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mominwestlake
06-07-2009, 09:05 PM
My kids really want to see UP. I know some of you thought it wasn't really a kid movie but we are still going to give it a try. Their are ages 7, 11,12, and 14. Our theater shows it in 3D for $2.50 more than a regular matinee price. Do you think the 3D effects would be really good in this movie? We saw Bolt in 3D and I didn't think it was all that great.

Anyway, what do you think?

mmeb144
06-07-2009, 09:08 PM
My kids, 14 and 17, thought the 3D wasn't worth worrying about. I thought it was very cool, but they didn't throw things at you or anything. The picture just looked deeper than with a normal film.

This movie is way better than Bolt!

sneadae
06-07-2009, 09:13 PM
I saw it in 3D on the Disney Wonder, and while it was a nice perk, not worth the extra money IMO (obviously we didn't pay for it, it was being shown on the ship). The glasses actually started bothering my eyes after a while.

The movie was great, though! We loved it!

englishteacha
06-07-2009, 09:23 PM
I wondered about those of us who wear regular glasses for watching movies. Do the 3D glasses even fit over regular ones? We saw the regular version and thought it was lovely. No where near us has it in 3D, but I was curious for future films. The glasses at WDW fit OK, but I assume the ones in a theater are not the same.

Princess April
06-07-2009, 09:35 PM
I personally wasn't willing to pay the extra $$$$ to see it in 3D. I really enjoyed the movie in regular vision. *sniff* Really made me miss my Gamer tho... I was misting up at the end of the movie... :lmao:...I'm such a dork.

elgerber
06-07-2009, 09:42 PM
I personally think it is worth it. We always choose to see the 3d version if there is one. The picture is so rich and dimensional. And yes, the glasses fit fine over regular glasses. This is just our personal opinion of course.

design_mom
06-07-2009, 09:56 PM
We saw the regular version, not the 3-D version, and we really enjoyed it. (I think you will really enjoy it even if you *don't* spring for 3-D.) Our local newspaper review said that the 3-D version was well done, but that you lose some of the brightness of the colors, etc, in the 3-D version. He actually recommended seeing it both ways. I'm not sure if we'll go back to see the 3-D version in the theaters (doubt it), but I hope they put both versions on the DVD or Blu-Ray.

onelostsockie
06-07-2009, 10:08 PM
I saw it in 3D. I've never paid $11 to see a movie. Sheesh!

The graphics were really good period. But it is Pixar and that is to expected. After a while I forgot I was watching a 3D movie and just thought "wow, this is a good movie."

My 47 year old mother thought the 3D movie was pretty much the coolest thing ever.

I think it would have been just as good as a non-3D movie. I could have saved myself $4.50.

disneylove69
06-07-2009, 10:31 PM
3d glasses can fit over perscription glasses.

Kanga+2Roos
06-07-2009, 11:03 PM
We saw it in 3d only because the time worked better with our schedule & while everything was really made sharper with the 3d I really don't think it was worth the extra $$. I felt so bad for my DS4 because the glasses come in one size & his kept falling off so he ended up leaving them off for a good part of the movie. When I took mine off to see how it looked to him it was so blurry--poor kid! They definitely need to have a kids size in those glasses! I have prescription glasses & I had no issues putting them over the top.

Whether you decide on 2d or 3d, go see the movie--it was awesome! Definitely make sure your there on time to see the Pixar short clip at the start of it! Have fun!

amshowers
06-08-2009, 02:22 AM
We saw it in 3D, but I had movie cash. I only had to pay an extra dollar for mine and dh tickets, as the movie cash covered the total cost of the kids 3D movie ticket. If I was paying out of pocket I don't think it would have been worth the additional 3.50 per ticket that they charge. It was a really great movie and you will love it even without the 3D.

java
06-08-2009, 06:50 AM
I wondered about those of us who wear regular glasses for watching movies. Do the 3D glasses even fit over regular ones? We saw the regular version and thought it was lovely. No where near us has it in 3D, but I was curious for future films. The glasses at WDW fit OK, but I assume the ones in a theater are not the same.

