Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
That assumes that 3D continues it's growth in popularity.
I dunno. Given the undoubted commitment by studios, filmmakers and theater owners, and given the massive slate of movies already in the pipeline (there are almost 30 3-D features in the works for 2009, with more to be announced in due course), this
wave seems more than a little... permanent.
The only thing that's going to kill it is an ongoing
diet of mediocre films, and while the current slate is top-heavy with family/animation productions, the growing number of titles means there will soon be something for everyone. Me? I'm looking forward to MY BLOODY VALENTINE and FINAL DESTINATION 4 more than I'm looking forward to anything by Disney or DreamWorks et al
. There again, I'm the kinda guy who thinks AMITYVILLE 3-D is the heights of stereoscopic sophistication! And I'll argue that contention to the grave
I keep being told that 'gimmickry' (ie. things popping out of the screen) is universally hated and amounts to 'bad' 3-D, but I happen to love that kind of thing, so long as it's done sparingly and integrated into the plot (hence my love for AMITYVILLE 3-D!). I suspect the same thing is true of most audiences, too. Mind you, critics only seem to call it 'gimmickry' when it's used by low-budget independent productions. Apparently, A-list productions are above the fray. Not...
Nothing wrong with a little ballyhoo, sez I. And gawd knows, current movies could certainly do with some of that.