Originally Posted by ferl
We saw the IMAX. It was in a converted theater, but it was fine. They had a RealD version there also. This was the first movie we've seen at this theater since they added the IMAX. I prefer movies at home even though I come no where near the theater experience, but I wanted to see this at the theater. I'm glad I didn't choose the 2D. This movie got me to the theater as will Prometheus and Batman.
Thanks for the reply, and herein lies the problem. To me, 3D technology is a great gimmick but not practical at least not until there's a way to do it without the glasses and it becomes universal meaning for example, one blu ray disc (and tv) with the option to view as you wish when you wish. So admittedly I'm biased (against) going into the handful of 3D presentations I've seen. And aside from an effect here and there, I've been pretty underwhelmed and distracted with a feeling of limited entertainment value. But my kids think it's fun so hey, there are more important things in life, which was my mindset going into The Avengers. But because of what I expected this movie to be and the subsequent buzz I thought I'd "do it up" as far as the experience goes and pop for IMAX 3D, which I've never done. I was so impressed that now, Prometheus, Batman, Spiderman, etc. are really calling me to go IMAX again. Of course, this is more expensive on top of what I regard as ridiculously expensive prices for 2D. And it's appearing that regular, or Real 3D just isn't getting it done so there's "pressure" to bump up to IMAX.
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