3D and the movies
So far, I’ve seen two movies in 3d–Up and as of last night, Avatar. While I enjoyed the novelty of the act, on the whole, I wasn’t terribly impressed by my glasses. Especially after 2 hrs and 40 min of Avatar, I had some considerable eye strain going on. I was rather distracted by non-3d crap I kept glimpsing out of my peripheral vision…and more importantly, the vast majority of the time, the 3d just seemed like a gimmick to me, rather than drawing me into the story. Heck, I keep enjoying the previews with the silly flying blades and balls that shoot out into the audience more than seeing a leaf in 3d on the screen during the feature. I mean, if I’m going to spend $15, I want a darn dog and pony show!
Speaking of which, Willow agrees with me.
What do you think?
Maybe I’ll eventually get used to it, but on the whole, I think it’s just another gimmick like surround sound–lots of money and gadgetry, but surprisingly little pay off.
These glasses really help bring out the 3-dimensional aspects of that dog biscuit, Kirsten…