My DH has "Big" glasses and they fit over fine.

For us I LOVED the 3-D it isn't in your face 3-d it's just movie enhancing 3-d. You feel like you are in the movie. Oh and those balloons.
My 4 year old had no problem keeping the glasses on. But we have seen other 3-d movies before.

powellrj
06-08-2009, 07:51 AM
After listening to the Peter Travers podcast from Rolling Stone, we went with the regular version. He agreed with a PP and said you do miss some of the depth of color in the 3D version and recommended you save your money.

nunzia
06-08-2009, 08:45 AM
I wondered about those of us who wear regular glasses for watching movies. Do the 3D glasses even fit over regular ones? We saw the regular version and thought it was lovely. No where near us has it in 3D, but I was curious for future films. The glasses at WDW fit OK, but I assume the ones in a theater are not the same.

I was worried aobut this too, but the glasses are actually nice (you will look like Buddy Holly) and fit well over regular glasses. I really liked the film as did my 2 grandkids. The effects are not extreme, as the OP said it just added depth..very well done. But if you don't want to spring for the extra and your theater offers both the regular movie and the 3D you could easily skip the 3D version.
It was charming..very well done and both GK said they wanted to see it again.

tripletots
06-08-2009, 09:11 AM
Am I the only one who can't afford to take my kids to see this movie? It's 13.25 for adults and 10.25 for children. If I take my kids (DH wouldn't come) that would be $70.50. Is it worth it?

elgerber
06-08-2009, 09:33 AM
Am I the only one who can't afford to take my kids to see this movie? It's 13.25 for adults and 10.25 for children. If I take my kids (DH wouldn't come) that would be $70.50. Is it worth it?

We must be lucky, our theaters don't cost as much! I guess if I had to pay that I might think twice. We saw a matinee and it was $40 for 5 of us. $6 each for the movie and an extra $2 for the 3D.

design_mom
06-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Am I the only one who can't afford to take my kids to see this movie? It's 13.25 for adults and 10.25 for children. If I take my kids (DH wouldn't come) that would be $70.50. Is it worth it?

Our movie wasn't that expensive either. We saw a weekend matinee for $7/each. (We went to the regular version. I think 3-D was a couple bucks more.)

Movies are super expensive...but we go to the matinee and don't buy snacks, so we can get out of there for under $40. We only go to a few movies per year, but IMHO, this was one I'm glad we saw.

CherylA
06-08-2009, 10:57 AM
We saw it in 3d only because the time worked better with our schedule & while everything was really made sharper with the 3d I really don't think it was worth the extra $$. I felt so bad for my DS4 because the glasses come in one size & his kept falling off so he ended up leaving them off for a good part of the movie. When I took mine off to see how it looked to him it was so blurry--poor kid! They definitely need to have a kids size in those glasses! I have prescription glasses & I had no issues putting them over the top.

Whether you decide on 2d or 3d, go see the movie--it was awesome! Definitely make sure your there on time to see the Pixar short clip at the start of it! Have fun!


Ditto on this. 3D time slot was better for us. I paid an extra $4 to see it in 3D, per person, x5. (20 bucks!) My 4 year old took off the glasses and so did my MIL. Good movie but not worth the extra for 3D.

Oh yeah it was a matinee so the "dicounted" price for the regular movie (not 3D) was 7.00 per person and then $4 per ticket extra for 3 D. We were 5 people so $55 for the movie. I bought snacks at Target but still those were $10 and I had a B1G1 free popcorn coupon so I "only" paid 6.75 for 2 large popcorns. Total it still cost me over $70 for the 5 of us to see a movie and that was with cost saving efforts. If I had bought a drink for each of us, some candy and a few popcorns to share at the theater we easily could have spent over $100.

uk_wildcat
06-08-2009, 11:37 AM
If you have younger kids, then I don't know if the 3D is worth it. My 7 year loved it, but my 4 year old took the glasses off and watched it without them.
We went to a matinee and it was $10.50 per person. The only good thing was that I used my movie rewards card for the theater and got a free ticket to use on another movie.

