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3d cinema is just a gimmick and does nothing for the viewing experience...agree or disagree?

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Ive just finished watching Toy Story 3 in the cinemas, the tickets cost me almost 20 quid for an adult and 1 child and I don't know why I bothered...i should have waited for it to come out on bluray! … Read More
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Ive just finished watching Toy Story 3 in the cinemas, the tickets cost me almost 20 quid for an adult and 1 child and I don't know why I bothered...i should have waited for it to come out on bluray! It was an enjoyable film but there were no outstanding 3D moments personally thought it was a waste of time being "3d". Its only my second time I've watched a 3d movie in the cinemas and both times I've been totally underwhelmed. I also think the 3d effects on a 3d enabled tv much better...won't bother next time!
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#1
i watched this last night - first time ive seen 3d at cinema and wasn't too impressed.
Hurtt my eyes towards the end of the film.

However the rugby and football 3D sky previews beforehand - amazing...
#2
yep-total gimmick-only avatar was a genuine 3d film.
#3
I posted something similar the other day re., this movie. Yes the film is fantastic - but absolutely nothing amazing when it comes to 3D.
banned#4
I've been saying it for years. Avatar was the final movie I gave a chance to in 3D as this was the one that was going to show the world what 3D could do. Well aside from being an average film at best, the 3D failed to convert me.

I could go on for ages about how terrible 3D is and how those who really like it are idiots but I'm getting tired of arguing it. Thankfully I'm not alone and there's a backlash coming...
banned#5
I have to agree. I saw Toy Story 3 on friday in 3d and thought it was pretty unimpressive.

I kept taking the glasses off during the film to try and spot a difference, but was hard to see any real difference!
#6
UP was a great 3d movie
#7
I don't like the way they put in certain bits in the film that are just for 3D effect. On step up 3D or something similar when dancing they punch towards the camera to make you jump. When u see it in non 3D it doesnt look right. Some things in avatar made me feel the same
1 Like #8
anyone been to disneyland in paris or florida and seen "honey I shrunk the audience"?-now THATS 3d!

and shows what can be done.
#9
I dont think it is worth the money i have watched a few and the 3d effects aren't that great.I have recently purchased 2x 3d tv's for the new football season on Skys 3d channel.
banned#10
barky
anyone been to disneyland in paris or florida and seen "honey I shrunk the audience"?-now THATS 3d!

and shows what can be done.


This is the problem, just because something can be done doesn't necessarily mean it should be. 3D is great at Disney/Universal shows for 5-10 minutes at a time but for gods sake stop trying to fit the technology to general cinema.
#11
My cousin was one of the first adopters and watched the first 3d movies that were released (something like adventure to the centre of the earth) and her said although the movies were rubbish the effects were great. So its not like it can't be done but maybe its thee studios getting greedy and making none 3d movies 3d to weed more money out of the punters...
#12
Being "in the industry" I can agree / disagree with the views . . .

some films look fantastic in 3D (A Christmas Carol, Avatar) are the current Benchmarks, some animated features may try too hard - UP and Toy Story both play better in normal "2D"

Towards the later of this year you will see a lot of movies that will set new standards - Despicable Me is fantastic in 3D, and some if the "live actions" that have so far been poor (ie Clash of the Titans) will soon be forgotten about with the release of Step Up 3D, Saw 3D and possibly the final installments of Harry Potter

3D is still new to cinemas and will soon lead to new depths once everyone goes to Digital . . .
#13
phoenix72
Being "in the industry" I can agree / disagree with the views . . . some films look fantastic in 3D (A Christmas Carol, Avatar) are the current Benchmarks, some animated features may try too hard - UP and Toy Story both play better in normal "2D"Towards the later of this year you will see a lot of movies that will set new standards - Despicable Me is fantastic in 3D, and some if the "live actions" that have so far been poor (ie Clash of the Titans) will soon be forgotten about with the release of Step Up 3D, Saw 3D and possibly the final installments of Harry Potter3D is still new to cinemas and will soon lead to new depths once everyone goes to Digital . . .

but doesnt it actually need to be MADE for 3d specifically for it to be good?? harry potter was never filmed for 3d-they are "remastering" it in 3d are they not? interested in your thoughts on this as an industry insider. and surely the "future" of 3d(if it has a future),lies in non glasses 3d as being developed by the japanese?
#14
Oh no, I was going to take the wee one to see Toy Story 3 in 3D tomorrow... is it really not worth it?
banned#15
3D cinema is as old as the hills by the way.
phoenix72
Being "in the industry" I can agree / disagree with the views . . .

some films look fantastic in 3D (A Christmas Carol, Avatar) are the current Benchmarks, some animated features may try too hard - UP and Toy Story both play better in normal "2D"

Towards the later of this year you will see a lot of movies that will set new standards - Despicable Me is fantastic in 3D, and some if the "live actions" that have so far been poor (ie Clash of the Titans) will soon be forgotten about with the release of Step Up 3D, Saw 3D and possibly the final installments of Harry Potter

3D is still new to cinemas and will soon lead to new depths once everyone goes to Digital . . .


