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View Poll Results: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?
3D 8 5.80%
2D 104 75.36%
No Preference 2 1.45%
Depends upon the movie 24 17.39%
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Old June 6 2011, 02:37 AM   #31
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Really depends on the movie. I prefer 2D over 3D, but if a movie is 3D, I'll see it that way. I like directors who choose not to make a film in 3D, and stick to 2D.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:50 PM   #32
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I wear prescription eyeglasses so I hate 3d glasses. 2D movies for me, thank you.
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Old June 7 2011, 01:40 AM   #33
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

2D, because I don't buy into the marketing hype that is 3D.

It's an old technology that gives people headaches, gives film makers and studios some quick money by doing a few generic 'OMG STUFF POPS OUT OF THE SCREEN' shitfests while the kids who don't realise how old the technology is are still wowed by it, and gives cinemas an excuse to inflate ticket prices. That's all. There's nothing more to it.

You can't do anything artistic with it, and unlike colour, you can't use it to simply enhance the picture and make it look more realistic because fake 3D doesn't look realistic at all. It's just a stupid gimmick and that's all there is to it.

It died off before, and hopefully it will die off again.
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Old May 1 2012, 07:02 AM   #34
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

This is an interesting article about how the theater and television industries were strong-armed into adopting 3D technology: It’s good to be the King of the World

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Old August 24 2013, 12:52 AM   #35
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I was interested in a passage from this article indicating that 3D is losing popularity:
The dew is plainly off the 3D rose, at least domestically, and that's bad news for the studios, which have come to count on the $2-$3 surcharges the format brings. The 3D showings of "Turbo" accounted for just 25 percent of its total box office, which represents the format's worst showing yet, and 3D contributed 30 percent of the $53 million opening of "The Wolverine," a new low point for action releases. 'Monsters University" (31 percent) and "World War Z" (34 percent) similarly sputtered. It's still working overseas, but you have to wonder how long that will last as foreign audiences become more sophisticated.
I'll admit the 3D fad has lasted a lot longer than I originally expected, but it still seems to be just a fad.
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Old August 24 2013, 01:18 AM   #36
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Given a choice, I always go for 2D--unless it's something cool and retro like THE CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON or whatever. I have fond memories of seeing HOUSE OF WAX (with Vincent Price, not Paris Hilton!) and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in 3D as well.

I have yet to see a modern movie in 3D.
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Old August 24 2013, 06:42 AM   #37
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Argus Skyhawk wrote: View Post
I was interested in a passage from this article indicating that 3D is losing popularity:
The dew is plainly off the 3D rose, at least domestically, and that's bad news for the studios, which have come to count on the $2-$3 surcharges the format brings. The 3D showings of "Turbo" accounted for just 25 percent of its total box office, which represents the format's worst showing yet, and 3D contributed 30 percent of the $53 million opening of "The Wolverine," a new low point for action releases. 'Monsters University" (31 percent) and "World War Z" (34 percent) similarly sputtered. It's still working overseas, but you have to wonder how long that will last as foreign audiences become more sophisticated.
I'll admit the 3D fad has lasted a lot longer than I originally expected, but it still seems to be just a fad.
That last bit is more than a tad patronising about "foreign" audiences. I know over here, at least, they've been pushing 3D hard, putting 2D showings on at difficult times, so the main times when audiences will show up the only version on offer is the 3D version. Couple of films with 1 early showing in 2D per day and 3D the rest of the day.
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Old August 24 2013, 07:11 AM   #38
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Another 2D vote.

It may be that wearing 3D glasses over my glasses causes me to miss some of the detail, but I do not enjoy 3D at all. I occasionally will go to an animated 3D movie, but that is only if there is no 2D option available. If there is no 2D option for a live action movie, I will wait until it shows up on Netflix.

