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Topic # 99373 18-Mar-2012 10:32
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just felt like having a little rant about this.

a couple of weeks ago my brother and I were wanting to see the new underworld movie, he's blind in one eye so 3D doesnt work for him, i wear glasses and glasses ontop of glasses is annoying.  plus the headache you get after the movie.
so in all of auckland we found 1 cinema showing it in 2D, but only 2 sessions, we did managed to see it in 2d.  but it was playing in 3D every hour pretty much else where.  wtf.

then wanted to see ghost rider 2 (cos the first one was so bad its funny), but theres no 2d session of it at all in auckland?!?! wtf, seriously, ive read some studies in USA where they've noticed people rather see 2d.  

so my options are, wait for the bluray to come out or view it by some other means....

seriously wtf, only 3d?  if avengers is only in 3d thats going to be a real bitch. 

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  Reply # 596711 18-Mar-2012 11:34
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  Reply # 596837 18-Mar-2012 17:54
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Yep, it seems to be the new draw card for seeing movies in the cinema is 3d. Sucks. I dont find the 3d glasses too bad with my glasses, but I have only found it worthwhile in a couple of movies. Seems that 3d has replaced story in too many movies.




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  Reply # 596841 18-Mar-2012 18:08
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While I feel sorry for your brother and anyone else who can't see 3D I disagree, the film makers made the film in 3D to be watched in 3D much like Steven Spielberg made Schindler's List to be watched in B+W. While a cinema playing the 2D version is nice if it's not profitable it's not practical and it wouldn't surprise me if producers stop releasing the film in 2D at all to the cinemas.

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  Reply # 596843 18-Mar-2012 18:19
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Only just noticed Ghost Rider was only screening in 3D and I wanted to see it in the Cinema, Oh well, I'll add that to my "To Pirate" list instead, in 2D of-course.

3D is a novelty that is charged at a premium, If they are not showing the 2D variant then they should be banned from charging the premium for watching 3D at the very least.

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Also I have to wonder if it is 3D technology making people uncomfortable watching the movie that is causing significantly shorter movies such as the new Underworld?

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  Reply # 596879 18-Mar-2012 20:18
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a) the new underworld movie sucks
b) it has been available from the buccaneer cove for ages for download
c) if he is blind in one eye, then watching a '3D' film wearing the glasses will just make it look like regular 2D anyway.

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  Reply # 596881 18-Mar-2012 20:35
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I'm with Hobchild on this one. While I can empathise with those that can't see 3D for one reason or another, it is now the way of the world and seemingly the preference for most if not all new movies from the main studios. At the moment it is in it's infancy, but I reckon give it 5 years and you will be struggling to find a new release DVD disk or a 2D movie. It's called progress, like it or not (and I'm still on the fence).

BTW the latest Underworld...it has Kate Bekinsale in a smoking hot outfit with big guns and knives, nuff said I reckon!











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  Reply # 596883 18-Mar-2012 20:39
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NonprayingMantis: a) the new underworld movie sucks


Thanks for sharing your review
 
b) it has been available from the buccaneer cove for ages for download


It may well have been, I am not sure what "Buccaneer Cove" is but I would guess it's not a legit download site therefore illegal. 
 
c) if he is blind in one eye, then watching a '3D' film wearing the glasses will just make it look like regular 2D anyway.


I have a work colleague who is blind in one eye and loves 3D movies.  Subjective effect I guess.




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  Reply # 596898 18-Mar-2012 21:27
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scuwp: I'm with Hobchild on this one. While I can empathise with those that can't see 3D for one reason or another, it is now the way of the world and seemingly the preference for most if not all new movies from the main studios. At the moment it is in it's infancy, but I reckon give it 5 years and you will be struggling to find a new release DVD disk or a 2D movie. It's called progress, like it or not (and I'm still on the fence).

