and the cause of what bothers most(myself included).

I saw The Hobbit in IMAX 3d, and thought it was wonderful. It felt quite different from other 3d movies, and far less intrusive about it. It felt much more immersive without being overbearing. I think it's a good testament to the technology, as much as Avatar was for the gimmick of it...

/it has it's place
//still a gimmick
///I don't go to movies much these days, saw Skyfall and The Hobbit recently, no regrets...
 
2012-12-25 06:30:12 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.


But it is actually a shiatty movie with a tiresome plot and cardboard characters spouting out every cliche in the book. Would people from that far in the future really reference the Wizard of Oz? It was made for 3-D and Cameron is a compentent director so it worked as a shiatty summer flick. Nothing more
 
2012-12-25 06:31:31 PM
From TFA:

"The next big test may be Baz Luhrman's version of The Great Gatsby, due for release in May and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It doesn't seem like a natural fit for 3D, but Luhrmann's a very stylistic director and he may make it work."

That sounds like that could be the biggest disaster in film history.
 
2012-12-25 06:32:53 PM

litespeed74: Me laughs at all the people that bought 3d TV's...


I've been looking at getting a new TV recently, and I don't really give a crap about 3D.  The problem is that the best sets that have the other features I want also include 3D.  I don't know how much it actually adds to the price, but it's a bit annoying, and isn't a selling point to me at all.  I'd much rather see things that actually improve picture quality be pushed out to more moderately priced sets like LED/LCD sets with full array backlighting and local dimming.  Right now that's only available on the Sharp Elite and Sony XBR line, and both are pretty pricey.

At this point I'll just wait to see what's announced at CES in January.  The new 4K buzz is another problem - there are no broadcasts at that resolution, there's little recorded material available at that resolution, and the only way to play material at that resolution at home is via a hard disk based media server.  On top of that 4K doesn't really add anything for the screen sizes and typical viewing distances in most homes.  I'm hoping this year OLED or Sony's Crystal LED tech are released at somewhat affordable prices.
 
2012-12-25 06:32:53 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: And maybe they can retire 3D printing hype sometime this week while they're at it?


WOULD you please just for one day stop pissing on the dreams of the future. Just.. you know.. for maybe on holiday?
 
2012-12-25 06:33:08 PM
I only see my films in 1-D.
/2D is too mainstream
 
2012-12-25 06:33:58 PM

Nemo's Brother: Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.

But it is actually a shiatty movie with a tiresome plot and cardboard characters spouting out every cliche in the book. Would people from that far in the future really reference the Wizard of Oz? It was made for 3-D and Cameron is a compentent director so it worked as a shiatty summer flick. Nothing more


Your lack of faith is disturbing
 
2012-12-25 06:34:52 PM
I love 3D including Avatar and the new Hobbit. The "naysayers" can go along with the people biatching about "color" being a "gimmick" and how sound really "ruins" and picture and is annoying. The more immersive they can make the movies the better. The rest of you can go rot with your 2D and mono sound and other crappola from the past.
 
2012-12-25 06:35:44 PM
I just got home from my first 3D movie ever, The Hobbit. My friends and I missed an earlier screening and were surprised to find that the seats for ours were assigned. Not only did we get the best seats in the house but the glasses didn't give me a headache. Not bad.
 
2012-12-25 06:36:01 PM
Well hopefully Heaven's Gate will come out in 3D. I've been hearing rave reviews of this 1980 film recently with themes of class warfare and elitism. If it was released in 2012 instead of 1980, it would be the film of the year and probably reviewed the Western genre.
 
2012-12-25 06:36:14 PM
And in 12 years there will be another wave of 3D movies which people will eventually get tired of.
 
2012-12-25 06:36:15 PM

Nemo's Brother: Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.

