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I just returned from watching this movie in IMAX 3D.

First of all, it looks like a last minute 2D to 3D conversion. The picture had depth but no image pop out. It was shown using REAL 3D glasses ( very confortable) of which, you were permitted to keep them if you so desired.

When Real 3D started the demonstration, prior to the start of the movie, I noticed a "red" bleed around the text and on some of the images, very disturbing.

It was almost was like a misaligned lcd panel or prior to that a red crt gun from the old 3 gun front projectors.

The "red" bleed for the most part went away during the actual movie but was still present and guess what noticed; "Ghosting" although only on a few images in both the right and left eye but not at the same time.

I did not notice a great amount of brightness loss while wearing the Real 3D glasses, comparable or even a little less than when wearing active shutter glasses.


IMHO I would save the extra money and not see this movie in 3D; overall a decent fantasy movie with good special effects.

So my non technical conclusion to the ghosting situation is that it can't be blamed completely on the active shutter glasses since, I believe, I was using polarized 3D glasses.

All comments will be appreciated; can't anyone get 3D right?

Well maybe Avatar 3D did but I wasn't aware of "ghosting" at that time.

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I was really looking foward to seeing this too. But I'll withhold judgement till the final credits. If it wasn't shot using Cameron's camera system, it can't be as good as Avatar. I don't remember reading about shamaylan using that system, so there it is. We have Dbox on our theaters and I was also hoping that they would show it in 3D and Dbox, but it's not. I plan to talk with the theater manager to find out the plan for that implementation (if there is one). Dbox and 3D would be the ultimate viewing, at least in theory. Thanks for the heads up on your screening!

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Last Airbender was announced at the very last minute for 3D, just like Clash of the Titans. Conversions can look halfway decent though, when they're planned for it from the start (Alice in Wonderland). I have relatively high hopes for Deathly Hallows.

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I stopped giving M. Knight my money a long time ago. He lets me down every time.
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I stopped giving M. Knight my money a long time ago. He lets me down every time.

+1. He ran out of gas a few years ago. I saw a few minutes of this movie and it didn't even look like it was 3D at all.
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It's no Lawrence of Arabia, but critics also loathed "300" which was an excellent popcorn flick.

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This was the first 3D movie I have seen since I was a teenager (red/blue cheesy glasses) and I'm in my 40's now. I was really disappointed because I thought it would have that WOW factor. My kids and friends tell me Avatar in 3D was MUCH MUCH better.
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It's no Lawrence of Arabia, but critics also loathed "300" which was an excellent popcorn flick.

I hear ya, but 300 received a 59% vs. 8% for Airbender... That is WHOPPING in my book.

I am sad that both a cool concept was (apparently) ruined, and that a (once) great director has become a laughing stock and a shoe-in to make awful films.

Here's hoping M. Night makes a comeback one day and makes another great film.

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The movie didn't do bad at the box office despite the "terrible reviews." Any studio that backs him at this point is going out on a limb though.
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It's no Lawrence of Arabia, but critics also loathed "300" which was an excellent popcorn flick.

Shyamalan's drivel is not even close to the comparably Epic Majesty of 300..
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^ Rofl, thanks that made my morning!

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I think M Night is slated to dump two more sequels. I'd like to see him do well, but the last few movies he has made reminds me of Stephen Kngs B titles. Very good story line to go by, but very poor adaptations.
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Save the $$$ for popcorn and soda, the 3D was terrible, I would have probably enjoyed the movie more in 2D as the 3D didn't add anything at all.
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