LIFERBABE
06-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Am I the only one who can't afford to take my kids to see this movie? It's 13.25 for adults and 10.25 for children. If I take my kids (DH wouldn't come) that would be $70.50. Is it worth it?

We saw it yesterday at DTD. Cost was $7.00 for kids under 12 and $10 for adults. It was after 4pm prices. Large popcorn was $6.75 and fee refill so we shared and had plenty.
Very good movie that we all enjoyed and we skipped the xtra $3 for the 3d

It was myself and 3 boys under 12 so 4 of us for less than $40 bucks so I thought that was pretty good for being at WDW.

andrews_dad
06-08-2009, 01:23 PM
The last movie my wife and I saw in a theatre was Titanic. Let me just say, I had NO idea how high ticket prices were these days? :scared1: How can people stomach going to movies all of the time? I have one buddy who hits all of the major movies opening weekend. He must spend a mint per year!!


On the same note, I just rented a movie at blockbuster for the first time in a few years. $4.99 per rental??? WHAT!!! I think last time I rented there is was $2.99. Video games were $4.99 then. Now they were advertising a "special" of 2 video games for $15. WHAT is going on here??

I guess Redbox is it for me for movies!!!

mjkacmom
06-08-2009, 02:43 PM
I saw it in 3D. I've never paid $11 to see a movie. Sheesh!

The graphics were really good period. But it is Pixar and that is to expected. After a while I forgot I was watching a 3D movie and just thought "wow, this is a good movie."

My 47 year old mother thought the 3D movie was pretty much the coolest thing ever.

I think it would have been just as good as a non-3D movie. I could have saved myself $4.50.

Consider yourelf lucky! Our regular movie price is $10.50, $13.50 for 3D.

pilesoflaundry
06-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Am I the only one who can't afford to take my kids to see this movie? It's 13.25 for adults and 10.25 for children. If I take my kids (DH wouldn't come) that would be $70.50. Is it worth it?

Wow!! I thought our movie prices were bad. We didn't do 3-D because it's too much extra for us. ( we have 3 kids) A matinee around here is $7.50, normally adults are $9.50 and kids $7.50. 3-d is$3 per person extra. It's not the type of movie that it really matters to me :confused3. It's a great movie but not real action or throwing things so I don't get the extra cost.

I bought the ps2 game at gamestop so that gave me 2 free tickets. 1 from gamestop and one inside the package. Then we went at a matinee so we only paid $22.50 for all 5 of us to go. Not great but not too bad.

We bought a large popcorn with free refills so we just shared the one.

secretpantssam
06-08-2009, 03:15 PM
I agree that the prices of movies have gotten ridiculous. It's $10 for one movie, there is no way if I had children I would be able to afford to bring them. I hardly see movies just paying for myself anymore! And when I actually did go to the movies to see UP this weekend, the first movie in at least 8 months, I was shocked to see that the cheapest popcorn available was $6! I can get a full meal at a fast food restaurant for that...why would I spend $6 on popcorn!?!

Also I saw a news article about today about the box office figures from this weekend, and they were saying movies this year just haven't been making what they usually do. The article seemed to blame it on the quality of the movies being made, but I think it has everything to do with people trying to save money and the astronomical prices at the theaters.

englishteacha
06-08-2009, 06:19 PM
Whoa. I'm so glad I live where I do! Our evening movie prices are $5. Matinees and Mondays are $3.50. We paid $3.50 each to see "Up!" :)

katina816
06-08-2009, 07:54 PM
We just returned from seeing UP. It was a great movie! We paid $36 for 4 during Matinee time. It was beautiful. I wear glasses and was able to wear the 3D glasses over the top. Of course I had to keep taking them off to wipe my tears. So so so good!:thumbsup2

lisalovesmickey
06-09-2009, 05:11 PM
I saw it in 3D and thought it was great to have the extra depth. However, the price difference for me was only a couple bucks. If it was more than that, I don't think it would've been worth it. It is a fabulous movie either way. I loved it.

