Why I hate 3D Movies - Roger Ebert

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#1 biggest_loser
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Here is a very interesting article by your ol' pal Roger Ebert

Thoughts? Im not up on the technical stuff but I agree about the price and that it doesn't work for 'adult' films.

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#2 funsohng
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I never saw anything in 3D (game or video game or whatever)
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#3 Daavpuke
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I agree. Complete waste of money and time
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#4 ghoklebutter
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Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one artificially can make the illusion less convincing.

I agree with him completely.

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#5 dragon7x2k
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I agree with the guy, sometimes while watching a 3D movie, halfway thru the story I forget it was in 3D, the effect doesn't last long to me for some reason and is very expensive to watch a movie in 3D, is not really worth it.
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#6 lordreaven
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I hate them because my eyesight is so bad i can't see 3D:cry:

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#7 amirzaim
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I'm never watching 3d movies but i heard that watching 3d movies always causing health problems like headache and nausea. But looking at the photos through 3d view ( anaglyph images) it's ok because it does not bring any health problems.
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Funny, I remmeber him saying how much better avatar is in 3d.

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#9 GabuEx
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Funny, I remmeber him saying how much better avatar is in 3d.

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As he explains in the article, Avatar was created from the ground-up to be in 3D, whereas most movies add it on as an afterthought. He's not opposed to 3D as an option; he's opposed to it as a new standard, and I absolutely agree with almost every point he makes, especially that of the increased ticket prices for an experience that is usually not that much better.

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I agree with the guy, sometimes while watching a 3D movie, halfway thru the story I forget it was in 3D, the effect doesn't last long to me for some reason and is very expensive to watch a movie in 3D, is not really worth it.dragon7x2k
Yeah this is exactly what happens to me. The first 5 minutes are like 'oh this is neat' then you forget all about it anyways. Waste of money.
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#11 yabbicoke
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All that's very true, though I didn't need a pompous ass like Ebert to point out the obvious for me.

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#12 iowastate
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Personally I never thought that highly of Ebert's opinons anyway and disagree with him quite often.

After Gene Siskel was gone Ebert I no longer was interested in watching Ebert alone...that man rubbed me the wrong way too often.

the pair were entertaining though

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most of his points relate to "movies don't need 3D to be great" but I'm sure when colour was introduced the same argument applied.

He's also taking the stance that there's an opinion that all movies in the future must be in 3D - but no one is saying that. It's almost like he's claiming the country is being overrun by foreigners because some chinese moved in next door.

3D movies aren't a threat to 2D movies.

His most valid point is the ticket price.

I bet he has an opinion about 3D TV!!!!

(and what am I doing back here)

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#14 Nifty_Shark
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Because I assume this will get at least 50 posts I'm going to say this before those who don't read the article chime in. HE DOES NOT HATE AVATAR IN 3D CAUSE IT WAS NOT TACKED ON BUT DONE FROM THE GROUND UP TO USE 3D.
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#15 X360PS3AMD05
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Meh, it needs standards and many people complain about the glasses but it's no big deal to me, might be watching some of the World cup in 3D! It's here to stay in some form or another haters :)
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#16 Dogswithguns
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Thankyou, I thought I was the only one that doesn't like the 3D. I cant stand it.
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Every 3D movie I have seen has left me with a pounding headache, Avatar included. At this point I refuse to watch them.
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#18 ex-mortis
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It's ultimately superfluous to the overall viewing experience.

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#19 pete_merlin
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I hate them because my eyesight is so bad i can't see 3D:cry:

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lol same. I also find it insulting how expensive they are to see.
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#20 LJS9502_basic
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I actually don't like 3D movies at all.......
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#21 bellsmye1
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I enjoyed Avatar, but the way people went on, I thought I was about to watch something special... but while it was quite good, it wasnt amazing. I agree with this guys arguement.
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most of his points relate to "movies don't need 3D to be great" but I'm sure when colour was introduced the same argument applied.

He's also taking the stance that there's an opinion that all movies in the future must be in 3D - but no one is saying that. It's almost like he's claiming the country is being overrun by foreigners because some chinese moved in next door.

3D movies aren't a threat to 2D movies.

His most valid point is the ticket price.

I bet he has an opinion about 3D TV!!!!

(and what am I doing back here)

jasperrussell
Some studios are refusing to put out a film unless it is in 3D - thats specifically what he is against in regards to the future.
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#23 Big_Bad_Sad
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I have to agree with Robert.
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#24 cjek
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3D has its time and place. For those who want to see things in 3D, that option should continue. But I cannot stand this developing trend of 3D being added after filming. It's fake, and it damages the reputation of genuine 3D content. I've seen live sport in 3D and it definitely enhanced the experience (and actually made it easier to tell the direction of the ball, which can sometimes be difficult in 2D). I do enjoy 3D, but it has to be the real thing. The movie industry may well destroy 3D with its money-grabbing fakery.
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[QUOTE="cjek"]3D has its time and place. For those who want to see things in 3D, that option should continue. But I cannot stand this developing trend of 3D being added after filming. It's fake, and it damages the reputation of genuine 3D content. I've seen live sport in 3D and it definitely enhanced the experience (and actually made it easier to tell the direction of the ball, which can sometimes be difficult in 2D). I do enjoy 3D, but it has to be the real thing. The movie industry may well destroy 3D with its money-grabbing fakery.

