There's nothing wrong with wanting something shiny. There's nothing wrong with liking to be visually stimulated. If 3-D movies is your thing that's fine. I can't change your mind. But I can present a few reasons as to why 3-D annoys the hell out of me and why it comes off as Hollywood's latest movie-making gimmick rather than anything else. The difference between 3-D and the special effects of Star Wars or The Matrix or anything like that... is actually that 3-D is costing you more money and in some cases... it's not really enhancing the experience. As Clash of the Titans showed us... it might sometimes make it worse.
I'm in the minority here, and probably will be for quite a bit of time. Movies have been coming out in 3-D for quite some time, but the trend didn't seem to really take off until around the time Avatar came around and 3-D became a big thing. It helped to boost Avatar's box office gross and has gone on to help other films as well. Films that were bad, but became financial successes because people were willing to pop down the extra money for it (such as Clash of the Titans). … more
I'm a more analytical person. I believe that the purpose of the review is not for me to give you my opinion but for me to give you an analysis and help you decide if you want to get it. If you reading … more
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A 3-D ("three - dimensional") film or S3D ("Stereoscopic 3D") film is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. Derived from stereoscopic photography, a special motion picture camera is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives (or computer-generated imagery generates the two perspectives), and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film. 3-D films are not limited to feature film theatrical releases; television broadcasts and direct-to-video films have also incorporated similar methods, primarily for marketing purposes.