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(NBC News)   3D movies leave many people feel nauseous, especially those who've just spent $12 to see "Wrath of the Titans"   (bodyodd.nbcnews.com) divider line 17
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2013-02-27 10:19:20 AM
"Wrath of the Titans" joke. Good one, submitter. Very current. I heard they're making a new Batman movie with that guy from "American Psycho." Got anything for that?
 
2013-02-27 10:26:32 AM
In trying to develop 3D video for my industry, I have discovered the main reason is the difference in human inter-ocular spacing is usually averaged. When your specific spacing falls within that average, 3D doesn't do you any harm. When it doesn't, headaches and nausea are the inevitable result of your eyes crossing or widening to accommodate the lens.

/I haven't found a better way yet.
//it may not exist.
 
2013-02-27 10:32:41 AM
Good. Maybe this is what finally kills the 3D movement.

Note to James Cameron:  may an annoyed wasp find it's way into your gym shorts the next time you work out.
 
2013-02-27 10:36:34 AM

PainInTheASP: Good. Maybe this is what finally kills the 3D movement.

Note to James Cameron:  may an annoyed wasp find it's way into your gym shorts the next time you work out.


Oh, its only getting warmed up. A bunch of tech companies are getting geared up to dive into 3d like never before.

/Problem with movies is that people don't watch the screens and keep their heads still.
 
2013-02-27 11:17:03 AM
I thought Rosamund Pike did a good job in that movie.
 
2013-02-27 11:24:42 AM
While 3D might be a nice feature for the films that benefit from the technology, they need to stop pushing it so hard.

1/3 of the seats in theater are terrible for 3D. Selling a full house is literally screwing a third of the patrons.
A movie should not make you ill. Some people get eyestrain from watching any illuminated image in the dark, but when 55% of viewers are reporting discomfort you really need to sit down and decide if it is ethical to sell something so deleterious. I suspect the only reason it is pushed is for the higher ticket fees and to cover the cost of upgraded equipment.
 
2013-02-27 11:34:30 AM
Ouch, subby.  Right in my wallet.  And I also found out that "3d" doesn't work for me.
 
2013-02-27 11:51:05 AM
Me thinked the headline leaved many people feel nauseous.

/Verb conjugation, how does it work?
 
2013-02-27 12:30:19 PM

madgonad: While 3D might be a nice feature for the films that benefit from the technology, they need to stop pushing it so hard.

1/3 of the seats in theater are terrible for 3D. Selling a full house is literally screwing a third of the patrons.
A movie should not make you ill. Some people get eyestrain from watching any illuminated image in the dark, but when 55% of viewers are reporting discomfort you really need to sit down and decide if it is ethical to sell something so deleterious. I suspect the only reason it is pushed is for the higher ticket fees and to cover the cost of upgraded equipment.


if the theatre is 1/3 more empty for 3D showings than regular showings and you are charging 2x or 3x the price of a regular admission ticket, you make more money.  I agree with you that the reason is higher fees and profits, so sadly, economics will not make this go away.

Next "unnecessary" innovation: 3D text in books.
 
2013-02-27 01:07:40 PM
Only $12? In some parts of the country 3D shows are closer to $20 now.  The only bright side in this push is that the 2D-to-3D conversion technology has gotten significantly better in the past year or two. But movies filmed in 3D are still superior.

I suppose I'm okay with it as long as they limit the 3D movies to about one in a theater at a time, and keep having the 2D option for those movies. And I'll admit I did enjoy watching Wreck-it Ralph in 3D a couple weeks ago (for $4, hooray for discount theaters).
 
2013-02-27 02:12:04 PM

madgonad: While 3D might be a nice feature for the films that benefit from the technology, they need to stop pushing it so hard.


I've avoided a few films at the cinema and waited for them on blu-ray because the cinema only showed 3D and for that movie, I wasn't that bothered and wasn't going to pay the 3D premium.

If theatres want to raise the price, raise the experience. Most cinemas are utterly soulless places now. The old ones in the UK had all sorts of ornate decoration and sculpture. Cinema lobbies today are like entering an airport departure lounge. Put on events. Surprise people. Be imaginative.
 
2013-02-27 02:17:02 PM
Took my father-in-law to see Wrath in 3D.

He hadn't been to a 3D movie in over 30 years at the drive-in movie theater.

He loved it and we go to the movies all the time now and only in 3D.

I bought a 3D tv so he could come over and watch movies with his Grand Daughter.

So fark all the 3D hate, it's actually alot of fun you bunch of hipster hater poozers.
 
2013-02-27 02:43:41 PM

GreenAdder: "Wrath of the Titans" joke. Good one, submitter. Very current. I heard they're making a new Batman movie with that guy from "American Psycho." Got anything for that?


way to utterly miss the point.
 
2013-02-27 02:53:28 PM

JolobinSmokin: Took my father-in-law to see Wrath in 3D.

He hadn't been to a 3D movie in over 30 years at the drive-in movie theater.

He loved it and we go to the movies all the time now and only in 3D.

I bought a 3D tv so he could come over and watch movies with his Grand Daughter.

So fark all the 3D hate, it's actually alot of fun you bunch of hipster hater poozers.


Nice story, good to hear the bonding experience. But be thankful you didn't take him to see Clash of the Titans in 3D. Worst 3D conversion ever, to the point where it detracts significantly from the movie.
 
2013-02-27 05:25:10 PM

hideous: GreenAdder: "Wrath of the Titans" joke. Good one, submitter. Very current. I heard they're making a new Batman movie with that guy from "American Psycho." Got anything for that?

way to utterly miss the point.


No, I totally get it. Gigli is a bad movie, too. Let's make some jokes about that.
 
2013-02-27 06:37:14 PM
I saw the Hobbit in 3d at a midnight showing.  The 3d killed the movie for me.  My head was hurting, my eyes were strained as hell, and there's so much movement in the film that half the time my eyes were struggling to focus on the action. There was a scene where they are falling, it was all just a blur to me.

I think, I'm done paying extra for 3d, and maybe when everyone else stops paying for it , they'll stop making it.
 
2013-02-28 12:21:20 PM

tjsands1118: I saw the Hobbit in 3d at a midnight showing.  The 3d killed the movie for me.  My head was hurting, my eyes were strained as hell, and there's so much movement in the film that half the time my eyes were struggling to focus on the action. There was a scene where they are falling, it was all just a blur to me.


Saw the Hobbit in 2d, that pretty much was me afterwards as it was.

But yes, anything with live and fast action in it is terrible in 3d. Unless you happen to like blurrrrrrrr
 
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