The Amazing Spider-man 2 3D
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0 (middle)
Watching this last night was a revelation in how 3D can add to a film. Honestly, the movie itself is very OK, but the 3D effects were quite good. That's not to even start to mention the textures, the little blue veins on Jamie Foxx or the inherent detailed photography. What this didn't suffer from (as opposed to some other recent 3D BD efforts -- I'm looking at Thor: The Dark World and the first The Amazing Spider-man) was darkness due to the addition of the 3D glasses. Every single scene exhibited strong detail and black levels were never or rarely crushed by the additional dimness of the glasses.
Overall there are rare times that I will say that 3D adds to a film -- this is another instance where I think the 3D effects make the film better.
If you want to know, IMO, only these 3 deserve 3D BD:
3. The Amazing Spider-man 2
Everything else, so far in my experience, has not been an "addition" to the film, but merely an extra gimmick. That's not to say that certain films don't also look good in 3D (animated titles, STID, and Prometheus being examples), but that overall my enjoyment of the film rarely needs 3D effects.
Former 35mm and Digital Projectionist @ Regal Cinemas
Currently watching on:
BenQ W1070 1080P 3D DLP Projector, 82" 1.0 Gain Fixed Frame Screen, PS3, with Yamaha RX-V473, SVS PB-1000, a Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000, and 4 Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800s.