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Do you enjoy 3D movies?

by Arunbear (Prior)
on May 01, 2019 at 15:13 UTC ( #1233233=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by pryrt (Abbot) on May 01, 2019 at 15:32 UTC
    • The 3d glasses don't work well over my prescription glasses.
    • Most 3d movies were filmed normally and converted to 3d afterward, and so aren't worth the effort.
    • Even the movies that were actually filmed (or in the case of Pixar, rendered) in 3d, I am not a fan of the "swoop over a cliff" film technique, which is the gimmick that (nearly?) every 3d movie uses to help you feel like you're in 3d. Personally, I never swoop over cliffs in real-life, and yet my real life feels 3d enough for me; I don't see why they need to put that effect in every 3d movie.
    • Until movies are fully holographic (so you can actually walk around the image and truly see it from different angles), I don't think it's worth it.
Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by AnomalousMonk (Archbishop) on May 01, 2019 at 18:23 UTC

    I haven't seen any of the modern crop of 3D movies and only a few of the fifties-era movies. The only 3D movie I've really enjoyed was Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder; Hitchcock handled the 3D effect deftly. I fondly remember seeing this at a Detroit Institute of Arts/Detroit Film Theater presentation that was part of a season of 3D films years (decades!) ago. My, my, how time does fly!

    Update: Come to think of it, I do remember seeing a couple of post-fifties 3Ders: The Bubble (crap) and Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (crapahol). Gee, why was 3D never really popular? (Update: Come to think of it a bit more, while I'm certain I've seen Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, I'm not sure I saw a 3D version. The Wikipedia article makes me question whether I would have had access to a 3D presentation. My vague memory is of seeing it in a venue that was much further down-market than the DFT, which might have offered the "premiere engagement" print referred to in the article. Be that as it may, the flick I saw was crap, and I doubt that adding one or even two more dimensions to it could have improved it significantly.)

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Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by johngg (Canon) on May 01, 2019 at 16:53 UTC

    I've only seen one 3D movie so my vote is hardly conclusive, but I do remember enjoying it so I voted yes. Embarrassingly, I forgot I had the funny glasses on after the movie had finished and wandered around the shopping mall getting strange looks for half an hour before I cottoned on :-/



Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by Discipulus (Canon) on May 01, 2019 at 19:13 UTC
    No, absolutely. I only watched this movie in 3D and I saw no difference ;)

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Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by LanX (Saint) on May 01, 2019 at 16:51 UTC
Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by SuicideJunkie (Vicar) on May 03, 2019 at 20:30 UTC

    After some consideration, I have to choose No...

    Not because I dislike them, but because I haven't seen any. I haven't been to a movie theater for even 2D movies in quite a while. I may be too cynical, but nothing has sounded interesting enough to bother with.

    I also suspect that the local theater's signage is not helping... they used to list movie titles on the big sign outside, read by default as you go by, but now it just says "check our website", and I can't be bothered to do so. It would be particularly stupid while driving!

      With all the brain-washing and subliminal advertising which is currently going on, we all know exactly what movies are on without checking the website or even the big signs outside. Brain-size tv-guide is how I often introduce my self.

Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by wazoox (Prior) on May 10, 2019 at 21:26 UTC

    I've found only 2 3D movies where 3D was really immensely good, and they were two documentaries that really place the spectator right at the centre of action: "Pina" and "The Cave of Forgotten dreams".

    "Pina" in particular has some really spectacular moments, like when the camera zooms in on a model of the stage and merges into the real stage and you're with the dancers.

    Everything coming from Hollywood is crap. 3D or not. CGI everywhere is particularly abominable. I hate this sort of brainless cinema with a burning passion. Fucking supermorons, how I despise you.

      > "Pina" and "The Cave of Forgotten dreams".

      thanks I will try to watch them ...

      ... but the prospect of listening to Werner Herzog as narrator of his own movie is a bit frightening. ;-)

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Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by perldigious (Priest) on May 02, 2019 at 13:32 UTC

    If I enjoyed migraines and nausea I'd probably enjoy 3D movies more, but I don't enjoy those things so I don't enjoy 3D movies. Heck, these days I barely enjoy regular movies, I mostly watch old classics when I'm in the mood for a flick.

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      I mostly watch old classics...

      ... and we're talking about 3D when I've barely adjusted to color :)

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        I watched a few Gregory Peck movies recently that were pretty good, but those are split between colorized or not. "The Man In the Gray Flannel Suit" is one of my old favorites, but a lot of people find it really boring. I just watched "The Million Pound Note" which was based on a Mark Twain short story. That's a pretty hilarious movie if you appreciate Twain's particular flavor of satire. :-)

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Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by WoodyWeaver (Monk) on May 10, 2019 at 20:23 UTC
    I have to note the opposite trend -- 3D movies make my brain feel good. Like viewing autostereograms, there is something intrinsically pleasant going on perceiving the image. In addition, they can be quite helpful in picking out a complex image. In one of the Marvel Hero movies, there was a scene with a multi-tier command deck, with lots of movement. The 3D image allowed picking out the forefront -- which is where we were supposed to pay attention to what was going on. This acted as a helpful directorial clue, so find it an addition to the medium.
      I concur, although the panum of stereographic images is restrained, watching dynamic scenes at human scales is very intriguing and soothing; my realization was with the scene in "gardian of the galaxy 2" flying by the farther's colorful garden, a plaisant reminder of frantisek_kupka-cosmic-spring in 3D, making small flat screen a bore.
Re: Do you enjoy 3D movies?
by bliako (Monsignor) on May 04, 2019 at 08:32 UTC

    No. And those funny goggles reminding of a cyber-clown do not help either.

    Although I spent thousands of hours of my acme-ridden adolescence trying to create photo-realistic 3D animations on a crappy 486 (Edit: POVray and a copy of 3dstudio from Persia). I somehow considered that "avant-garde" while 3D movies just eye-catching banality discriminating against the one-eyed person (Edit: most of them are pirates).

    bw, bliako

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