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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Another Thing Ebert Hates

I usually find Roger Ebert's commentary [as opposed to his reviews which I respect] abhorrent, but this time he and I are in agreement -- 3-D movies are terrible. He gives his reasons for thinking so in Newsweek. I can't disagree with a word of the article. He writes:

3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for.

That's my position.
Mine too!

Read it here.

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