If you have a Visa Signature card, they are running a promotion where you get one ticket free when you buy one. Maybe that could help some of you to make it more affordable. To see if your card qualifies, check here:

http://www.fandango.com/visasignature

mommycrawford
06-10-2009, 02:51 AM
$16.25 per adult ticket here in good old NYC at Regal/UA theatre!...I had seen it already, but went along to help toilet children for a party.

I wouldn't mind, but the theater workers don't even have a health plan....THAT is a rip off!

I get dicounted Broadway tickets for around $37.00, which now seems like a better deal!

Pirated movies cost us all!

Cibahwewah
06-10-2009, 08:29 AM
I used my Disney Rewards Visa Card reward dollars to buy movie cash. We went to a 4pm matinee show. Adults were $10.50 and kids $9.50. I ended up having to pay $3 out of pocket, because the kid vouchers only went up to $8.00. I don't think I would have paid $40 to see it. I could have bought it twice on DVD for that price. Do you think when the DVD version comes out that it will be in 3-D? I also noticed in the pre-views that there are a lot of 3-D movies coming out in the next year. I guess it's a boon to the theaters since they feel justified in charging more for it, but the price to see a movie in the theater is already unreasonable (in my opinion) and we live in the south, where movie theater prices are lower than in big cities. PP said in NYC it was $16.25--yikes!:scared1:

mominwestlake
06-10-2009, 12:41 PM
How do you buy movie cash? I have around $100 on my Disney Rewards Card. We still haven't decided whether or not to spring for the 3D.


I used my Disney Rewards Visa Card reward dollars to buy movie cash. We went to a 4pm matinee show. Adults were $10.50 and kids $9.50. I ended up having to pay $3 out of pocket, because the kid vouchers only went up to $8.00. I don't think I would have paid $40 to see it. I could have bought it twice on DVD for that price. Do you think when the DVD version comes out that it will be in 3-D? I also noticed in the pre-views that there are a lot of 3-D movies coming out in the next year. I guess it's a boon to the theaters since they feel justified in charging more for it, but the price to see a movie in the theater is already unreasonable (in my opinion) and we live in the south, where movie theater prices are lower than in big cities. PP said in NYC it was $16.25--yikes!:scared1:

3darlings
06-10-2009, 01:07 PM
We get most of our movie tickets through our Enterainment Book. You can get them for $ 6.50 from the book. You can either use the coupon from the book at the theatre - there are a number and they are good for 2 tickets - or go to the website where you can buy multiplies - we usually get 10 at a time (there is 5 of us). You just can't use them for movies when it says "no passes" - which often is the first 12 days. We did use them for "UP" on Monday and I didn't think it had been 12 days but "no passes" was only listed by the 3-D version. We had no problem using them. You can also use your club card to get credits when you use these tickets. We also ended up getting a free tickets from our card even when we were using the passes. Otherwise, our tickets prices are $ 10-11 dollars with matinees at $ 9. I did enjoy UP very much but I don't think very little children would get alot of it. OP, with their ages, your children should be fine.

Ava
06-10-2009, 02:08 PM
$16.25 per adult ticket here in good old NYC at Regal/UA theatre!...I had seen it already, but went along to help toilet children for a party.
Movie prices here are outrageous. I usually "shop around" on Fandango/Movietickets.com to find the cheapest theater showing the movie I want. They all seem to have different prices & matinee times/days, even within the same chain. I've saved $3-4 a ticket just by going to a more "out of the way" theater; I'm usually riding the subway to get there anyway so it doesn't really matter where I go. (We live in Brooklyn and my favorite theater is the Cobble Hill Cinema - $9.50 top price, $6.50 matinees/kids, and $6.50 all day on Tues & Thurs.)