TO 3D OR NOT TO 3D
With one of cinema's great living masters, Martin Scorsese, using the 3D format for the first time, Hugo promises to be another leap forward for the format-- it's no coincidence that James Cameron has been publicly championing it. But is the 3D in Hugo enough to just please the 3D geeks, or actually be worth your extra ticket dollars? Find out below in our latest installment of To 3D or Not To 3D
Welcome to our 33rd edition of “To 3D Or Not To 3D.” Since we started this feature paired with the release of Clash of the Titans [shudder], we’ve analyzed some of the best 3D movies have to offer (like Legends of the Guardians) to some of the worst (like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). This week marks the release of Immortals, a new epic starring Henry Cavill, Luke Evans and Mickey Rourke. But is the 3D up to snuff?
Rather than evaluating whether you need to see this movie in 3D, in this very special edition of To 3D Or Not To 3D we set out to determine whether you need to be high while wearing those silly 3D glasses, in order to enjoy it. Read on…
Earlier this year I reviewed the 3D for Kung Fu Panda 2 the most recent movie from Dreamworks Animation before Puss in Boots. I ended up giving the film a score of 32 out of 35 because the 3D utilization was excellent, almost to the point of perfection. Now the question is can the 3D in Puss in Boots top it?
Say what you will about Paul W.S. Anderson and his gifts as a filmmaker, but he's been one of the fiercest champions of shooting 3D movies in actual 3D, starting with last year's Resident Evil: Afterlife and now with The Three Musketeers, the movie that prompted him to proclaim at Comic Con last year that he would never make another movie without 3D. But is all that effort worth it?
A cynic would likely say all the 2D showings are a product of producers not being overly confident in the special effects, but others might just as easily argue the decision is a response to sagging 3D ticket sales in a slumping economy. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, but since your decision has actual ramifications for your wallet, let’s break the debate down
Last week I had a chance to go see The Lion King in 3D and below you will find my full breakdown of the technologies effectiveness. Is it worth buying a ticket or are you better off waiting for the soon-to-be-released Blu-ray? Find out inside.
It's almost a shame that Shark Night's such a completely terrible movie, because most of the 3D is actually pretty good. Far better than you'd expect in such a low-rent, throwaway horror flick, particularly one directed by the guy responsible for the awful 3D on The Final Destination.
If you head out to see Fright Night this weekend one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is how to see it. Colin Farrell’s new vampire movie is being shown in both 2D and 3D versions, and you’ll pay more to see it in the 3D format. We’re here to help you decide between them.
Should you choose to see director Marcus Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian remake this weekend, the biggest decision you’ll face at the ticket counter isn’t when to see it, but how to see it. Like nearly every major movie release, Conan’s being presented in both 2D and 3D formats. We’re here to help you decide between them.
This summer has been over-populated with post-conversion and 3D films that were never meant to be 3D films, but Final Destination 5's use of the technology is absolutely wonderful. Director Steven Quale knew what he was doing every step of the way while making this film in three-dimensions and it absolutely shines through.
When you see Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend the biggest decision you’ll face at the box office isn’t when to see it, but how to see it. Like nearly ever big blockbuster set to be released from now on through 2013, Cap’s first adventure is being released on both higher-priced 3D and more budget-friendly 2D screens.
How does the movie handle the new format? Is it worth your extra $4 or are you better off seeing the new movie the same way that you saw all of the others. Read on for our full analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2's 3D and make your informed decision.
Does Michael Bay's final installment in the Transformers franchise really demand that you see it in the third dimension? To answer that burning question, we're back with our regular feature To 3D Or Not To 3D, in which we weigh all the pros and cons of strapping on the glasses and let you know exactly where your movie ticket money ought to go this weekend
Like almost every major movie released this year Cars 2 will be offered both in 2D and 3D showings. Those 3D showings will come with a hefty ticket surcharge, which will raise the price of taking your brood to Pixar’s latest. But is it worth all the extra money? We’re here to help you figure it all out.
This summer has been packed to the gills with 3D movies, with a new title practically coming out every single week. I remember a time not so long ago when theaters were concerned that there wouldn’t be enough between 3D movies for each one to gets its fair shake. Now digital projection is ubiquitous and I’m here to review the usage of the new technology in Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern.
Another week, another 3D release. Every single weekend in May has featured a brand new 3D movie, including Thor, Priest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. On the docket this weekend is Kung Fu Panda 2, the sequel to the Dreamworks Animation smash hit from 2008, so let’s ask the big question: is the 3D worth the extra price?
The absence of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan won't be the only different this time around. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be the first Pirates film released in 3D, and was actually shot with 3D cameras by newbie director Rob Marshall
Marvel's new superhero tentpole is being released in 3D and if you're lucky, should be playing in 2D somewhere nearby as well. 3D ticket prices continue to rise, which means if you see it in 3D you could be paying as much as $30 a ticket in some places. We're here to help you figure out if it's worth the price.
So does the "Hood" stand a chance against the Evil that is post-conversion 3D? And more importantly, is it worth shelling out the extra few bucks to slap on the glasses and glimpse the extra dimension? Check out our latest installment of To 3D or Not To 3D below to find out
By itself Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry knows exactly what it’s supposed to be: a schlocky, gun and explosion filled to road movies from the ‘60s and ‘70s. While we’ve seen efforts similar to this in recent years, the most notable being Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse, this film brings a new element to the table: 3D.
If you hit the theater to buy a Green Hornet ticket this weekend, the biggest decision you'll face isn't when or where to see it, but how to see it. Seth Rogen's new superhero movie hits theaters in both 2D and 3D
The biggest decision modern moviegoers face when showing up at a theater isn't which movie to see, but how to see it. 3D ticket prices have skyrocketed as high as $30 per ticket in some areas
Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the first Narnia film to be released in 3D, and given all its CGI creatures and fantastical adventures, it seems like a pretty good fit for the technology. But
Tangled is CGI animated like Pixar movies or Disney's recent Bolt, but it also deliberately mimics the flat effect of the old-school, hand-drawn films, combining the new technology with a more traditional film in a way that really, really works