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Still A Gimmick by jollyjack Still A Gimmick by jollyjack
Saw Gravity in 3D, because if I didn't, I'd be constantly wondering if I had missed out on something grand.
That is the last time I follow the herd.
If Avatar and Gravity are examples of how 3D is best used: f**k it. It's a waste of money (and probably your eyes).
There was nothing different about Gravity to any other 3D film, other than that, as most visuals were backed by the blackness of space, the effect was more pronounced.
It doubt it made the movie any more or less impressive than if it had been seen in 2D.
I will say, though, that it'd be worth watching on an IMAX screen. Just seems made for that.
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squarenuts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I am still not understanding why they needed such big name actors for a movie like this. 
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shibaji Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have said to that perosn: Have you experienced it in 2D yet? Are you sure you didn't just really like the movie?
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I bought the DVD.
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shibaji Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I meant the other guy. When somebody comes up to you and says "it's so much better in 3d!" I'd ask them how they knew that until they had seen both versions.
For example, Avatar didn't look amazing because it was in 3d, it just looked amazing and it happened to be in 3d.
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ILoveMuskrats Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like "John Smith ucantrustme" is a Doctor Who reference...but it could be a happy coincidence 
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TakuoSwipe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Writer
Dude I saw alot of movies that had 3D in them, and I was like...okay where's the awesome 3D scene...is this just in 3D just to get my money...oh wait he threws his glasses at the audience...okay, now what? I want my money back.
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iluvme4never Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
I just didn't like gravity.  Sandra Bullock's character was just dry and annoying.  I felt no emotional attachment to her nor her well-being whatsoever.
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SteelSkeleton Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
3D is a passing fad. It was a gimmick when it started, it's a gimmick now, it'll be a gimmick in the future. It'll die down again here in a few years, only to resurface again a few decades after, just like it did now.
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AdamRozza Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I watched both Hobbit movies (so far) in both 2D and 3D. I can honestly say, the 3D in those movies is incredibly well done and if you didn't watch them in 3D, you missed out big time.
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kato42 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
3D is a stupid gimmick, only about 10% of viewers get enough out of it for it to be worth the effort, for everyone else its at best a mildly entertaining gimmick.

Most entertaining thing is that technologically or effect wise, its only a minor improvement over the old blue-red glasses concept.
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CKentavr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
If only IMAX used a circular polarization... The old style they use with flat polarization means it effect breaks down if you tilt your head.
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Nefertirix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I saw Gravity in the cinema, though I don't remember if it was 2D or 3D? ... Gravity is a very good film, that's the point. :D
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Ferain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artist
I don't have any particular like or dislike towards 3d. In some movies it works better and in others it falls flat (excuse the pun). I actually think in Avatar the 3d made you miss out on some of the more subtle camera effects, like focus changes etc. you didn't notice when missiles and stuff was flying around in front of your face in 3d. On the other hand of the spectrum I was pretty impressed by how realistic the 3d and high frame rate worked in the Hobbit movies for the eagles and dragon. 

But to each his or her own =)
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syafiqjabar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Here's something you should read:
smugfilm.com/a-rebuttal-to-gra…

The first paragraph:
"The 3D diorama effect was kind of essential here, because it’s a film in a setting where people are literally thin slices floating on a plane of nothingness. It created strong contrasts between Bullock and the stars, debris and earth, and even the thumb-printed glass of the helmet and the actor’s faces. There’s one moment where a space station, a person, and the Earth are all in frame, separated by hundreds of miles, and all perfectly in focus because of a lack of atmospheric distortion. The 3D made that distance come alive in a way it can’t in 2D. It’s about gulfs, impossible blank gulfs, and that’s why it’s one of the only truly essential uses of 3D I’ve seen yet. About the only other one I can think of is Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which used it to bring out distances of millimeters of depth on a wall. Seems like 3D is at its best when it’s working with the very small or the very large."
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HowlingGuardian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Just wanted to say I saw Avatar in 3D, got so caught up in it, there was one scene where ash was falling from the sky after a battle, and I reflexively tried to brush some off my jeans. 
That said, it's true that 3D is not something that immediately adds to the quality of a film; a friend saw Gravity in 3D, saw no difference at all.
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eeroko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
When you talk about watching such title as Gravity in 3D I can't help myself laughing at you and thiking old fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen... all that irony makes me happy and I have seen only one movie in 3D and it wasn't Avatar. Never going to see one again absolute waste of money.
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Coleslayer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Best 3D I ever saw was the first 10 minutes of Prometheus. After that my head began to hurt more and more.
And with the unbelieveably bad sound editing, I was constantly covering my ears. So I was bleeding from the eyes and ears by the end.
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bowlingballhead Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Avatar and Gravity?  Gracious, no.  Coraline is the example of how 3D is best used.  They did stuff like arranging mountain backdrops as progressive flat layers, like a diorama.  The 3D was used as an art form all its own on top of the regular movie.
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wolf-lion-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
3D sucks, last time i say a really awesome 3D movie was like 2 yrs ago... it was a documentary...
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
3D only works for animated movies.
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AdamRozza Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
And The Hobbit.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
did it work for you in 3D? I didn't try it.
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AdamRozza Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Yea, the 3D was perfect.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
the last 3D I saw was, I think it was Avatar, while the animated scenes worked fine the Life Action was poorly.
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
3D Gravity. Imax. The sound was fantastic.

