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Old 01-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Anyone else NOT care for 3D movies and tv?

There is so much hype lately about movies being shot and shown in 3D and even televisions being sold now with 3D capabilities.

Am I the only one who just doesn't care for this? I would much rather watch a movie without having to put on glasses and have everything jump out at me.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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Me too. I just don't see the appeal.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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You're not the only one, but that's not unusual, especially when something is first introduced. Generally, you get myriad folks who don't care for any change, don't care for the specific change, etc. Even in the long-term, some folks won't see the point, or won't even care enough about the visual experience part of a movie to try to see the point, etc.

For most films, 3D is useless. The point of those movies isn't the visual experience. All that matters for movies like that are the characters, or the plot, or both. By the same token, there are a lot of movies, especially action movies, where the visual experience is a major aspect. Those movies are the ones where 3D matters, and fans of movies that provide that kind of visual experience are the folks who will care about and enjoy 3D most.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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Don't give a hoot about it. I do however LOVE the 3D shows at WDW!
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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Don't give a hoot about it. I do however LOVE the 3D shows at WDW!
yes! those are about the only ones I want to see as well!

I don't even know what it is about it that I don't like, I just can't seem to get on board with it!
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Me. There are a few that are worthy of being in 3D IMO, like Tron (which was excellent in IMAX 3D btw), but most don't need it. Besides, as one who wears eyeglasses everyday, having to wear 3D glasses over my regular set can be a PITA.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #7
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I can't stand them!! Partially because of how much it drives the ticket prices up at the theater, but I cannot focus on 3D to save my life for more than half of a film and by the time I can I have the worst headache. I'm just wishing it would go away again.
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I wouldn't have a 3d TV because I do more than watch TV. I read, am on the computer, etc., while watching. So 3d would drive me nuts.
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I can't stand them!! Partially because of how much it drives the ticket prices up at the theater
I'm confused. Our local IMAX theater charges $11.50 per seat, regardless of whether the movie is 3D or not.
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I wouldn't have a 3d TV because I do more than watch TV. I read, am on the computer, etc., while watching. So 3d would drive me nuts.
I never even thought of that but gosh that would be a pain!

I'm usually on the computer when watching TV and can see how that would be a hassle!
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I'm confused. Our local IMAX theater charges $11.50 per seat, regardless of whether the presentation is 3D or not.
IMAX maybe, but I don't go to any IMAX theaters so I don't know what their prices are here. It's an extra $3 to see a 3D movie at the theaters I go to and sometimes if I want to see it with friends, I don't have an option. Plus if people keep paying it, they'll probably just raise regular ticket prices even more.
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I can't stand them!! Partially because of how much it drives the ticket prices up at the theater, but I cannot focus on 3D to save my life for more than half of a film and by the time I can I have the worst headache. I'm just wishing it would go away again.
ITA. I am good for about 10 minuts and then the headache starts. I see it as a gimmick and do not get the appeal.
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IMAX maybe, but I don't go to any IMAX theaters so I don't know what their prices are here.
I would never bother to go see a 3D movie that wasn't on an IMAX screen. If it is all about the visual experience, then these days IMAX needs to be part of it, afaic.

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Plus if people keep paying it, they'll probably just raise regular ticket prices even more.
Prices for all discretionary spending is going up faster than the rate of inflation, now that the economy is in recovery, making up for how those increases were depressed during the recession.
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I don't like them because they give me a headache. But I can't play video games like Halo (where you're walking around) without getting a headache and getting really sick to my stomach, either.

I think they're kind of cool, in short doses (a la It's Tough to Be a Bug, etc).
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I would never bother to go see a 3D movie that wasn't on an IMAX screen. If it is all about the visual experience, then these days IMAX needs to be part of it, afaic.
I can see that. Personally for me I definitely can't do IMAX. It's just an overload for me and last time I tried it gave me a severe panic attack, lol. Hence why I don't do IMAX 3D or otherwise.
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