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post #31 of 183 Old 02-24-2012, 06:41 PM
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I have always liked 3D and wish it well. May it improve.

As to Hugo, it is the embodiment of many of the reasons we watch movies. Bravissimo!
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Sorry to break up all that romantic rationalization, but the 3D is there only to make money. If Scorsese wasn't pressured by a desperate industry, he wouldn't give 3D a single thought.

I stand by what I consider to be a valid analysis of the film; you may agree or disagree.

And for what it's worth, I have never considered myself a romantic...
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I stand by what I consider to be a valid analysis of the film; you may agree or disagree.

And for what it's worth, I have never considered myself a romantic...

i see it is back at cinema in 3d. will try and get there there this week.

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Got this today--it looks fantastic, sounds amazing, and has some of the best use of 3D I've seen.

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I received this from Netflix yesterday and watched it last night. Excellent film.

Since I couldn't view it in 3D, I had to imagine what it would look like based on the shot selection and what the effect would likely look like, but the lack of 3D didn't take away from my enjoyment of the movie.

My only nitpick was the quality of the CG in the opening sequences. It felt like I was watching a scene out of the Polar Express or something. I was unsure of whether I was mistaken about it being a live action movie until the rather noticeable transition to the live action shot of Hugo's face looking through the clock. There was a rather obvious "bump" in the camera move as it transitioned from CG to the physical srt at that point. Very sloppy for both the budget and the pedigree of this film.

Other than that one thing, I was able to enjoy the rest.

It did feel a bit long near the 90 minute mark, but picked right back up shortly after to make its 2+ hour run time manageable.
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I had occasional audio dropouts on the disc. I played it using a Sony BDP-S480. Anyone else get dropouts? This was the "rental" edition from NF.
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My 3d blu-ray copy of Hugo should arrive tomorrow and I'm hoping the 3d will at least be close to as good as that found in Avatar.

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I only had time to watch perhaps the first 30 minutes, but I thought the 3D was superb. Although I do love animation (I was also pleased with Puss in Boots), it is great to have such an excellent 3D blu-ray with real human actors! I would place it barely below Avatar, but barely!
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I watched the Blu Ray 3D yesterday night. I had not seen the movie in theaters and found it interesting, though not quite completely satisfying for me. On the technical side, everything was superb, except for some very slight ghosting in a few shots.
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I simply find 3-D a distraction. It fails to synergistically improve any film I've seen... and it dims the film on top of that. Not a fan. Will not update my system for it. Wearing glasses is so 50s!

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It fails to synergistically improve any film I've seen...

Did you see Hugo in 3D?

I don't feel special...
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Did you see Hugo in 3D?

Nope. Why bother?? But I have seen a number of 3-D films theatrically and on plasmas. The wow factor wears off pretty quick for me.. If there were no glasses and the brightness didn't suffer, I'd re-evaluate. I think it's just for kids... as most 3-D movies are children's releases.

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If there were no glasses and the brightness didn't suffer, I'd re-evaluate.

Without question the 2 biggest problems with current technology.
If these can (and probably will) be conquered, 3D displays will replace 2D fairly quickly....IMO.

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Nope. Why bother??

Well, consider for a moment your line I quoted when asking you...

I don't feel special...
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and it dims the film on top of that.

Hence the purpose of a proper calibration to account for the 3D glasses lens tint.
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I watched Hugo a few nights ago. I found it enjoyable yet easily forgettable. The Acting by the lead wasn't great which is to be expected at that young age. Ben Kingsley and Chloe Moretz made up for that. I found the film to be just too cheesy for my tastes. The way that early film was portrayed was great, though.

The movie looks nice, but the audio disappointed me. I felt the entire soundtrack really lacked impact (not necessarily talking about LFE here), and that the sound editing and sound design weren't good enough to even be nominated for an Academy Award (let alone win). I also felt that the CGI really stood out, which distracted me at times.

Overall, I'd recommend renting this first before buying unless you have kids. Definitely wasn't Scorsese's best work.

