With the release of Alfonso Cuaron’s highly anticipated Gravity this weekend, I thought it’d be appropriate to ask what do you think of the 3D craze that’s been on Hollywood’s mind since Avatar?
I’ve said this before, but 3-D does not impress me. For me, it’s as much as a gimmick as when it first came out. The sight of seeing something popping out of a screen hurts the dimensionality of the film, not to mention it’s only about entertaining for a few minutes. 3-D also darkens the image and the glasses strain your eyes, and it’s mostly used my theaters to charge a few extra bucks to already high priced tickets.
That being said, I’ve been really impressed by two movies that have used 3-D: Hugo and Life of Pi, both of which utilize the style for storytelling purposes as well as visual amazement (though both have strong directors, Martin Scorsese and Ang Lee respectively, heading them). I’m sure Cuaron will deliver with Gravity and I will be seeing the 3-D screening.
But what do you think?