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Madsometimes Sun 10-Feb-13 20:42:17

Why is it, that when I go to the cinema, most of the showings for films that I want to see, particularly with the dc, are in 3D?

I don't like wearing the glasses.
After about five minutes the 3D makes me feel dizzy and sick, and sometimes it gives me a visual migraine.
I think that obsession with special effects means that movies often now have a weaker story line.

Give me a normal 2D movie any time. So am I just an old gimmer that doesn't want to keep up with new technology, or is 3D a gimmicky fad, that will hopefully be restricted to a few imax films in the future?

Sparklingbrook Sun 10-Feb-13 20:44:26

You are not alone. The glasses hurt and the visual makes me feel sick. And it's more expensive.

And the cinema 3D or not is TOO LOUD. sad

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Sun 10-Feb-13 20:44:51

Shit, isn't it?

I don't like it either.

3D telly has already failed twice. It never caught on. This may be yet another passing phase.

I live in hope.


Hassled Sun 10-Feb-13 20:46:51

Oh I LOVE it. I act like a Victorian would if you showed them the internet, every single time - the novelty never wears off. I just can't believe the cleverness of it all. Life of Pi was amazing - best use of 3D I've ever experienced.

freddiefrog Sun 10-Feb-13 20:49:16


I hate them too.

The glasses give me an awful headache, and I just don't see the point, but then I'm not a big film fan - I mean, I'll watch a film, but I'm not really interested in 3d or HD or surround sound and all that jazz

PurpleStorm Sun 10-Feb-13 20:51:28

Not everyone can see in 3D.

Dh only has 2D vision, because of eye problems he had as a child. We don't watch 3D films because of that. Apparently about 10% of the population have problems seeing in 3D.

Is it possible that you've got underlying eye problems that mean you can't fully see in 3D?

Either way, I guess that the numbers of people who have problems viewing 3D mean that 2D media will continue to be available.

Madsometimes Sun 10-Feb-13 20:51:44

I deliberately didn't go and see Life of Pi because it was too difficult to get a 2D showing (I know I could have done if I tried hard). I wanted to see the film at a time that suited me, but it was not possible. I did manage to see the Hobbit in 2D. The cinema was packed with old misery guts like me grin. It was the only 2D showing that day.

Madsometimes Sun 10-Feb-13 20:54:27

Possibly I have eye problems, but I do see the 3D effects. I even quite like them for short films. I remember seeing my first imax film over 10 years ago, and I thought it was amazing. But it was only a 45 minute nature film, not a full length movie.

JeezyOrangePips Sun 10-Feb-13 20:55:27

The first time I went to a 3d film I felt the same.

A new cinema opened where I live, and I can watch 3d there no problem.

I wonder if newer technology helps?

Branleuse Sun 10-Feb-13 20:56:00

when i saw avatar in 3d both me and dp felt nauseous, but we tried again with life of pi and it was actually ok. less of a busy film.
i still prefer 2d though

lurkedtoolong Sun 10-Feb-13 20:56:07

I hate it - although I have got clip on 3D thingys to go over my glasses to see if that helps at all.

JeezyOrangePips Sun 10-Feb-13 20:57:12

And while life of pi's opening sequence was fabulous in 3d, it really didn't follow through in the same way. The hobbit was better IMO because I could really appreciate the 3dness all the way through.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 10-Feb-13 22:02:50

dd cant see 3D so we dont go to 3D films - saves a fortune!

SquinkiesRule Sun 10-Feb-13 23:11:57

Same here, but wearing the glasses doesn't bother me so much but I can't watch 3d, sickness, dizzy, and migraine. I feel rotten for days. So no more 3d for me.

jeanmiguelfangio Sun 10-Feb-13 23:24:27

DH and fil can't see in 3D, and it makes me feel funny tbh-I'm with the OP- 2d all the way!! I'm happy to be an old gimmer

FreshLeticia Sun 10-Feb-13 23:31:28

Totally agree OP. Nausea, headache etc etc... It's vile. What the heck was wrong with 2D?
Or are they trying to get us to pretend a bit more that films are 'real life' ?

purplepenguin86 Sun 10-Feb-13 23:32:51

YANBU - I have only seen 1 film in 3D (Toy Story 3) and it made me feel really sick, similar feeling to travel sickness. Never again (whilst there is a choice)

redexpat Mon 11-Feb-13 08:17:40

YANBU! It's fine for a 15 minute film at Alton Towers, not for 3 hours of the Hobbit. The glasses are uncomfortable, and if the film is dull then having it in 3 does not make it more interesting!

TroublesomeEx Mon 11-Feb-13 09:43:24


I rarely go to the cinema as it's a sensory assault at the best of times - even in 2D. 3D is unbearable.

I went to the IMAX in Birmingham a couple of years ago. I sat with my eyes closed for 2andahalf hours. It was horrendous. It really reminded me of that scene out of A Clockwork Orange.

I couldn't walk out of the cinema afterwards, let alone walk down all the steps, without support and I hadn't even watched it.

Fresh I think it's because they assume we want to experience total immersion in the film. I don't.

I don't have eye problems either. I just don't want to be visually and auditorily punched in the head for a couple of hours

FeckOffCup Mon 11-Feb-13 09:51:11

YANBU I haven't bothered going to see anything in 3D for over two years because the last time I did it was impossible to get the 3D glasses to sit properly on top of my normal glasses and it really ruined the film for me, I stick with 2D now.

Silverlace Mon 11-Feb-13 09:54:33

I always go to the 2D films because I can't see 3D. I have one eye that works better than the other so will never be able to see it. It saves me a lot of money!

DeafLeopard Mon 11-Feb-13 09:54:56

YANBU - makes me feel sick and headache-y too

PretzelTime Mon 11-Feb-13 09:57:05

It either makes my eyes hurt or feels a bit "meh, this could just as well have been in 2D"

A lot of people feel the same!

drmummmsy Mon 11-Feb-13 10:02:57

ugh, i can't see it - couldn't do magic eye pics either hmm

mrsjay Mon 11-Feb-13 10:04:47

I dont see the big hooha about 3d either and it give mes fuzzy eyes and a headache and I cant see it properly either , DH bought a 3d telly waste of bloody money if you ask me, I go to the 2d showing of films dont waste your money

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