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I'm one who loves 3D. Enough so that I wish all movies were in 3D. Not the kind like the kids movies with the ball and paddle game, or always with stuff flying at you, so to speak. Rather, allowing the director to shoot the world the way we see the world. I know it has been said before, but to me adding 3D is just as natural of a next step as adding color and surround sound were. The world isn't flat, why should the movies be flat?
The issue, at least to me, is the technology. The issue of headaches needs to be resolved, and eventually they need to bring 3D without the glasses. There are some monitors that can do that now, mostly used in labs - not home theater. Pioneer and Sony both have small displays that hook up to a PC (at least I know the Pioneer one does) that are 3D without glasses. Not monitors mind you, they are specific pieces running their own software, you can't run a movie on them, however they are examples of where 3D is heading.
Anyway, do I think 3D will make any of the movies better? Nope. Movies are driven by their stories and actors. Just like I don't think color and surround sound make a movie better. One of my all time favorite movies is the original (I hate that I have to type that) Manchurian Candidate. Would that movie be any better in 3D? Of course not - it's a classic.
However, if I pick something more recent (after the jump to color and surround sound), The Matrix, for example, I'd love to see that movie in 3D. And, it need not be an action/effects movie. I'd even prefer to see a movie like Heat or Shawshank Redemption (or Reservoir Dogs) in 3D...
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