You work in a cinema?
#16
I couldn't see the difference until I saw Shrek in 3D, I get it now although I do agree it doesn't work with all movies
#17
The last installment of Potter will be shot in 3D, not re-edited, as per Clash of the Titans.

I was fortunate a few years ago to catch a glimpse of Sony test their 3D TV without the need for glasses . . . they test ran one the Death Star battle scenes from Episode VI it looked great as you could get a feel of depth / the image being out of the screen (clearly not flying around your living room) - this I have no doubt will eventually lead into cinemas.

This decade will certainly see the movie industry change both digitally and 3D.

Have a look at this summer so far . . Shrek 3D, Toy Story 3D, Cats & Dogs 3D, Step Up 3D, Piranha 3D,

Later this year . . .Resident Evil 3D, Alpha & Omega 3D, Legend of the Guardians 3D, Jackass 3D (SAW FOOTAGE OF THIS - FUNNY AS HELL), Saw 3D, finishing with Tron 3D at Christmas

If anyone believes that it is like Betamax vs VHS, then place your bets now . . .

If Inception had been shot in 3D we would have seen a new way to be engrossed in the movie . . .
suspended#18
3D movies are not very good at the moment.
Gives me a headache too.

I will wait for the days of virtual reality games and movies before shifting from 2D.

Edited By: DarkKnight on Jul 25, 2010 06:32: Because HotUKDeals sucks.
1 Like #19
sadiebabes
Oh no, I was going to take the wee one to see Toy Story 3 in 3D tomorrow... is it really not worth it?


The movie is great but the 3d "effects" were terrible, there wasn't one memorable 3d bit in the movie that made you go wow. So I say not worth paying the extra for the 3d...
#20
sadiebabes
Oh no, I was going to take the wee one to see Toy Story 3 in 3D tomorrow... is it really not worth it?


Best Value either do an Orange Wednesday (BOGOF) or got to VUE Cinemas and sign up for a Cheap Day Tuesday Card - using a Vue More Voucher from the site will really discount the ticket price . . . .
#21
ei8hty5ive
sadiebabes
Oh no, I was going to take the wee one to see Toy Story 3 in 3D tomorrow... is it really not worth it?


The movie is great but the 3d "effects" were terrible, there wasn't one memorable 3d bit in the movie that made you go wow. So I say not worth paying the extra for the 3d...


Ditto
banned#22
DarkKnight
3D movies are not very good at the moment.
Gives me a headache too.

I will wait for the days of virtual reality games and movies before shifting from 2D.

there are already 3D games
#23
I agree, loved the movie but wasnt impressed with the 3d side of it
#24
It's just so they can sell more products, charge move for movies, sell new tvs, sell the glasses, sell special 3d only versions, theres no real benefit and after watching football in 3d most people had a headache every 20 minutes and had to take the glasses off.
suspended#25
ryman1000
DarkKnight
3D movies are not very good at the moment.
Gives me a headache too.

I will wait for the days of virtual reality games and movies before shifting from 2D.


there are already 3D games


Yeah but i'm fussy and want virtual reality yo.
banned#26
DarkKnight
ryman1000
DarkKnight
3D movies are not very good at the moment.
Gives me a headache too.

I will wait for the days of virtual reality games and movies before shifting from 2D.


there are already 3D games


Yeah but i'm fussy and want virtual reality yo.


I played a VR game in Downtown Disney last year.
#27
i took my son the other day to see toy story 3d and the girl at the desk said she would not recommend 3d as it was,nt much effect and save my money and see it normal which i did and saved a £5 which i was pleased after reading the reviews on it still a good film though :-)
#28
The reviews I have read about 3D Gaming on the PC with 3D Monitors and so on all have been pretty damning. Most refer to it as 'just a gimmicky technology'. I guess this may just be a PC thing and that not many games are actually designed for 3D. Most of it is done through software tricks I believe rather than being designed from the ground up for 3D.

I guess it is one of those technologies that with age will get better, if they put the time and effort in. Problem is it is way too expensive if you ask me and by the time the prices come down something bigger and better will be just around the corner. So yeah, for the minute I am holding fire, it sounds good but technology-wise I am not sure if we are quite there yet.

