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#1 scasey77


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

I have yet to see any 3D movies. Are they really that great?

Every major moie that comes out now is in 3D and there are far more 3D sessions than normal sessions. I have this feeling that it would just make me feel ill as I get motion sickness relatively easily.

Also, silly question but I presume you need to wear the glasses? Or is that not the case anymore? If you do wear glasses are they easy/comfortable enough to wear over normal eyeglasses if you wear them?

And finally, does anyone now if being colour blind effects your ability to watch 3D movies?

I guess I am just getting a little annoyed at trying to find a non 3D session when the 3D sessions are often at better times. Maybe I should just give in and go to the 3D sessions.

So can anyone convince me they really are that much better.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:52 PM

How good it is depends on the movie. Avatar was great. Thor not so much.
You do need to wear the glasses (Actually, I find them really uncomfortable, and pull them down as often as possible. You can see most things without them, but you don't get the 3D effect and some things are blurry - it depends on the scene) They're pretty big and I imagine that you'd be able to wear them over normal glasses.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

I actually avoid them. I really dislike them. I wear glasses when at the movies and I feel the 3D is really stressful on my eyes. Not a fan at all
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've only seen the kids 3D movies and don't wear glasses nor have colour blindness, so can't comment on that part, but I am one who suffers from motion sickness.

Regardless of whether it's 2D or 3D I have found that if the scene is too fast, that's when I feel nauseous. I do sit as far back in the cinema as possible and I have found that not being so close to the screen helps.

Not sure if your local cinema does it - but we have cheap days, advance screenings and "family" movies where the ticket prices are reduced. The kids movies are a little calmer it seems, so might be good for a trial run.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:13 AM

I'm not convinced on 3d yet either. I once saw a 3d movie at the Imax many many years ago, and although it was ok, I also found it frustrating.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Jazy84 @ May 20 2011, 11:13 AM) View Post

I'm not convinced on 3d yet either. I once saw a 3d movie at the Imax many many years ago, and although it was ok, I also found it frustrating.

Me too. I dont wear glasses at all but I found that my eyes took some adjusting to the way they needed to respond to 3D imagery. I'm also not convinced it doesn't cause stress, and possibly damage over the longer term, so I haven't seen one since.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:30 PM

I LOVE THEM - Avatar in 3D was amazing! I wear glasses normally and the 3D ones they give you at the cinema fit nicely over them!

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

I just find it really annoying to sit there with the glasses on. I find I get really antsy as well because it strains my eyes too much.
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:54 PM

Avatar was really good in 3D, but it gave me a headache afterwards.

Not a big fan of 3D.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

This generation is going on and giving its best features to every its viewer, one is in the form of, 3-D, I love to see 3-D movies, this one is having mind blowing effects with it, Love to see this.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:49 PM

I hate them!

I find it takes a good 15 mins for my eyes to adjust at the start of the film, very fast sequences are a bit blurry for me too.

And once I adjust, I get too into the movie to notice the 3D anyway.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:09 PM

I think it depends a lot on the movie. DH and I recently went to see TT3D (it's a doco about a road motorbike race on the Isle of Man) and it was AMAZING. There have been others (just to go against the grain a bit- like Avatar) that I just think it's too gimicky.

I wear glasses and I find the 3D glasses to be fine to wear over the top. My mum has significantly better eyesight than me, but still wears glasses, and finds that she can see fine just wearing the 3D glasses - so play around a bit.

Interestingly - DH works for a big movie production company here and last year (both in the UK and worldwide - but no idea about Australia specific) overall movie watching in cinemas was down but revenue was slightly up. And they directly credited the increased cost of going to see 3D movies over regular movies.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:54 PM

I LOVE 3d movies!! I have no interest in science etc but took hubby to see the hubble at the imax and I just loved the effects in 3d.

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