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05-04-2010, 02:42 AM
I don't see 3D catching on because of its impact on the eyes can cause strain and headaches (and sometimes more serious problems). Samsung has already issued warnings for its 3D televisions and health issues are probably going to inhibit 3D videogames if playing for extended periods can cause problems for users.
What kind of more serious problems?

05-04-2010, 02:44 AM
I don't care for 3-D. It doesn't add a damn thing to the movie imo. If I had to compare it to anything, it's like those 'magic eye' pictures.

05-04-2010, 03:10 AM
Here's a link to an article about why some people can't see 3D films, and why they might make certain people nauseated, etc:

Info on 3D eye fatigue/nausea, etc:

05-04-2010, 03:24 AM
What kind of more serious problems?
The most serious are seizures and strokes. You can read the Samsung warning (http://www.samsung.com/au/tv/warning.html) that describes a bunch of the warnings and possible effects of 3D viewing.

Bev Johnston
05-04-2010, 04:45 PM
About five years ago I saw "Santa and the Snowman" in my city's Science Center Omnimax theatre. The 3D gave me a serious headache and I had a hard time watching the entire movie. Something like Omnimax is visually cool enough without having to show 3D movies. Needless to say, the whole experience made me want to pass on all 3D.

05-04-2010, 05:24 PM
My first 3D was year ago on an Imax screen in science museum and the quality was awful. Imax was good but the 3D made everything so blurred.

My second 3D experience was Avatar and it was much better. Cristal clear pictures and very neat 3D effect. I saw it on a normal screen, wishing there had been a true Imax movie theater near me that actual show current movies.

The third 3D movie was Alice in Wonderland. 3D or not, it was a total let down. Dumb script, meaningless plot, and plain acting.

I heard lots of good things about "how to train your dragon" in 3D so I am thinking I may want to test out my luck next with that movie.

05-04-2010, 09:53 PM
I actually loved Avatar in IMAX 3D, but I think it is a waste for most films. I did really want to see an IMAX 3D documentary about the Hubble telescope. The trailer was astonishing, as the 3D effects made you feel like you really were in space.

I actually heard from a co-worker that a lot of the hubble telescope IMAX film was computer generated, and not enough space visuals to make it worth it for her.

Back to topic, I don't like 3D either. It gives me a headache and just seems like a way to charge five dollars more for a movie.

05-04-2010, 10:13 PM
I like 3D. How To Train Your Dragon was really well done, but then I like the feeling of moving with the picture. I love the rides at amusement parks where your seat moves along with the 3D. I guess I'm in the minority though.