3D will live on through at least 2016, JC says so.. Can you handle 3 more avatars?
boy is he right here:I believe all movies should be made in 3D, forever, but the projection needs to be better, and brighter. I want people to see in the movie theaters what I am seeing in my perfectly calibrated screening room, and people aren't seeing that.
it's a shame there wasn't some kind of minimum standard set for 3D in regard to perceived brightness, x-talk, color performance, etc. I saw Avatar in 2009 at the massive Imax in King of Prussia PA. Amazing size screen, so so performance imo for Avatar. I've seen it look better on my 142" 2.8HP with a myriad of different, relatively low cost projectors.
I've watched a number of Imax presentation in different theaters just to make sure it wasn't a unique situation. The others 3D theaters I've seen were just as dreary looking, Pacific Rim left so much on the table at my local Imax theater, remarkable in my setup. I also hate circular polarizing glasses, they should be banned.
To add further, the first few years of certain TV sets and projectors didn't help the situation with noticeable issues like poor x-talk performance, low brightness and cumbersome glasses that were expensive.
it's no wonder it didn't become mainstream.
So now years later, folks finally realize that good 3D starts with bright 3D. I am sure JC was disappointed with the theater reproduction vs. what he was seeing on those studio monitors.
I don't think it will change in the theater, the current equipment they are using is likely it for a while. I am just glad that we have a number of quality 3D projectors that when combined with a high power screen, can give an amazing 3D presentation. Not all movies have to be in 3D, but certain one's like Frozen are done so well, and used in a way that can bring you into the story. Especially when you sit 1.25 from a 142" 16:9. This is my mini-imax and there is no gum under the seat.
I can't believe we have to wait 2 full years to find out what the blue people are going to do next.Having said all of that..... I will be first in line to see Godzilla 3D at KOP, I can't wait for this to come out on bluray...