Admit it, you have been in this scenario at least once: You find out that the latest movie to hit theatres is going to be shown in 3-D. Excited, you rush to the movie theatre and get your very expensive ticket, waiting in suspense to see a 3-D movie. Once you leave the theatre, however, you feel a bit let down. Sure, it might have been a great movie in terms of plot, editing, or cinematography, but the 3-D visual effects weren’t all that great, were they?
This situation is not all that unusual in today’s media. It seems like every single film they make has to be in 3-D. Literally everything from Avatar to Shrek is available in the 3-D format. Even the final chapter in the SAW series was recently released in 3-D. Although it seems that 3-D is the way to go, it’s actually not worth paying all that money just to see the visual effects jump out like a pop-up book. There is a price to pay when it comes to watching a 3-D movie. Continue reading