Enough with the wimpy 3-D!
Here’s another blockbuster, “Jurassic World,” that holds back on the 3-D. I sawit at the best possible venue, the Chinese Theatre, with newstate-of-the-art IMAX laser projection, and although the presentation was impeccable, the 3-D was pretty lame, just like with all of today’s 3-D movies.
Compare that to the American Cinematheque’s 100th anniversary of 3-D films at the Aero Theatre lastweek. Not only was the 3-D better and more pronounced in films fromthe 1930s and 1940s , but even the sample from 1915 was.
Disneyland and Epcot have had awesome 3-D for decades, so it’s not like they can’t do it now. No, they have the full capability better than ever. It’s that they intentionally hold back so as to be more immersive without distracting.
You have to wonder how the lack of full 3-D potential keeps happening. Did the director ask to push the 3-D more? Was he afraid to? How about Universal? Spielberg? Did anyone say, “Gee, with this movie’s content, shouldn’t we really deliver on the 3-D more in many scenes?”
Stop the nonsense. Smack us in the face, or stay 2-D! It’s not dino science.