Eh...honestly I don't see the need for it in anything except as a money maker.
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#26 bluezy
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I haven't seen a movie in 3D and I don't plan on it. Not worth the added price and I enjoyed Avatar just fine without it.
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#27 cjek
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[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="cjek"]3D has its time and place. For those who want to see things in 3D, that option should continue. But I cannot stand this developing trend of 3D being added after filming. It's fake, and it damages the reputation of genuine 3D content. I've seen live sport in 3D and it definitely enhanced the experience (and actually made it easier to tell the direction of the ball, which can sometimes be difficult in 2D). I do enjoy 3D, but it has to be the real thing. The movie industry may well destroy 3D with its money-grabbing fakery.

Eh...honestly I don't see the need for it in anything except as a money maker.

Well like I said, it really did enhance the experience when watching football. I'm a little less convinced with movies, but some people seem to enjoy it. As long as we don't go down the road where the budget demands of 3D affect the quality of the movie, then both 2D and 3D viewers should be reasonably happy. In the case of Avatar I don't think 3D was the reason for the one-dimensional storyline, but take a horrific example such as Spy Kids 3D and it just shows what can happen. Right now it's probably a good thing that Spy Kids is the only example I can think of.
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I haven't seen a movie in 3D D:
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#29 LJS9502_basic
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[QUOTE="cjek"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="cjek"]3D has its time and place. For those who want to see things in 3D, that option should continue. But I cannot stand this developing trend of 3D being added after filming. It's fake, and it damages the reputation of genuine 3D content. I've seen live sport in 3D and it definitely enhanced the experience (and actually made it easier to tell the direction of the ball, which can sometimes be difficult in 2D). I do enjoy 3D, but it has to be the real thing. The movie industry may well destroy 3D with its money-grabbing fakery.

Eh...honestly I don't see the need for it in anything except as a money maker.

Well like I said, it really did enhance the experience when watching football. I'm a little less convinced with movies, but some people seem to enjoy it. As long as we don't go down the road where the budget demands of 3D affect the quality of the movie, then both 2D and 3D viewers should be reasonably happy. In the case of Avatar I don't think 3D was the reason for the one-dimensional storyline, but take a horrific example such as Spy Kids 3D and it just shows what can happen. Right now it's probably a good thing that Spy Kids is the only example I can think of.

You should watch ice hockey if following the ball in football is difficult.:P
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#30 bluezy
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[QUOTE="cjek"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Eh...honestly I don't see the need for it in anything except as a money maker.LJS9502_basic
Well like I said, it really did enhance the experience when watching football. I'm a little less convinced with movies, but some people seem to enjoy it. As long as we don't go down the road where the budget demands of 3D affect the quality of the movie, then both 2D and 3D viewers should be reasonably happy. In the case of Avatar I don't think 3D was the reason for the one-dimensional storyline, but take a horrific example such as Spy Kids 3D and it just shows what can happen. Right now it's probably a good thing that Spy Kids is the only example I can think of.

You should watch ice hockey if following the ball in football is difficult.:P

He may be talking soccer, as he's from across the pond. More of a zoomed out view when it comes to soccer.
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#31 markop2003
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I agree with him, it's just a gimick used for generic kid and action movies. It has no role in serious great films, they don't even need to be in HD to be great.
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#32 cjek
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[QUOTE="cjek"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Eh...honestly I don't see the need for it in anything except as a money maker.LJS9502_basic
Well like I said, it really did enhance the experience when watching football. I'm a little less convinced with movies, but some people seem to enjoy it. As long as we don't go down the road where the budget demands of 3D affect the quality of the movie, then both 2D and 3D viewers should be reasonably happy. In the case of Avatar I don't think 3D was the reason for the one-dimensional storyline, but take a horrific example such as Spy Kids 3D and it just shows what can happen. Right now it's probably a good thing that Spy Kids is the only example I can think of.

You should watch ice hockey if following the ball in football is difficult.:P

Well sometimes when it deflects into the air in line with the camera it's difficult to know whether it's heading towards the goal or not, which usually results in me getting excited while the crowd and the commentators act like nothing has happened 8)
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#33 freek666
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All that's very true, though I didn't need a pompous ass like Ebert to point out the obvious for me.

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I like this post.

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#34 LJS9502_basic
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[QUOTE="bluezy"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="cjek"] Well like I said, it really did enhance the experience when watching football. I'm a little less convinced with movies, but some people seem to enjoy it. As long as we don't go down the road where the budget demands of 3D affect the quality of the movie, then both 2D and 3D viewers should be reasonably happy. In the case of Avatar I don't think 3D was the reason for the one-dimensional storyline, but take a horrific example such as Spy Kids 3D and it just shows what can happen. Right now it's probably a good thing that Spy Kids is the only example I can think of.

You should watch ice hockey if following the ball in football is difficult.:P

He may be talking soccer, as he's from across the pond. More of a zoomed out view when it comes to soccer.

Yes I know he was talking soccer....
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#35 lazerface216
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Personally I never thought that highly of Ebert's opinons anyway and disagree with him quite often.

After Gene Siskel was gone Ebert I no longer was interested in watching Ebert alone...that man rubbed me the wrong way too often.

the pair were entertaining though

iowastate

really? i would say i agree with him 80-90% of the time. if you don't mind me asking, what prominent movies have you truly disagreed with him on?