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3D is one fad that should die

I will accept this fate rather than subject myself to another 3D movie.

I was on vacation a little over a month ago, and I wanted to see a movie with Sara.  It took us the entirety of my two-week vacation from Iraq, but we finally headed to the movies.  She couldn’t help but laugh when we pulled up the theater to check movie times and I let out a long, loud moan.

All of the movies were in 3D.

I hate 3D.

If I wanted to strain my eyes or give myself vertigo, I’d try to read a book in the dark on the spinning tea-cup ride at the fair.

It’s bad enough that I had to suffer through 3D when watching Thor.  To top it all off, it was bad 3D.  You see, there is good 3D, with very few movies making that cut.  Then there is bad 3D, which is everything else.  Everything else is filmed using normal means, and then the 3D effect is added later.

From a distance, I read that 3D television screens are coming out across the country. I will never purchase one, because I want to throw up every time I watch something in three-dimensional format.  I wonder how long it will take before people realize that it’s all a fad?

Probably after they’ve bought a 3D television to keep up with the Jones’, only to get a bad case of buyers remorse.

I refuse to watch another 3D movie.  We live in a capitalistic society, and I will not allow my votes (dollars) to be cast on entertainment options that make me want to claw my own eyes out.

I guess that’s why I was never into acid.

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3 Responses to "3D is one fad that should die"

  1. Kari says:

    3-D is the worst invention since dog clothing. Or before. I don’t know which came first. But I hate them both.

    1. admin says:

      You are not even lying! Dog clothing is a close second… although my wife would disagree. She thinks our pup should be dressed up. HORRIBLE!

  2. Shawn Huxley says:

    I used to think EXACTLY like you. My wife took my kid to a 3D- “Dad, do you want to come along?” “NOPE. No interest whatsoever.” Then, I found myself in the same situation as you- Had a few (rare) free hours and wanted to watch a movie. Bought the ticket (*wow*, kind of pricey) WITHOUT realizing it was 3D until the guy handed me the glasses. I had never seen a 3D movie before, not even in the 80s when they were last popular. For about 40 seconds, I just stood there, torn between asking for a refund and continuing into the theater. I eventually chose the latter, with a healthy bit of skepticism, and frankly, I was pretty impressed. I’ve since seen a few more, and while I’m not a fanatic, I have to say there’s a certain art to it.

    However, I didn’t know that there are movies filmed normally with the 3D effect added later, and that kind of kills it for me. On your second point- After walking past all the 3D TV displays at the electronics stores while shaking my head and not even considering looking (just like you!) I happened to visit a friend of mine who has one. I begrudgingly put on the glasses and sat down for a few minutes. Again, I was impressed. I actually flinched a few times to avoid objects that looked like they were coming straight at me.

    So am I totally sold? No. I’m not going to buy a 3D TV, and honestly, if I were presented with a choice at the theater, I’m going to choose 2D just to rock it old school. But I have realized that there is a certain amount of merit, whereas before, I had no use for the concept at all.

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