Originally Posted by Blindman0v0
Played with Resident Evil Afterlife last night a little and it seems to look a little better. A few things seemed to come off the screen some. Maybe I was just expecting too much. Still is a great picture even without the 3D.
Yeah, like I said earlier, stuff coming out of the screen constantly proves to be distracting and detrimental to most movies. It seriously constricts framing possibilities (since nothing popping out of the screen can come in contact with the edges of the frame, things get visually redundant very
quickly since it's just a bunch of perfectly-centered objects over and over), is more exhausting for the eyes, and almost always offers no real artistic benefit outside of an initial "hey, that's neat." It's used to add depth because after decades of trying to make things pop out, directors finally realized that it functions far better as an element
of the composition rather than as the sole driver
To put it in other terms, imagine if every single movie filmed with color looked like Speed Racer. The Godfather, Aliens, Fargo, all super-saturated and filled with every color of the rainbow all the time. Sure, it'd show off the technology of color film better, but would any of those movies actually benefit artistically? As it is, they're all shot in color, they all use it beautifully, but they're also not driven to show what color film is capable of as their primary goal.
If you want a stream of stuff popping out, I honestly have to say that your best bet are demo reels. They're designed to show off the tech first and foremost, so they'll show you the limits of what it's capable of, and they're not movie length so they're not concerned with being visually diverse. A movie has too much else on its table to have stuff popping out of the screen for most of its running time... it's just too restrictive a trick to repeat over and over since the limits it imposes on framing are so harsh.