Originally Posted by imagic
Right off the bat I'll say that "Tintin" deserves a place on the list. So does Prometheus (when it is released for home viewing). At a lower tier are 'Guilty Pleasure" movies that happen to be great 3D flicks like Drive Angry & Final Destination 5. The real game-changer will come when 3D movies and sports are streamed on-demand. By the way, I think sports will be the 'killer app' for 3D. NBA has it, and I'd love... LOVE to see a 3D superbowl. 3D would also change how baseball is viewed. Imagine pitches in 3D slow-motion. Anybody seen any of the 3D Olympics coverage?
I liked Tintin
in theaters, but I was mainly talking about live-action 3D. Just my opinion, but animation doesn't hold the same "3D magic" as live-action or live-action with CGI mixed in. The suspension of disbelief doesn't work as well for me if the majority of 3D objects look like cartoons. I still appreciate them--just in a different way.Prometheus
was awesome, but I didn't think the 3D was quite as good as Avatar
. It didn't push the 3D volume to realistic levels as much. Maybe it will change my opinion on BD3D though. It's still best live-action 3D of 2012 until it's holiday competition is released. Spider-Man
had some good 3D moments too but overall not as consistent.
My "guilty pleasure" 3D list would include:
1. Journey to the Center of the Earth
2. Step Up 3D
4. The Final Destination (actually this one was kind of disgusting)
5. Drive Angry
6. My Bloody Valentine
, and Prometheus
, all of the above, except Sanctum
, are a bit gimmicky, but that's okay with me. Yogi Bear
(live/CGI mix) also has great gimmicky 3D and a terrible story. I'll check out Final Destination 5
when it goes on sale.
And agreed. It would be nice if ESPN 3D or someone else committed to filming more games and a wider variety of sports in 3D. I've heard in Europe that they have bars with passive 3DTVs that host 3D football/soccer nights for big matches.