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Old 09-12-2020, 19:43   #1
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Post Your memories of 3D

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It’s been 11 years now since Avatar was at the cinema and it’s not too long now till we see the 2nd one. I just wanted to reflect on that experience and those since. I thought at the time some of the shots in 3D were impressive (especially the shot when they were looking down the cliff just before he went to ride the dragon creature) but I remember taking the glasses off just realising how much brightness was being lost. Since then my only 3D experience was Toy Story 3 (in 2010) which I didn’t Think added anything to the film. I remember bits protruding from a shelf. What were your thoughts about 3D at the time ? Your experiences since then, and do you have a 3D TV do you watch 3D movies on it?

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We really enjoyed 3D, especially at home. We had to buy a passive 3D television set as the active flicker of the 3D glasses would trigger my wife's migraines.

We bought plenty of 3D Blu-rays and enjoyed them all. The last one I bought was the live action Ghost in the Shell remake which looked great when I tested it. Unfortunately, the TV went pop on boxing Day last year and that was the end for us. Luckily all those 3D films came with 2D copies.

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Old 09-12-2020, 19:49   #3
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Have a 3D TV but the only things I’ve watched on it are PS3 games, namely Super Stardust and Gran Turismo 6 but were definitely enhanced with 3D.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:38   #4
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Only really expereinced it in the cinemas (and then not by choice) but I seem to remember the Despicable Me films being great. Especially the end credits.
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It gave me a headache after about 5min.

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Old 10-12-2020, 16:19   #6
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The last thing I saw in 3D was The Rise of Skywalker on Cineworld's 4DX thing. Man was it *****....

And the 3D was poor too - it added nothing, was murky and crappy. Personally I've never been a fan of 3D anyway but my other half wanted to "treat" me, otherwise I would have walked out if I'm honest
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Old 10-12-2020, 18:31   #8
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Im a fan of it, have a 3D TV, want to try and replace with another one when it goes, which maybe easier said then done. Like passive 3D as glasses are the same one as the cinemas!

I onyl tend ot watch in 3D films that are meant to be seen in 3D, to me if the filmmaker designed it that way that's the way it shoudl be seen. I saw Rogue Nation in 2D as ruddy cinemas only show it in 3D for the first week now and I did not like the film. It pulls me out as I see panning shots or bikes driving towards camera and it makes me think thats a shot for the 3D. Found this also when I treid to watch Beowulf in 3D.

The amonut of films that have definitely been enhanced by 3D isn't that great but I still enjoy seeing action films in 3d, if the film drags a bit then got the pretty 3D to entertain me.

So films I think 3D really helped bring alive? Avatar, Hugo, Life of Pi, Christmas Carol (Jim Carry animation), Gravity.

Recently bought Mad Max Fury Road and Ready Player One on 3d bluray to watch during lockdown, action films like these couldn't imagine watching in 2D. I do however if its meant to be 2D and the studios converted it, Blade Runner 2049 comes to mind. Watched that in 2D as that was how it was meant to be seen.
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I did try some 3D gaming with the PlayStation but I felt the game was dropping details as it had to render the same screen twice (one for each eye obviously).
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My lasting memory of 3D is that the film that utilised the technology better than any other never got a proper 3D home release.

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I can only assume that it will come back in Avatar 2 then probably go quiet again a couple of years later
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:21   #12
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I watched jaws 3 in 3D many years ago!

I think my last 3D movie at the cinema was probably geosphere. And they played it out of focus for first 20 mins.

I am happy to watch 3D stuff in theme parks, not so bothered for 2 hours at a cinema.


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One of the best films I saw in 3D was 'The Walk' which utilised it very effectively.

One of the worst was the one of the Hobbit films where the 3D added to the ludicrous decision to use 48fps. I genuinely believed there was a 'behind the scenes' feature being played when the film started it looked so un-movie like.

Oh and the Phantom Menace was terrible due to 3D being crowbarred in as an after thought.

And I think the latter point supports the notion that movies filmed for/with 3D had a much bigger and impressive impact than those originally intended and released for 2D.
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The Martian in 3D was pretty impressive (and not overdone), gave real depth to the landscapes.
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I thought it was, by and large, an utter waste of time. One movie I saw in 3D which really impressed me was Gravity. There were parts of that movie which made great use of the technology and it really did feel like you were immersed in the picture with objects and sounds all around you.

Other than that, I thought it was the emperor's new clothes and a shameless attempt to get some more money out of you for each cinema trip.

Until the technology gets to the point where its a VR-type experience, I think its a waste of time. It was one of those things where I kept giving it one more chance, but got burned every time.
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My memory of 3D was of a completely pointless gimmick that added nothing to the films that were shot for 3D let alone those that were simply converted, and of cinemas prioritising blockbusters over less major releases because the format was using up their screens, and when you could watch a film that was 2D only and not a $200million Hollywood production the chances of seeing it projected properly were immensely diminished thanks to theatres not making the adjustments between 3D to 2D films (ie: severely underlit projection, or they hadn't removed the 3D lens, etc).

God am I glad those days are over! Mind you, cinema's don't need 3D to **** up screenings today, but it#'s nowhere near as prevalent as it used to be.
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My memory of 3D was of a completely pointless gimmick that added nothing to the films that were shot for 3D let alone those that were simply converted, and of cinemas prioritising blockbusters over less major releases because the format was using up their screens, and when you could watch a film that was 2D only and not a $200million Hollywood production the chances of seeing it projected properly were immensely diminished thanks to theatres not making the adjustments between 3D to 2D films (ie: severely underlit projection, or they hadn't removed the 3D lens, etc).

God am I glad those days are over! Mind you, cinema's don't need 3D to **** up screenings today, but it#'s nowhere near as prevalent as it used to be.
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I watched jaws 3 in 3D many years ago!

I think my last 3D movie at the cinema was probably geosphere. And they played it out of focus for first 20 mins.

I am happy to watch 3D stuff in theme parks, not so bothered for 2 hours at a cinema.


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I remember being at Thorpe Park 20 years ago and being the ride Pirates 4d had Leslie Nelson in to , that was good fun and probably an environment where 3D is better suited to . Also went to Futurascope in France back in '95 that had some very impressive 3D material to
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I remember it working ok at the cinemas, I also remember BBC doing a Children in Need 3D night with Doctor Who, but that was the old fashioned red and blue lenses.

I remember seeing the first couple of releases for the novelty value, Journey to the Centre of the Earth maybe??

Avatar was well done, with 3D in mind. Everything else always seemed a bit lazy and not worth the extra Ł1.50
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As a 3D fan I obvously disagree, you are talknig aobut novely value at the cinema, that's 4D. Now again their maybe films that utilised it very well, was told by Cinema staff that Baby Driver did but I tried spiderman and it was too jerky, being thrown around in our seats all the time, found it took me out of the film.
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