Let me start this off by saying I like 3D technology but in general hate 3D movies especially movies that are post processed 3D – which are most of the 3D movies you are shelling an extra $5 to see. The cost to convert a print into a darker, blurry which may cause dizziness when poorly done, post process 3D is atleast 3 million dollars – enough for some studios to put out a small independent film or straight to DVD movie…maybe with Steven Segal, Van Damme or another has been 90s action star.
I don’t have an issue when a film is filmed in 3D right from the beginning like Avatar, Hugo and the horrible Transformers 3 because the director is considering the technology for every shot composition, actor/set placement and camera movement. In my opinion, the best use of 3D in films have come from unexpected picks like Step Up 3, Jacksass 3 or the recent Harold and Kumar where they fully exploit the technology and literally throw the it in your face, making it fun like how the original 3D films of the 50s were. Even in the 80s and early 90s when the horror genre tried to bring it back with Friday the 13th, Amityville & Elm Street & Disney put out Michael Jackson’s Captiain EO, it was semi fun using those red/cyan paper glasses. I still remember seeing the Elm Street one at the movies. Only 10 minutes of the movie was filmed for 3D but idiots in the audience wore the glasses through the first 70 minutes anyways.
So I say all of that to say this. The Raptors jumped on the 3D bandwagon and painted the logos on the court to create a 3D illusion (this example is not technology so please don’t call it that) which initially is kind of cool and trippy (kind of like the idea of drafting Bargs with the #1 pick) but as the game goes on and all I want to do is watch DeMar DeRozan dunk on somebody, those 3D letters just bug the hell out me (kind of like Bargs).
Good news for me is I don’t care to watch the Raptors play much…but I do look forward to seeing DeMar on Sportscenter on a nightly basis and have a breakout year.
Just for the hell of it. The following are my picks for best and worst 3D films and the king of all really really bad 3D scenes.
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- Toy Story 3
- Step Up 3D
- Jackass 3D
- How To Train Your Dragon
- Harold Kumar 3
- Ghosts of the Abyss
- Clash of the Titans
- Last Airbender
- Alice in Wonderland
- Resident Evil
- probably the next 3D movie that comes out