Originally Posted by repete66211
While I don't mind seeing a movie in 3D once in a while for me it adds nothing to the movie experience. On the contrary, having to wear uncomfortable glasses and those weird cross-eyed moments that happen from time to time, I'd say it actually takes away from the movie experience.
Oh, and 3D is a gimmick. More than some simply a technological advancement, it's a calculated marketing move rolled out when ticket sales sag. I'm glad to see someone commenting honestly on it. Up to now the only press you see are the marketing people and the fanboys. I wonder if someone as respected as Nolan bucking the 3D trend will be the tipping point for 3D. While I don't care if it exists--I'd like it to be available for those who prefer it over 2D--if it's ever between 3D and 2D I'll opt for the 2D.
3D in its current form originally came out when ticket sales at the box office plunged. People stopped seeing movies on the big screen and opted for more price friendly options at home. Now there are some movies that I liked in 3D, but can't say that they were that much better because of it.
Now, more and more people have 3D at home. Heck, we even have a new 3D projector in our house, but we have zero 3D movies and don't plan to get any. Nobody in my family values 3D and the glasses, plus my wife gets headaches from watching them.
Now, there are "test" theaters overseas trying out 4D theater setups. The movie industry is seeing a plataeu in ticket sales and with 3D at home the have lost their gimmick. Now they will force people to see movies out again if they want the "full" experience with fog machines, strobe lights, "seat ticklers", tactile transducers, etc. Don't forget the smell-o-vision.
I've seen some specialty theaters do 4D shows. These are usually at science centers or the like and they are neat. I even saw a condenced 25-30 minute version of The Polar Express in one, and smelling the hot chocolate was cool. BUT... The price was astronomical for what you got.
Now there are people trying to add useful stuff to movies, like Dolby Atmos. I've experienced it, and it was pretty cool, but I was on vacation and won't see it implimented here any time soon. Again, how manay people are going to have the massive space required to add THAT many channels of audio at home? If they could, then they could afford to watch whatever they wanted to, whenever they wanted to anyway.
Lastly, I haven't seen the 3rd installment in this current Batman franchise, but from what I've seen, 3D doesn't do as well with dark, fast moving action and few movies are shot as darkly as these Batman movies, and there is always action. I think that Mr. Nolan made the right call to stick with 2D.