3D Movies And Greedy Movie Studios

There have been a lot of rumblings in the last week about 3D movies and Gizmodo has the lowdown on The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam. Movies such as Alice In Wonderland and Clash Of The Titans were never shot in 3D, whereas James Cameron’s Avatar was.

The money-grubbing movie studios have been converting films into 3D as way of squeezing more money out of the audience. If films like Clash of the Titans were truly 3D, then they would be shot with 3D cameras during production. Instead, Hollywood is converting many films into 3D during post production to maximize profits. The quality isn’t there and you’re getting scammed.

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I’m going to boycott 3D films and urge you to do so as well.

I saw Avatar in IMAX 3D and I was truly impressed, except for the cheap pair of 3D glasses that were scratched up and looked filthy. I hate wearing 3D glasses and feel they get in the way of the viewing experience. They weigh too much and feel uncomfortable, especially after a long movie like Avatar.

Alexander Murphy at Gizmodo gets it:

The only time that I have felt it was worth it was Avatar and even then I wanted to yank the damn thick-rimmed glasses off my face every 3 minutes.

There is something wrong when you pay $18 to watch a $200 million movie in an expensive IMAX 3D theatre with a crummy pair of 3¢ glasses. If I see Clash of the Titans or Alice in Wonderland in the movie theatre it will be the regular 2D version of the film.

3D movies are like economic recessions. Every 20 years they seem to come and go. Until Hollywood figures out how to make 3D movies work without the glasses, I’m not interested. I think this is another fad that will eventually die off. I’d rather see a well-crafted film in 2D than an average film in 3D.

Posted in Movies at 6:52 PM