Why is EVERYTHING 3D?
News from the BBC states that the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton may be broadcast in 3D. Of course that would only affect those who have 3D TV’s in their homes and pay for 3D TV service.
Read the whole story from MSNBC.
My question is, why?! 3D is everywhere these days; I don’t think there was a single preview for a non-3D movie that last time I went to the theatre. Every sales ad for electronics stores has 3D TV deals on the front page. It’s the wave of the future, right? That sounds familiar...3D films have been around since the 1950’s. They had a spike in popularity back in the 80’s and early 90’s too (Remember Captain EO?).
And now the Royal Wedding is in 3D? How long before we have the news in 3D? Jersey Shore in 3D? And, of course, commercials in 3D? Wow, I can hardly wait…(Oh, how I wish there were a sarcasm format for typing).
Yes, some movies look AMAZING in 3D (i.e. Avatar), but 3D will not save a bad movie from being terrible. And most movies don’t have any benefit by being shown in 3D.
Most of the 3D glasses you have to wear are uncomfortable, annoying, and an added expense you already over-inflated ticket prices. A lot of the movies have scenes that wouldn’t be in the film otherwise, specifically to show off the 3D technology. Often times these scenes end up to be nothing more than nauseating.
Maybe my tune will change when 3D TV’s don’t cost so much, and they perfect the glasses-free versions of them. But for now, I would rather see nine out of ten 3D movies in 2D and save a couple bucks and a lot of headaches. And I don’t need to see any current events, reality shows, or newscasts in 3D either. Ever.