Originally Posted by Ejs71
Ive had a Panny 60GT50 3D tv for over 2 months and I don't even have glasses.. Plan on buying some as soon as I get Avatar 3D on Blu ray. Other than that, are there any movies really worth getting on Blu ray that are 3D???
The only three I've seen that I think really benefit from the format are Avatar, Prometheus and Hugo, and all three of them are just as good in 2D, IMO. Even for a movie like Hugo with "pop-out" effects, I was surprised at how much of the 3D effect in Hugo carried over into the 2D version from things like shot composition and cinematography. For example, there's an early shot in the clock tower with the pendulum swinging overhead that looks nearly 3D by itself, even on the 2D disc. Of the three, I'd say Hugo is the best 3D presentation, but even that one is not really essential. Definitely makes me glad I didn't bother with 3D for my home theater.
None of the other 3D presentations I've seen are objectively bad, but for most 3D movies I've seen, I was just indifferent to the 3D presentation, and mostly ignored it. Finding Nemo in particular introduced another problem: my three year old refused to wear the glasses and insisted on watching the blurry screen in the theater through the entire movie. By the 10 minute mark, the lenses were also hopelessly smudged with fingerprints and little-boy-schmutz, and no amount of cleaning did any good, so he wouldn't have been able to see the screen even if he wanted to wear the glasses.
For now, I'm happy to get the "2D discount" on my gear, and start saving up for 4K.