Edited By: PhearFactor on Jul 25, 2010 07:34: .
#29
phoenix72
The last installment of Potter will be shot in 3D, not re-edited, as per Clash of the Titans.


The final installment has already been shot as I understand it, filming wrapped in mid-June.

Edited By: cookiemonster83 on Jul 25, 2010 07:35: ...
#30
cookiemonster83
phoenix72
The last installment of Potter will be shot in 3D, not re-edited, as per Clash of the Titans.


The final installment has already been shot as I understand it, filming wrapped in mid-June.


The next film is split into 2 parts . . . both will be 3D
banned#31
phoenix72
cookiemonster83
phoenix72
The last installment of Potter will be shot in 3D, not re-edited, as per Clash of the Titans.


The final installment has already been shot as I understand it, filming wrapped in mid-June.


The next film is split into 2 parts . . . both will be 3D


That's what he's saying, both parts to the final instalment have wrapped.
#32
Are you all mad?

The 3D was astounding. You only had to watch the opening sequence with the runaway train. I went to Glasgow IMAX to see it, and the picture quality was just phenomenal. And considering my ticket was £6.95, its the same cost for normal cinema.

The opening sequence blew me away as with the 85 feet tall screen, you are close to it, it felt real. The rest of the movie was astounding (such as Woody on the hang-glider scene), as did the rest of the movie. IMAX is definetly the way forward to see movies, although I think Glasgow has the cheapest IMAX in UK.

Earlier comment someone saying they took the glasses off and couldnt see a difference, theres a problem with your eye sight then as if you took the glasses off you would of seen the movie was blurry until the glasses were put back on.
#33
master_chief
That's what he's saying, both parts to the final instalment have wrapped.


This.

Edited By: cookiemonster83 on Jul 25, 2010 09:19: Don't know why it's saying I posted a couple of minutes ago... I didn't.
#34
3d recently has only meant to add depth to a movie. Nothing in this film was really made to come at you or anything otherwise the 2d version of the film would have stupid parts in it which wouldnt work. Same with a few of the other 3d films like avatar.
#35
hippyharry
Are you all mad?

The 3D was astounding. You only had to watch the opening sequence with the runaway train. I went to Glasgow IMAX to see it, and the picture quality was just phenomenal. And considering my ticket was £6.95, its the same cost for normal cinema.

The opening sequence blew me away as with the 85 feet tall screen, you are close to it, it felt real. The rest of the movie was astounding (such as Woody on the hang-glider scene), as did the rest of the movie. IMAX is definetly the way forward to see movies, although I think Glasgow has the cheapest IMAX in UK.

Earlier comment someone saying they took the glasses off and couldnt see a difference, theres a problem with your eye sight then as if you took the glasses off you would of seen the movie was blurry until the glasses were put back on.


It might have made a difference on a bigger screen but what I saw in a regular Cineworld cinema was poor, very poor. There weren't and pop out wow moments and even the backgrounds didn't look further back like they should. What's more it cost me £9 + 80p for adult and 6.80 + 1.80 child (glasses). No justification for the additional cost imo.
banned#36
I went last night and thought TS3 in 3D was good and worth the extra £1.50

Each to their own I guess.
#37
i agree ive been to see a xmas carol was amazin and shrek amazin too but toy story just wasnt very 3d for me
it was like e were just puttin on 3d glasses to watch it normal nuffin popped out the screen or anything like that
im glad i got to see it for free with sky
or i would have been peed off for payin x
#38
Gimmick - seems blurry to me unless you sit dead centre at the back of the cinema - hopefully it will crash and burn
#39
the 3D porn link bitterwallet had midweek converted me :p

Ive only ever seen final destination 3D (lol knew it would be a shocker but went to see if the 3D was anygood) that turned out to be pretty pants.

Avatar though I thought was stunning.
#40
I've not seen an entire film in 3D, but I did go to see Harry Potter at the London IMAX last year and they showed a trailer for A Christmas Carol, which did look amazing.

Unfortunately, only the first 12 minutes were in 3D. I was really impressed, it was the scenes with the Death Eaters flying through London and Harry/Dumbledore in the house looking for Slughorne- the former particularly benefiting. I was disappointed when the big 'TAKE OFF YOUR GLASSES NOW THAT'S ALL YOU GET' symbol came up as I was really absorbed by that point.

I imagine some things may benefit more than others from 3D but given that cinemas seem to offer you the option of 2D or 3D, I can't see what's to complain about for now?

Edited By: cookiemonster83 on Jul 25, 2010 10:06: Spacing

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