The only 3D movies that I felt were well served by the technology are Coraline and Avatar. Definitely 2D for me!
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Old August 24 2013, 12:26 PM   #39
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Wearing 3D glasses over your actual glasses sucks.
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Old August 24 2013, 12:52 PM   #40
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Argus Skyhawk wrote: View Post
I was interested in a passage from this article indicating that 3D is losing popularity:
The dew is plainly off the 3D rose, at least domestically, and that's bad news for the studios, which have come to count on the $2-$3 surcharges the format brings. The 3D showings of "Turbo" accounted for just 25 percent of its total box office, which represents the format's worst showing yet, and 3D contributed 30 percent of the $53 million opening of "The Wolverine," a new low point for action releases. 'Monsters University" (31 percent) and "World War Z" (34 percent) similarly sputtered. It's still working overseas, but you have to wonder how long that will last as foreign audiences become more sophisticated.
I'll admit the 3D fad has lasted a lot longer than I originally expected, but it still seems to be just a fad.
That last bit is more than a tad patronising about "foreign" audiences. I know over here, at least, they've been pushing 3D hard, putting 2D showings on at difficult times, so the main times when audiences will show up the only version on offer is the 3D version. Couple of films with 1 early showing in 2D per day and 3D the rest of the day.
I agree about the last part being patronising. Remember Widescreen TV's were the norm in places like the UK years before the US, Most films were released on DVD in OAR and on VHS you could get either WS or Pan and Scan versions. So perhaps it's a case that other markets are quicker to embrace changes than the US.

Does it really matter so long as both are offered. If I choose to spend a little extra to see a film in 3D is my choice. The biggest rip-off however is not so much at the cinema but for BR release. That's where they ovecharge you.
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Old August 24 2013, 02:36 PM   #41
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

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Wearing 3D glasses over your actual glasses sucks.
It's never bothered me in the slightest.
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Old August 24 2013, 02:40 PM   #42
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

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Wearing 3D glasses over your actual glasses sucks.
It's never bothered me in the slightest.
Me neither.

I'm surprised to see the results so skewed. I guess I'm in more of a minority than I realized.

I love 3D films, especially at the IMAX. Seeing The Hobbit there was incredible.

I understand not every movie needs 3D, but if I have a choice, I'll take 3D every time.

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Old August 24 2013, 03:32 PM   #43
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I don't go to the movies, and I don't have (or want) a 3D TV. My wife can't SEE 3D because of the differential in her prescription between her eyes. 3D can be fun and interesting occasionally, but I don't care for it as a steady diet.
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

MacLeod wrote: View Post
Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Argus Skyhawk wrote: View Post
I was interested in a passage from this article indicating that 3D is losing popularity:
I'll admit the 3D fad has lasted a lot longer than I originally expected, but it still seems to be just a fad.
That last bit is more than a tad patronising about "foreign" audiences. I know over here, at least, they've been pushing 3D hard, putting 2D showings on at difficult times, so the main times when audiences will show up the only version on offer is the 3D version. Couple of films with 1 early showing in 2D per day and 3D the rest of the day.
I agree about the last part being patronising. Remember Widescreen TV's were the norm in places like the UK years before the US, Most films were released on DVD in OAR and on VHS you could get either WS or Pan and Scan versions. So perhaps it's a case that other markets are quicker to embrace changes than the US.

Does it really matter so long as both are offered. If I choose to spend a little extra to see a film in 3D is my choice. The biggest rip-off however is not so much at the cinema but for BR release. That's where they ovecharge you.
No, it doesn't really matter as long as you can choose which you see, though actually in someways yes it does, because if you have 2 and 3d showings you end up having fewer screens for films to play on so you're likely to miss a film because there's no space in the cinema for them.
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Old August 25 2013, 05:17 PM   #45
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Argus Skyhawk wrote: View Post
I was interested in a passage from this article indicating that 3D is losing popularity:
The dew is plainly off the 3D rose, at least domestically, and that's bad news for the studios, which have come to count on the $2-$3 surcharges the format brings. The 3D showings of "Turbo" accounted for just 25 percent of its total box office, which represents the format's worst showing yet, and 3D contributed 30 percent of the $53 million opening of "The Wolverine," a new low point for action releases. 'Monsters University" (31 percent) and "World War Z" (34 percent) similarly sputtered. It's still working overseas, but you have to wonder how long that will last as foreign audiences become more sophisticated.
I'll admit the 3D fad has lasted a lot longer than I originally expected, but it still seems to be just a fad.
That last bit is more than a tad patronising about "foreign" audiences. I know over here, at least, they've been pushing 3D hard, putting 2D showings on at difficult times, so the main times when audiences will show up the only version on offer is the 3D version. Couple of films with 1 early showing in 2D per day and 3D the rest of the day.
Yeah that irritates me - and it's been used to artificially inflate the uptake of 3D in the UK as it will be reported that, say, 60% of cinema goers 'chose' the 3D version with all the information about showtimes and number of screenings stripped away.
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