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Butch 19
June 13th, 2015, 09:59 AM
We saw San Andreas last weekend, and almost every show at the theater was in 3D. There were maybe 3 showings that were not in 3D.

Well, the movie was ok I guess, but I really don't see how the 3D made the movie any better.?? In fact, any text during the movie was double vision. And the forced in-focus / out-of-focus transitions were just annoying.

I seem to remember reading several months ago that Hollywood was going to majority 3D in the US because that will be one way to keep the "product" here different that what gets shipped overseas (mainly China).

So I have a few questions: what do you think of 3D in general, and does it affect your movie-going? (I have no interest in seeing 3D at all).

Why the recent rush to produce 3D movies?

KingInTheWest
June 13th, 2015, 08:29 PM
I thought that 3D was on its way out, because most people don't care about it, myself included, and don't need to pay extra for it. Next you are going to tell me that Google Glass is still a thing.

jerseydevil
June 13th, 2015, 08:48 PM
I like your anger...if only people would be angry enough to just...


just...



STOP.

VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET!!!!

You stayed...spent your money...I get it...but, you are angry...but you paid. Until people say NO.

BigBrown
June 14th, 2015, 04:34 AM
All things being equal I would skip 3d just about every time. Unfortunately in my town the theater with the roomiest seats and biggest screen only shows 3D movies and being a tall guy more or less forces my hand. I mostly just find it distracting. I guess it's a way for movies to earn more money by charging more.

Hipcheck
June 14th, 2015, 09:58 AM
My thoughts on 3D, I enjoy it for the first 5 to 10 minutes and the forget and stop noticing.

Given the choice between 3D on a regular screen vs seeing a non 3D at the IMAX, Ill take the IMAX everytime. I saw the Dark Knight at the Imax which has some special scenes shot specifically for the IMAX, and it was brillaint. Worth every penny...cant really say that for other 3D movies I have watched.

Dexter
June 14th, 2015, 12:54 PM
3D movies make my head hurt after 30 minutes.

nm156
June 14th, 2015, 01:41 PM
I opt for no 3D, especially needing to wear glasses to see far it is almost impossible to wear both my regular glasses plus the 3D. So no I'll pass and save the cash.

jammer06
June 14th, 2015, 04:14 PM
I have not and will not see a 3d movie. Im not going to pay money to hurl without it being a poor decision involving alcohol

chaingunsofdoom
June 14th, 2015, 06:03 PM
The main issue is that movies shot in 3D are truly worth the money ($3 up here). Most are post-converted. Website : www.realorfake3d.com

Butch 19
June 14th, 2015, 07:39 PM
I have not and will not see a 3d movie. Im not going to pay money to hurl without it being a poor decision involving alcohol

You can get beer now at AMC in their fork n screen theaters. https://www.amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in/fork-and-screen

But still not enough to get me to go to a 3d movie.

KingsFan1985
June 14th, 2015, 09:36 PM
3D has been on the decline in Hollywood for a couple of years now. IMAX is their new money making gimmick.


You can get beer now at AMC in their fork n screen theaters. https://www.amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in/fork-and-screen

But still not enough to get me to go to a 3d movie.

I love their remodeled theaters. Those amazing recliner seats and leg room more than makes up for the no stadium seatings. The beer is actually not that badly priced for being theater food, or at least at my AMC it's not that bad.

Butch 19
June 27th, 2015, 07:55 AM
3D has been on the decline in Hollywood for a couple of years now. IMAX is their new money making gimmick.



I love their remodeled theaters. Those amazing recliner seats and leg room more than makes up for the no stadium seatings. The beer is actually not that badly priced for being theater food, or at least at my AMC it's not that bad.

so yesterday we went to the fork n screen side for the first time. The seating was great - we didn't use the food service, but it seems like almost half the crowd was. This seems to be quite the risk by AMC since the newly remodeled theaters probably hold way less than half the capacity of the previous seating layout. - and they have not raise their prices yet. In fact, pre-12:00 tix still only $7.

But the main thing I want to mention is that we saw Jurassic World (in SD [or is it actually HD?]), and there were several times where the background and even closer actors' shots were out of focus. ?? Almost like some scenes that they anticipated to use 3D, but since they didn't, meh.... just make it look any which way. It was one of the worst presentations I 've ever seen - and the other bad quality films occured over 20 years ago.

I should mention that I also have lasik 20/20 vision, so my eyes are not the problem. In 2015, why isn't every movie ultra-sharp and crystal clear?