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Went to see Final Destination 5 in 3D a couple months ago and when I bought the tickets, the girl at the box office actually apologized that there wasn't a 2D screening (something I already knew). I asked if most people request 2D if they have a choice, and she said almost all 3D sales at that theater are either people with small children or movies where there is no 2D option available at the time.
The movie would have been bad in 2D as well. The 3D was equivalent to what I saw back in the 80's with Friday the 13th III in 3D right down to the cheesy "in your face" 3D shots.
Avatar was done so much better because the 3D was far more natural. But even that wasn't as apparent until I periodically removed the glasses and then put them back on - that's when you appreciated how much subtle 3D was always present in the film. If I didn't remove the glasses every once in a while, the effect was basically lost because your mind automatically converts everything to 3D anyway.