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Is 3D Still Cool?

Even though 3D is popping up everywhere — from the Jonas Brothers to Monsters vs. Aliens — you have to think: is 3D really that cool? An article from Slate conjectures that it's actually not — even reducing it simply to "It hurts your eyes. Always has, always will."

Thinking about it, it's not the same kind of technological advancement on par with high definition. It's kinda fun, but I also remember how cool I thought the 3D Captain Eo was at Disneyland in the '80s. . . and it's like, we're still jazzed on the same thing?

What do you think? Should filmmakers keep integrating it into movies and "experiences," or is it a novelty that's coming to an end?


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le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I've never seen 3D tickets more expensive than non 3d movie tickets... maybe because I lived in NJ and now I'm in FL... do you people live in LA or something? IMAX tickets are $16 here though... either way, i love 3D even though i already wear glasses, which kinda makes the viewing experience hard and makes me go cross eyed a bit... they need to start making '4D' movies like the attractions @ the theme parks... they're running out of money thanks to this lovely invention called the Internet... ruining everything, yet so addicting.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Sometimes it makes sense. Coraline 3D was AMAZING and more like a dark ride at Disneyland than just a movie.
aka-emilicious aka-emilicious 8 years
With the new digital 3D it makes it hard for little theaters to stay in business. Where I work we're still using 35mm film and projectors from the 1950's. In order to even show those new 3D movies, we would have to get all new projectors at 100 thousand a pop!
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
tickets are way more expensive. I'd rather just watch it 2D save the money and buy some popcorn or something.
devils devils 8 years
I never got into the whole 3D thing.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Honestly I always squint trying to get the 3-D experience but maybe with Monsters VS Aliens and a pair of contacts I should be okay.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
I thought Shrek 4D over at Universal Studios was fun. Other than that, no. It gives me a headache.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
It was never cool
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Never really been into it either, amloveaffair.. the special glasses give me a headache.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
It's also really annoying that they only offer movies in 3D now and you don't get a choice to go to a non-3d showing. Some people just aren't into it or it makes them feel sick.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I've never been into 3d movies because they aren't worth the extra money. At our local theatre it's $15 a person.
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