But it is actually a shiatty movie with a tiresome plot and cardboard characters spouting out every cliche in the book. Would people from that far in the future really reference the Wizard of Oz? It was made for 3-D and Cameron is a compentent director so it worked as a shiatty summer flick. Nothing more


I dunno, we still quote Shakespeare, hell, we still quote Socrates and Cicero and while L. Frank Baum isn't exactly Shakespeare, he's still pretty big from an American lit standpoint. Just sayin.
 
2012-12-25 06:36:26 PM
The only movie I've ever seen that didn't abuse the hell out of 3D and actually used it to subtly enhance the experience was Coraline. Using 3D with stop-motion or skillful CGI can help you feel like you're in the movie, but if they can't spare an extra million or so for decent dialogue, a logical, engaging story or likable, interesting characters its just a waste of time.
 
2012-12-25 06:38:01 PM
I'm over it because of the price

/saw avatar in regular, 3D, and imax 3d
//saw it in the 3d methods because they were payed for me
///imax was better, but still a pain in the ass because I wear glasses
 
2012-12-25 06:38:03 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: And maybe they can retire 3D printing hype sometime this week while they're at it?


...and you've finally made your way to my ignore list. Just shut up about the 3D printing already. I'm pretty skeptical of it myself, but you're to the point where you're shiatting totally unrelated threads.

www.threadbombing.com
 
2012-12-25 06:40:02 PM
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2012-12-25 06:40:43 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: And maybe they can retire 3D printing hype sometime this week while they're at it?


The people who are heralding them as some kind of Star Trek-like replicators are misinformed, sensationalist, or both.  For modeling, rapid prototyping, or just playing around to make some cool stuff though they're pretty nifty.
 
2012-12-25 06:44:25 PM

Nemo's Brother: Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.

But it is actually a shiatty movie with a tiresome plot and cardboard characters spouting out every cliche in the book. Would people from that far in the future really reference the Wizard of Oz? It was made for 3-D and Cameron is a compentent director so it worked as a shiatty summer flick. Nothing more


Except that it's the highest grossing movie ever made. So that's something more...maybe. Douche.
 
2012-12-25 06:44:40 PM

Mad_Radhu: ...and you've finally made your way to my ignore list. Just shut up about the 3D printing already. I'm pretty skeptical of it myself, but you're to the point where you're shiatting totally unrelated threads.


Seriously. I've been as skeptical as anyone and I cringed when I read that post. Some people just don't know when to STFU.
 
2012-12-25 06:44:44 PM

TuteTibiImperes: litespeed74: Me laughs at all the people that bought 3d TV's...

I've been looking at getting a new TV recently, and I don't really give a crap about 3D.  The problem is that the best sets that have the other features I want also include 3D.  I don't know how much it actually adds to the price, but it's a bit annoying, and isn't a selling point to me at all.  I'd much rather see things that actually improve picture quality be pushed out to more moderately priced sets like LED/LCD sets with full array backlighting and local dimming.  Right now that's only available on the Sharp Elite and Sony XBR line, and both are pretty pricey.

At this point I'll just wait to see what's announced at CES in January.  The new 4K buzz is another problem - there are no broadcasts at that resolution, there's little recorded material available at that resolution, and the only way to play material at that resolution at home is via a hard disk based media server.  On top of that 4K doesn't really add anything for the screen sizes and typical viewing distances in most homes.  I'm hoping this year OLED or Sony's Crystal LED tech are released at somewhat affordable prices.


I mean, pretty much all the things you say about 4k or uHD were said nearly verbatim about 1080p 15 years ago. Yeah, getting a 4k set next week would probably be a waste, but it's the direction things will go. I think a tv sized retina display would be lovely to watch.
 
2012-12-25 06:48:33 PM
BTW, avoid the 44fps version of The Hobbit. It looks like a Mexican soap opera.
 
2012-12-25 06:48:56 PM
Sure Avatar grossed big, the 3D tickets cost more than dinner!

The new system doesn't make me sick like earlier versions, but all I saw was a couple things floating in front of the screen occasionally. Anyone who thought this is 3D has their brain wired funny.
 
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