I Dislike 3D Movies
There. I said it. I dislike 3D movies.
I have become very frustrated lately that whenever we want to see a popular movie, our choices are either to see it at an inconvenient time (10 pm?) or to see the 3D version. The latest incident came with the Hobbit — we wanted to take the kids to see the movie in the theater. We didn’t want to see the 3D version. So our choices were to take them way past their bedtime or to see it in the morning at the smelly theater inside the cinema. (It’s the theater that no one likes, so they stick all the non-3D movies inside.) We opted for the smelly theater. We felt like Sneetches without stars while the 3D Sneetches had their weiner roast in the better theater, laughing and spilling their popcorn as wargs tore off the screen right at them.
I’m actually just assuming that was one of the 3D effects. It sounds like it would be a 3D effect.
I like the idea of 3D movies, but I get a headache from the glasses. It is partly because the glasses need to go over my existing glasses, and the 3D glasses rest against my nose. Things touching my nose make me feel cross-eyed, and the feeling doesn’t end when I remove the glasses. In fact, I feel cross-eyed right now just writing about this.
So it’s a fun idea that gives me a headache in practice. But I seem to be the only person with this problem. And the solution people offer me is to put on anti-3D glasses. Which are still glasses over my glasses, which touch my nose and give me a headache. And then beyond that, sometimes I just want to sit in my seat in the theater and zone out. I don’t want to feel as if I’m dodging wargs or having spaceships fly at my face. Sometimes I just want to sit in a theater and know I’m in a theater, hanging out with all these other moviegoers who are there for the story.
I’m sort of hoping that the 3D fad ends soon. Though I fear that our days of watching movies in the movie theater may be numbered.
How do you feel about 3D movies? Like them or avoid them?