Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)
3D movies have become big business in the last few years. I’ll say since James Cameron’s Avatar, people have been taking 3d a lot more seriously then the days of red and blue goggles. Nick Schager at Esquire wrote this handy little guide whether or not you should opt to see a film in 3d.
The long and short of it is this:
DO – Imax 3d, Films by Auters
DON’T – Animated films, Post 3D conversions, Horror
While I totally agree with Nick’s DO list, I think his DON’T list is a little too strict. Animated films can be some of the best 3D films, as the 3D effect can be created at the start of production. And while they tend to be filled with some gimmicky tricks (characters swinging at the audience, projectiles, etc), those effects fulfill the point: to be fun. Whether or not you want to spend the same amount on watching Despicable Me 2 in 3D over Gravity in 3D is up to you, but they can be done pretty well.
I personally really love when I watch a good movie that takes advantage of 3D; Avatar, Gravity, Pacific Rim, and the Hobbit series. It doesn’t need to be over bearing to add to the movie going experience.
What do you think? Whats the best 3D movie you’ve seen? Whats the worst? Have you not seen a 3D movie yet?