Popcorn, soda, and…glasses?

Our theaters are being invaded by 3D movies.

Every other trailer seems to be promoting an upcoming 3D movie. And every other auditorium seems to be passing out those goofy plastic 3D glasses.

Over the last few years, 3D movies have slowly increased in numbers and popularity. So much so, I believe the time when audiences no longer ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over the effects is swiftly approaching.

In fact, 3D movies are quickly becoming just that – movies.

Who else remembers those times that 3D movies were old movies made into 3D? Like, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Or, those times the movie was 3D just to be 3D? When there wasn’t really a plot?

Well, those times are over it seems. Movies like Bolt and Coraline and Journey to the Center of the Earth are upping the standards. All new Pixar and DreamWorks films are (and probably will forever more) 3D. Not to mention television! Chuck in 3D was avidly promoted during the Superbowl this year, let’s not forget.

In fact, there’s even rumor that the newest Final Destination (this will be the fourth one) will be made into 3D.

Now, don’t get me wrong, 3D is fun and exciting. It’s a new frontier of high definition, really. But, 3D is also a headache inducing, money stealing issue.

Don’t we already pay enough money to see a 2D film? $9 dollars, people. $7 if you’re a student and all your money’s going to college. How is paying 3 extra dollars for a movie – no, how is paying 3 extra dollars for a pair of plasticglasses fair? Especially if they give you headaches because they’re tricking yours eyes into thinking something’s more dimensional than it really is!

I mean, it was fun and all, spending the occasional extra money to see a 3D movie. But, now that it’s becoming the norm … well, it’s sort of a hassle.

Now, I’m not knocking the advancement of technology. It was pretty cool in Bolt when the lady sprayed the pepper spray and it looked like we going to get showered with it. And I’ll admit, while My Bloody Valentine was gruesome, I still loved every time something was thrown at me.

I’m knocking the glasses and the fact that every other movie is being made for 3D. It’s great that technology has advanced enough to do all this stuff, but let’s slow down. Let’s let everyone adjust to the changing landscape of entertainment.

The glasses haven’t caught up with the technology anyway.

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  1. pantone175c
    13/03/2009 at 7:58 am Permalink

    I loved Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D! I did find it uncomfortable to wear the 3D glasses on top of my regular glasses…

  2. 3DGuy
    05/05/2009 at 3:02 am Permalink

    Disney has 17 movies lined up to be released in 3D within the next 3 years which includes re-mastering past movies. Final Destination 4 (2009) will be in 3D and James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) is suppose to be a hit in 3D as not much information has been told about this movie.


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