Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Why 3D is NOT the future of cinema


Because movies tell stories, and 3D is at best a sideshow, according to Cory Doctorow in his latest Guardian column. I’m inclined to agree. 3D is touted as cinema’s saviour, bringing audiences back to the theatre and away from video games and home theatres….but without a story to back it up, which is usually best told in regular 2D, you aren’t going to see people sticking around. James Cameron’s Avatar and other upcoming films may prove me wrong, but I doubt it.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

One Response to “ Why 3D is NOT the future of cinema ”

Dave says:

I haven’t seen 3D films in a theater yet, but I did try watching Coraline at home. The colors seemed way too washed out, and the 3D effect drove my eyes nuts. We switched over to the 2D side, and started the movie over.

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