What happened to the 3-D trend?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Morpheus 02, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. DonIago

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    Plus, what if the power goes out? :p
     
  2. Relayer1

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    Not if you don't dust in front of it either...
     
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  3. maneth

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    3D is overhyped, IMO. I wear glasses, and wearing 3D glasses on top of them is usually rather uncomfortable. It usually takes about 20 minutes for my eyes to adjust, so I'm always hoping for a good number of 3D trailers before the main feature. Even when my eyes do adjust, I'm often left with a headache afterwards.

    I've only seen one movie where the 3D lived up to the hype, and that's Gravity.

    That said, with 4K and decent sound at home, I'm wondering if I'm ever going to bother going to the movies again. Just doesn't seem worth the hassle.
     
  4. DonIago

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    Hm. I never had trouble wearing my glasses with 3D glasses, but my non-enhanced vision is also holding up pretty well, so that might make a difference.

    I thought the 3D in Avatar was pretty great. Never did see Gravity.

    I like going to the theater so I can see movies with friends, and some movies (TMP) are a much better viewing experience on a larger screen.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Why the hell would anyone want a transparent TV? I don't see any benefit from that.

    What keeps whatever's behind the TV from intruding on whatever you're watching?
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    Top top 3 best 3D movies in my opinion:

    1. Avatar
    2. Gravity
    3. Tintin.

    All those were designed from the get-go to take advantage of 3D rather than being conversions, and there were honestly very few of these.
     
  7. FormerLurker

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    The fact that it's a physical screen rather than a hologram? You never know when that cat is going to see how far it can jump.
     
  8. maneth

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    I haven't seen Avatar, mainly because my son was six months old when it was released. I was on maternity leave and frankly going to the movies wasn't anywhere on my radar at that time.

    My husband and I have a fairly similar taste in movies, with lots of stuff we can watch together. I like period dramas and musicals more than he does, he enjoys horror and I can't stand it. So he'll go out with his friends to see the occasional horror movie and I'll go with mine to see the occasional period drama or musical. The only movie that I'm a bit bummed I haven't seen this year is Tove, about Tove Jansson, artist and creator of the Moomin series of books and comics. It's also Finland's submission to the Best International Feature Film category of the Academy Awards. The movie centers around her relationship with Vivica Bandler at a time when being openly homosexual was not an option. (Later, she would go on to have a lifelong relationship with artist Tuulikki Pietilä, on whom the character Tooticki is based.)
     
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    I wasn't able to catch Tintin in 3D, but I'd add Prometheus right up there with the first two. I agree that designing specifically for 3D makes a big difference, and might add an element of exploration - I caught the first Hobbit, Wonder Woman, and Ant-Man and the Wasp in 3D, and, apart from some nifty moments, didn't find that it added much to the experience. Even all the size-shifting one would think would be spectacular in an Ant-Man movie often went by so quickly that one could barely appreciate a shot for its depth and dimensions before it's gone, while in 2D one gets nearly the same effect, and the cuts don't feel nearly as jarring.
     
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  10. Owain Taggart

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    It was brilliant in 3D. The moment that really stood out for me was the crane scene at the docks and the way you could see through the glass in the crane's cabin, which added a great sense of depth. It was subtle, yet it was very effective.
     
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    So, I went to see Monster Hunter over the weekend, and stayed through the credits, since there is a midcredit bonus scene. There isn't anything extra at the end, but I did see where a studio did get credit for 3D conversion, even though there is not a 3D theater viewing option.

    I'd say the 'rona is to blame for that.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I'm not following... :confused: How would Covid have anything to do with 3D conversion?

    I can't say I've seen a lot of 3D stuff, maybe a couple films. Last one was Solo (during one of my Toronto trips). And the only reason I saw it in 3D then was because in the original screening, the projector broke down, so they sent us all to the 3D version.
     
  13. DonIago

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    I would assume the implication was that the film wasn't released in 3D...or not as widely as it might have been...due to Covid.
     
  14. od0_ital

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    3D glasses would fog up while wearing masks during the movie, so no 3D release for a movie that was converted to 3D.
     
  15. DonIago

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    That's a good point as well.
     
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    I would add Ready Player One to that list. That film (especially the bits in the Oasis) is amazing in 3D and the only 3D film I've seen that gets near Avatar. The opening chase is mind blowing on my PSVR headset.

    Dredd is a pretty good 3D entry too.
     
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  17. od0_ital

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    ^

    Dredd was awesome in 3D, especially the slowmo drug sequences
     
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    Yeah they were the best bits. The rest was just 'ok' (3D wise - the film is great)
     
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  19. Owain Taggart

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    I haven't seen it, so I can't really comment on it. But it certainly looks to be a movie that would be good in 3D. It's not a conversion, is it?
     
  20. Smellmet

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    The real life scenes look like conversion,though still good, but the VR sections, which make up a lot of the movie are in full 3D as if you're in the movie and it's superb.

    I think it's an excellent film anyway though.