But as far as acting goes, Clooney was kind of a floater. :iconrimshotplz:
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ryo0hki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013

3d in gravity was awesome..  specially when the station started to spin...

 Nothing like ducking and dodging asteroids wising by your freaking head.

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ryo0hki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
also.. its the only movie I approve Of in 3D  .. everything else was annoying gimmicy
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thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only use of 3D I really liked was in the new Dredd movie, in order to make the Slo-Mo scenes that much more surreal.
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Slo-Mo is amazing. (In the movie)
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thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't it just?
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew there was a sub-drug with the same - or similar name but it obviously wasn't even close to the same.
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Kironaoftheskies Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Photographer
The only move I ever saw in 3D that I thought was worth it was Tron: Legacy, and that was only because they made it fit the visual concept of the movie. So that was neat.
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lordcoyote Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Some movies are worth seeing in 3D, others aren't. Tron for instance, the black BG's totally obliterated the feeling of depth.
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Paleodon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I totally agree.  The whole 3D thing is just a "in-your-face" thrill that doesn't do anything for the picture.  My only exceptions are IMAX programs which happen to be in 3D like the upcoming Godzilla movie.  I hope it's worth the extra money.
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wolffang719 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
The only movie that the 3D actually effected (in my opinion) was the lion king, it looked good, but when you try to make a live action movie 3D it just looks stupid (looking at you re-mastered Phantom menace)
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CoredDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Bah  Wizard of Oz...  What was it called... anyway the latest one... That was a movie that used 3d well.  And It looks best at home so don't send them your cash until its on bluray.
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oz the Great and Powerful.
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I hear ya. The last movie I saw that was even remotely improved my 3D was TinTin.
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me 3D was great in Avatar and Gravity and made huge differnce but it seems like some people don't see this effect as well as others.
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TheMikko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I chose 2D because it's just nicer to watch and I think the tickets are even the same price here or at least I don't recall noticing a difference at most theaters.
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Junadei Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Jup, right out of my mouth.
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FenrirIfirit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
At least you could still watch the movie, when I went to see it something was wrong with the projection. Everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, that came out of the movie were complaining.
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Did no one think to leave and tell someone the projector was misaligned?
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FenrirIfirit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
My Mom (who tends to be quiet about such things) had a huge group behind her when she brought this to the managers attention. We now have free tickets for any movie of our choice.
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tigerstorms Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
3d isn't for everyone and people need to start understanding that shit, because If I get any more people telling me to watch stuff in 3d so I can just sit there and get sick, or headaches or something else while watching a movie I'm going to punch them.
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Agreed, a lot of movies are converted to 3D during post-production which really takes from the quality and there are a lot of movies that, even though the 3D is well done, it strains my eyes and gives me a migraine. I saw the Hobbit in 3D and I had to leave the theater for a minute because it screwed with my eyes so bad.
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modelnut Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I agree. I hope this fad dies quickly.
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Asalis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All i got from that movie after seeing it was that the universe is out to get Sandra Bullock.
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kungforlith Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
recent GI Joe movie is a much better example!! NINJA STARS!!!!!!!!!
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ignoring the 3D aspect of it, what did you think of the movie itself?
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