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(BBC)   People are done with 3D movies, probably because of the insane nausea they cause   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Life of Pi, Baz Luhrmann, Ang Lee, Werner Herzog, good directions  
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17767 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Dec 2012 at 6:04 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-25 06:16:44 PM  
7 votes:
Kramer vs. Kramer in 3D was the shiznit.
2012-12-25 07:05:17 PM  
3 votes:
I just downloaded 3dtv.stl and am about to 3d print my first 3d tv.
2012-12-25 07:48:50 PM  
2 votes:
Because 4D is the future, duh...
2012-12-25 06:22:58 PM  
2 votes:
2012-12-26 03:52:30 AM  
1 vote:

pippi longstocking: You'd have to be a simpleton to request movies in 3D

I'll bet you walk around all day with one eye closed, so you won't be thought of as a simpleton.
If 2D is good enough for a Cyclops, it's good enough for you.
2012-12-26 01:53:03 AM  
1 vote:

pldiguanaman: 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.

And those of us that get vomitastic migraines from 3D should do what exactly? It's not just that it's a sadass gimmick, it's a sadass gimmick that gives me a literal headache. I say "Bon voyage, 3D. Do forget to write and stay gone."
2012-12-26 01:49:34 AM  
1 vote:
I have headaches when i watch more then 15 minutes of 3-D. But with my 2-D Glasses I can enjoy the 3-D movies now and not get headaches, and only watch the 3-d when it matters to me to SEE 3-D
2012-12-26 01:07:50 AM  
1 vote:

The Jami Turman Fan Club: saturn badger: Xenomech: If you don't think every home is going to have a 3-D printer in twenty years, you're farking retarded.

Does every home have a computer in it today? I know some that do not.

Really? Just looking around my living room and kitchen I see at least 20 computers. Even my goddamn stove has a computer in it. Why? Hell if I know, but it does.

I expect 3d printers to become real common, real soon. As in, when you're done with the dishes, you don't put them in the dishwasher. You put them in the 3d printer and recycle them.

Some babies were dropped on their heads. You, however, were clearly thrown at the wall.
2012-12-26 12:52:51 AM  
1 vote:
I have seen a couple films in 3d, including Avatar, but I hate it. First of all I wear glasses, so I have to wear glasses on top of my glasses. I can do that, and if the end result was something I cared to see I would, but the 3d itself I find completely distracting. I don't get headaches or nausea when I watch but I just find the 3d to be something that takes away from the experience, not adds to it.
2012-12-26 12:44:19 AM  
1 vote:
I've seen three movies in 3d. The Avengers, Judge Dredd and The Hobbit (imax). Of those, I would only say that Dredd greatly improved the movie experience. The Hobbit was somewhat improved by 3d and The Avengers not at all. Not to say that it didn't have its moments, but the overall experience was a wash.

I experience some eye fatigue during a 3d viewing, but no headaches or nausea as of yet. Basically, I find that there are times in which it promotes immersion and moments where it is more of a distraction.

Having a small sample size, I haven't made a concrete decision on how I feel about the technology, but I'm leaning towards it being unnecessary for most films.
2012-12-25 11:16:55 PM  
1 vote:

Gleeman: 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!

My Dinner with Andre

in 3D was farking intense.
2012-12-25 11:16:13 PM  
1 vote:

Alonjar: The 3d movies give myself and everyone i know headaches.

We dont go to them anymore.

You must hang out with some real pussies. Do you also all vomit on the kiddie coaster at the fair? Do those light beers just get your widdle tummies all twisted up?

Where are you people in real life?
2012-12-25 10:22:28 PM  
1 vote:

imsol: Dredd 3D was the best use of 3D ive seen so far, foreground background seperation, and mostly slow-mos.

Looked fkin brilliant.

Avatar might have made alot of money, but it is complete crap.

If you like Avatar, you are pathetic. shiat story, way too long, and all round bad.
I get it you like crap predictable stories that explain every plot device to come in the first 30 mins.

Just one big CGI 3D ad.

Unobtanium. Please.

Right? I mean giant blue cat people on a jungle planet who ride around on flying lizards and you focus on an element that doesn't really exist.
2012-12-25 09:19:07 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe it's a warning. We should slow down. The Holy Father has already admonished us that technology and science are interfering in our relationship with God. We should stop all this nonsense and go back to trusting and believing it Him. He will show us the way.
2012-12-25 09:17:02 PM  
1 vote:
Three Dees and seven years ago...before it was cool
2012-12-25 08:11:42 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Jon iz teh kewl: what about 4D MOOVIES!!

I'm still waiting for Smell-o-Vision to make a comeback.

John Waters did it for "Polyester," and the smells were just as delightfully tasteless and rude as you can imagine.

/Has the same scratchcard from the NYC premiere, 70s era, and the odors are still just as stinky today.
2012-12-25 07:57:24 PM  
1 vote:

gaspode: Madbassist1: gaspode: Madbassist1:

Except that it's the highest grossing movie ever made. So that's something more...maybe. Douche.

I know right, and maccas is the best food in the world for the same reason.


Hey you dont like the movie, no problem, but dont come in like you're farking Cecil B Demille criticizing a movie that made a billion dollars or so, especially when you just lifted everyfarking thing you said off Rotten Tomatoes.

qu? havent been to rotten tomatoes in years, therefore not sure what you are gibbering about..

ahh the homeless have wifi at the shelter and they are running it hard on fark

2012-12-25 07:46:19 PM  
1 vote:

Nemo's Brother: Would people from that far in the future really reference the Wizard of Oz?

Romeo and Juliet? The Crucifixion of Christ? Buddha? The Pyramids? Cavemen?
2012-12-25 07:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

JeffMD: Anyone who thinks 3d suck and hope it dies prolly thought the same of bluray, dvd.

BluRay and DVD are dying, though. See: iTunes Store, Google Play.
2012-12-25 07:31:22 PM  
1 vote:

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

because you were buying books?
2012-12-25 07:06:44 PM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: Avatar was awesome in 3D.

I'm having trouble computing Avatar and awesome in the same sentence.

//that movie was literally garbage
///yes i was drunk when i watched, shouldn't that reinforce my point?
2012-12-25 06:48:33 PM  
1 vote:
BTW, avoid the 44fps version of The Hobbit. It looks like a Mexican soap opera.
2012-12-25 06:40:02 PM  
1 vote:
2012-12-25 06:36:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:34:52 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:33:08 PM  
1 vote:
I only see my films in 1-D.
/2D is too mainstream
2012-12-25 06:31:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:27:13 PM  
1 vote:

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

Both of them?
2012-12-25 06:24:52 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:13:56 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:09:07 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-12-25 06:06:01 PM  
1 vote:
Good. its a wretched gimmick.
2012-12-25 04:31:57 PM  
1 vote:
I have yet to see one.
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