Friday, May 14, 2010

Amen Roger Ebert!

Are you as sick of the 3D overload as I am? It's 3D this and 3D that at the multiplex. It's a cash stampede as Hollywood has figured out there is a lot of money to be pilfered from ticket buyers regarding higher prices for 3D releases irregardless if the film was shot in 3D (Avatar) or given a shoddy transfer to the medium just to dupe suckers into paying extra (Clash of the Titans). As more and more old films are rumored to be given new life in 3D (Star Wars) and the list of new films in 3D becomes too numerous to even mention, some people are frankly getting sick and tired of it. Count me in on that. Film critic Roger Ebert is another person and has recently lashed out at 3D in a well-reasoned, sensical tirade via Newsweek that I happen to completely agree with on all his points. All of them.

Go here if you want to see if you agree with Roger too.


Cinerobota said...

Amen, Cinerobot and Roger Ebert. All this ridiculous 3-D is as gimmicky as Smell-O-Vision. Hopefully the fad dies out as quickly.

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

Cinerobota--First off, nice name, ha.

This is the second--or really the third time the studios have taken the 3D route: the 1960s, the 1980s and now. It's failed twice before but never has the "fad" gotten so many high-dollar, high-profile films.

And now televisions are getting into the cash-grab by introducing new sets that will make us sit 2 feet from the screen and wear the uncomfortable glasses just to see CSI: Miami in 3D. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I would love to experience smell-o-vision just a few times. New poll question: which movie would smell the best, which one the worst?

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

Smell-o-vision would be awesome. How about watching John Waters' POLYESTER with his Odorama?

Vern Snackwell said...

I would watch CSI: Miami in 3D if I take my 3D glasses off as cool as David Caruso can.