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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 3 2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Let's assume the movie in question was filmed in 3D, not converted in post. We are talking about Avatar 3D, not Clash of the Titans 3D.

Recent debates here over whether 3D films are a fad have me wondering just how much the general public is going for these movies. Ideally, I would like to see the results of a widespread study that gives an accurate idea of how people across North America, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere feel about this trend.

However, I don't have access to such a study, so I'm settling for a Trekbbs poll. What the hey.
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Old June 3 2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

2D. I don't hate 3D, particularly for animated films, but I already wear glasses, so the additional set are just annoying.
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Old June 3 2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

It would depend on the movie, but I have nothing against 3D as long as the picture was actually filmed that way and managed to put the effect to good use.
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Old June 3 2011, 08:43 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I have never seen a 3-D movie, but as a person prone to motion sickness I understand I wouldn't enjoy it very much.
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Old June 3 2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

3D is, IMHO, overrated. I don't really care about it.

Certainly not going to plunk down several grand just for a TV that has it. Not until they get rid of those damn glasses, anyway.
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Old June 3 2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

3D works great for documentaries about real world locations that are inaccessible or too expensive to visit, and for the more sensational type eye candy movie. But other type movies are fine in 2D.
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Old June 3 2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
3D works great for documentaries about real world locations that are inaccessible or too expensive to visit

Exactly. Real-world beauty cannot be replicated. Sometimes the best way for people to visit them is on a big screen like the Imax, and I have to say, every one of them is filmed from the get-go to be 3D as they're filmed with 3D cameras.
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Old June 3 2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I think 3D is extremely over-rated. A good movie is a good movie; a gimmick like 3D isn't going to make it better. I'm happy just to see it in 2D and not bother with the stupid glasses.
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Old June 3 2011, 10:46 PM   #9
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
3D works great for documentaries about real world locations that are inaccessible or too expensive to visit, and for the more sensational type eye candy movie.
In the case of the last 3D movie I saw, TT3D: Closer To The Edge, you got both. Still my favourite movie so far this year, and I don't even like motorcycling.

But otherwise, yes, I'd say that the preference towards 3D depends very much on the movie.
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Old June 3 2011, 10:57 PM   #10
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Hate, hate 3D!!! It doesn't help that I wear glasses.
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Old June 3 2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I'm one of those whose eyes can't process 3D pictures. It always looks blurry to me and I can only wear the glasses for about twenty minutes or so before they give me a headache and I have to take them off for awhile...
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Old June 3 2011, 11:06 PM   #12
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
3D works great for documentaries about real world locations that are inaccessible or too expensive to visit, and for the more sensational type eye candy movie. But other type movies are fine in 2D.
This. 3D's great for those 'wow!' visuals in something like IMAX space movies or Planet Earth. But for a movie where you're supposed to be following the story or the characters, it is to me a distraction.
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Old June 4 2011, 08:07 AM   #13
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

Love, love, LOVE 3D.
And it's not hindered by the fact that I wear glasses (when did people who wear glasses become such babies?)

I'm not fond of the higher price tag. But if all things were equal, I'd choose 3D every time. Why not?

Luckily (or not) all things AREN'T equal, not everything deserves the 3D treatment or is created with the highest possible standard of 3D available at the time. So for those I usually CHOOSE (that's right, nobody's forcing anybody, I have the option) 2D.

But I like that I have a choice.
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Old June 4 2011, 08:14 AM   #14
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I generally don't avoid 3D, but I usually prefer 2D (especially when the movie wasn't filmed in 3D). There are exceptions, however. Animated movies tend to look good in 3D as did Avatar.
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Old June 4 2011, 09:05 AM   #15
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Re: Poll: Would you prefer to see a movie in 3D or 2D?

I voted 2D, but that said it really depends on the film. Most films don't work well in 3D, the ones that tend to are either Documentary films or CGI Animation. Seems to me 3D would be fine as a gimmick if it were limited to 2 or 3 films a year, shot and mastered to be in 3D rather than a couple a month and a hodge podge of post processed and shot for 3D.
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