BTW the latest Underworld...it has Kate Bekinsale in a smoking hot outfit with big guns and knives, nuff said I reckon!


disagree, its not progress to only release in 3D, give people a choice.  i personally dont know anyone who prefers to see a movie in 3D to 2D.  its a gimmick, i havent seen one 3D movie that the extra dimension added anything to the movie.  

im not saying stop 3d, im saying give people a choice of 2D as well, the movie will be available on bluray in 2D, not everyone has 3d tvs, and that wont likely change in the next 10 years, so 2D movies will be released on disc.

im not against 3d movies, i cant wait until its really good and you dont need glasses to view it, but at this point in time, i just want to see a movie on the big screen in 2d and enjoy myself.

also if you take small children to 3d movies, most of the time they just take off the glasses because they are too big for them and get sick of holding them.

just give people a choice.

edit: yeah i know underworld is cinema master piece, but its a fun popcorn movie, kind of like resident evil, pretty generic movie, but fun to watch, not too long, lots of action. i would rather see an underworld type movie than avatar  type movie, 90 minute fun action vs 2.5+ hour epic.

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  Reply # 596903 18-Mar-2012 21:39
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I don't go to the movies much anymore. I always fall asleep and when I fall asleep sitting up, I usually snore and/or do the head nod thing :(
Best 3D experience I have had was the 4D Shrek featurette at Movie World.

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  Reply # 596908 18-Mar-2012 21:50
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3D gives my wife quite serious headaches so watching such movies is simply not an option for her. Having relatively good vision and having never worn glasses or contact lenses in my life, I find wearing glasses just for watching 3D movies strains my eyes and I'd rather not do it.

Agree with Hobchild and scuwp - this is "progress" and it's quite likely to become the norm within a fairly short time-period. However, at this stage, it's certainly not my (or my wife's) preference.

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  Reply # 596922 18-Mar-2012 22:14
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reven:
scuwp: I'm with Hobchild on this one. While I can empathise with those that can't see 3D for one reason or another, it is now the way of the world and seemingly the preference for most if not all new movies from the main studios. At the moment it is in it's infancy, but I reckon give it 5 years and you will be struggling to find a new release DVD disk or a 2D movie. It's called progress, like it or not (and I'm still on the fence).

BTW the latest Underworld...it has Kate Bekinsale in a smoking hot outfit with big guns and knives, nuff said I reckon!


disagree, its not progress to only release in 3D, give people a choice.  i personally dont know anyone who prefers to see a movie in 3D to 2D.  its a gimmick, i havent seen one 3D movie that the extra dimension added anything to the movie.  

im not saying stop 3d, im saying give people a choice of 2D as well, the movie will be available on bluray in 2D, not everyone has 3d tvs, and that wont likely change in the next 10 years, so 2D movies will be released on disc.

im not against 3d movies, i cant wait until its really good and you dont need glasses to view it, but at this point in time, i just want to see a movie on the big screen in 2d and enjoy myself.

also if you take small children to 3d movies, most of the time they just take off the glasses because they are too big for them and get sick of holding them.

just give people a choice.

edit: yeah i know underworld is cinema master piece, but its a fun popcorn movie, kind of like resident evil, pretty generic movie, but fun to watch, not too long, lots of action. i would rather see an underworld type movie than avatar  type movie, 90 minute fun action vs 2.5+ hour epic.


With the risk of repeating myself, cinemas will only play the film in 2D if its profitable for them to do so. Two theatres / same film equals waste of a theatre IMO. There are still plenty of great 2D films out there so by that theory you still have the choice. 

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  Reply # 596929 18-Mar-2012 22:30
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scuwp:

I have a work colleague who is blind in one eye and loves 3D movies.  Subjective effect I guess.


not really.  It is physically impossible to watch a movie in 3D if you only have vision in one eye.

Actually, it is also impossible to watch real life in 3D too.

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  Reply # 596949 18-Mar-2012 23:15
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When I tried 3d in the cinima I had a shocking time with the glasses. I dont ever really wear sunnies because I cant stand glasses and the only way that the 3d ones were comfortable was so far down my nose that I was looking right under the edge of them, very distracting.

Not as bad as the midget sized ones supplied with my 3d tv at least, but still aweful.




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  Reply # 596954 19-Mar-2012 02:11
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Holy crap - you don't like wearing sunglasses? A good pair of sunnies virtually 'disappear' when I have them on. Bad sunglasses are always bad though.

As an aside, for people who wear reading glasses, you can always try the LG 'over glasses' from their passive 3D glasses, and take them into the movies. Worth a shot I suppose?

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