Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
They are not using 3D much any more to have crap fly out of the screen into your face. That is 3D The Gimmick
are you referring to? A number of "theys" are doing "3D The Gimmick". I've seen the 3D trailers for Clash of the Titans
, Piranha 3D
and Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3d
. All of them are in "3D The Gimmick". I would bet that many of the other 3D films slated for release are also that way. Hollywood never learns - if something is exploitable, they will exploit it.
Of the following future 3D movies, which do you think will be in "3D The Gimmick"? I would bet a very substantial percentage will be.
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3
Cats & Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore
Step Up 3D
Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3d
Legend of the Guardians
Alpha and Omega
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
A Monster in Paris
Beauty and the Beast
The Cabin in the Woods
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Kung Fu Panda: the Kaboom of Doom
The Green Lantern
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Puss in Boots
Happy Feet 2 in 3D
Bear and the Bow
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Untitled Spider-man Reboot
There was an interesting interview with Jeffery Katzenberg in Variety that says "3D is either A) The industry's biggest bigscreen innovation in decades and its biggest growth opportunity; B) In danger of fading within a year; or C) All of the above. According to Jeffrey Katzenberg, the answer is C."
He says "We are asking the moviegoers to pay a 50 percent premium to come see these films. So I think (there will be a) backlash. It will be a whiplash. They will walk away from this so fast."
In my opinion, 3DTV is in the same position.
Here is a link to the article: Katzenberg: Biz at 3D crossroads