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Hence the purpose of a proper calibration to account for the 3D glasses lens tint.

OK.. Find me a 7000 lumen projector for under $50K so I can get decent 3-D brightness!

And if you do, does that make the glasses disappear?

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Just ordered from Amazon, can not wait to see this in 3D Saturday night!

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News flash: the film industry is there only to make money.



Right. All his enthusiasm and the skill evident in the product are a put-on.

There may be 3D filmmakers who meet this description, but Scorsese isn't one of them.

Gotta agree w/you, MS Directed the 3D poignantly, vis-a-vis say Avatar.

This from somebody who rarely sees/spends for 3D. Hell, before these two I think the last 3D I saw was 'The Stewardesses'.
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Well, consider for a moment your line I quoted when asking you...

How many times do we have to watch 3D failing to have any sort of positive impact on a movie before we can write it off? I watched Hugo in 3D and failed to see any improvement over 2D. But unlike thebland (it seems) I held off on watching 3D movies until there was a good one to watch. As far as I can tell, he's already paid his 3D dues many times over and made up his mind. A few more movies like Hugo and I'll be right there with him.

Sure, I understand 3D is a technology that different people may choose to use for different artistic goals. But how many times do I have to pay to see the best artists in their field fail before I'm just throwing good money after bad? Do we seriously have to watch every single 3D movie ever made before we have the right to say "meh"?

Did you watch Hugo in 2D?
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I'm going to watch Hugo in 2D this weekend in my theater. Even if Hugo is good in 3D and you conceed that Avatar was a good film in 3D (which I personally would not) that's 3 years between good 3D films !

I think 3D films are a waste of talent and money that should be spent on producing decent scripts.

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I'm going to watch Hugo in 2D this weekend in my theater. Even if Hugo is good in 3D and you conceed that Avatar was a good film in 3D (which I personally would not) that's 3 years between good 3D films !

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There's a lot more years than that between Dial M for Murder and Hugo--the drought has been very long indeed! That said, who knows, maybe the Hobbit or Prometheus will change my mind. But my expectations are low and I'll probably give up on 3D after that.
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OK, now I'm dazzled....the 3D effects of Avatar doesn't impress???
All I can say is, apparently, not all 3D venues are created equally...

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OK, now I'm dazzled....the 3D effects of Avatar doesn't impress???
All I can say is, apparently, not all 3D venues are created equally...

The the 3D effects in Avatar, the film Avatar.

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OK, now I'm dazzled....the 3D effects of Avatar doesn't impress???
All I can say is, apparently, not all 3D venues are created equally...

My wife and I saw the 3D effects of Avatar at an IMAX. We went all out, spared no expense, and got the $30 two drinks and tub of popcorn combo too! You know, full tilt boogie...

Later, we bought the Avatar 2D Blu-ray and saw the movie. Watching the movie was much more enjoyable and a fraction of the cost.
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My wife and I saw the 3D effects of Avatar at an IMAX. We went all out, spared no expense, and got the $30 two drinks and tub of popcorn combo too! You know, full tilt boogie...

Later, we bought the Avatar 2D Blu-ray and saw the movie. Watching the movie was much more enjoyable and a fraction of the cost.

Same thing with me!

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How many times do we have to watch 3D failing to have any sort of positive impact on a movie before we can write it off? I watched Hugo in 3D and failed to see any improvement over 2D.

If the 3D in Hugo did nothing for you, I think you can safely write 3D off... for you.

I don't feel special...
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I think 3D films are a waste of talent and money that should be spent on producing decent scripts.

Art, just about everything Hollywood does is a waste of talent and money that should be spent on producing decent scripts. Getting 3D off of their agenda isn't going to make Hollywood suddenly decide to focus on priority #42,817 (decent scripts).

I don't feel special...
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I'm going to watch Hugo in 2D this weekend in my theater.

Same Im hoping to watch this in 2D over the long weekend.

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The the 3D effects in Avatar, the film Avatar.

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Well, I would say THE FILM (itself) is nothing we haven't seen before.
But the 3D is extraordinary.....IMO.

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