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    3-D movies are for suckers ... or perhaps just younger eyes

    Gotta agree with Roger Ebert, re: his dislike of 3-D movies.

    The extra charge seems is excessive, and I generally have a diminished "movie experience" due to the screen appearing darker and more cluttered (Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon). I'd expected tehnology to make 3-D better after all these years, so I tried it again. Bad decision. Alice, in particular, was a visual mess ... the 3-D was less disappointing than the flick itself, but still I wish we'd have chosen the 2-D version.

    Worst 3-D for me was Avatar -- oy, pressure headache. Have to admit, though, that 3-D worked for me for Beowulf -- perhaps because of the type of animation it used.

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    I enjoyed A Christmas Carol in 3-D -- but I had an opportunity to get into a free screening. I don't know that I'd ever pay extra for it. If the movie doesn't hold up as a movie, I'm not going to enjoy it just because of fancy visuals.
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    Sadly I have never seen a 3d movie, nor will I ever be able too I have a lazy eye and some other problems with one eye, so all I see when I look through the glasses is a weird image that usually gives me a bad headache/makes me dizzy... so I really hope that 3d movies aren't going to be the majority of the movies coming out in the next while...

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    3-D was a bit of a problem for me because I wear glasses and the new hard 3-D glasses don't fit very well over them. When I first went in to the the theater, I sat too close to the screen, but once I moved back, it became easier to see.
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    I haven't seen a 3D movie either, and I'm not sure if I want to. But I did learn today that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt. 2 will be in 3D. That might get me to watch one... in 2011.

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    I'm not a fan of 3D at all, but I have to say that after being "forced" to see Alice in 3D, I was actually pleasantly surprised. It wasn't invasive and seemed to be done pretty tastefully and artistically. It's movies like Christmas Carol or Journey to the Centre of the Earth that I just can't stand. I didn't see Avatar in 3D, but I can only imagine what it was like, and I doubt I would have been a fan.

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    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.

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    When it comes to the new 3D televisions and 3D Blu-ray players coming out, I think they're going to be a passing fad. I just don't see them replacing 2D movies.

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    I liked Avatar in 3D, and I've seen other 3D movies at IMAX in Munich, Las Vegas, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa. I think they're pretty neat. The one in Munich gave me a bit of a headache, but I always thought that was because I got a really low seat and had to look up. Otherwise it was a movie about a young boy who arrives in New York in the early part of the 20th century. My eyes are kind of kooky, one good for distance, the other only good for reading, but really no problems because of the 3D.

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    No sucker here! The company I worked for gave me a copy of Avatar for free 3D and I still will not watch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedance21 View Post
    When it comes to the new 3D televisions and 3D Blu-ray players coming out, I think they're going to be a passing fad. I just don't see them replacing 2D movies.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mocha-ice View Post
    Sadly I have never seen a 3d movie, nor will I ever be able too I have a lazy eye and some other problems with one eye, so all I see when I look through the glasses is a weird image that usually gives me a bad headache/makes me dizzy... so I really hope that 3d movies aren't going to be the majority of the movies coming out in the next while...
    I have the same problem. I have to work *hard* to force my eyes to work in such a way that I can see the actual 3D image. Most of the time, I just see 15 versions of Johnny Depp or something.
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

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    3D makes me feel ill. I feel dizzy, nauseated and then feel like I will pass out...and have. I didn't watch Avatar in 3D for that reason. I will not ever see things in 3D if I can avoid it. It's almost like it gives me seizures. Even video games and bright lights make me feel ill. New technology just doesn't cut it for my poor "simple" mind.

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    I actually saw my first 3D movie on Saturday night - Clash of the Titans. I think I picked a bad one for my first experience; there was absolutely no reason for that movie to be in 3D and I barely even noticed it most of the time. I've heard really good things about Avatar in 3D, but not really about any of the other gazillion movies in 3D that have come out recently.

    I really hated how much darker the picture was in 3D though. That was irritating.

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    I refuse to watch them... Even the 3D stuff at Disneyland made me nauseous. I really hope it's a passing fad. There's movies I would have spent money on but they only came out in 3D where I live so I didn't go see them. I can't see it being good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    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?

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    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.

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    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:
    http://www.vision3d.com/whycant.html

    Info on 3D eye fatigue/nausea, etc:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2215265
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altai_rose View Post
    What kind of more serious problems?
    The most serious are seizures and strokes. You can read the Samsung warning that describes a bunch of the warnings and possible effects of 3D viewing.

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    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.

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