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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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:iconsteelskeleton:
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 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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:iconkato42:
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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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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:iconnefertirix:
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 Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital 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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:iconsyafiqjabar:
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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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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:iconeeroko:
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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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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