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To dislike watching movies in 3D?

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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?

Thewhingingdefective Mon 11-Feb-13 14:58:43

I'm not a fan either, although Life of Pi in 3D was beautiful.

Fakebook Mon 11-Feb-13 14:41:19

I hate it too so yanbu. I went to watch Avatar with a friend in 3D and forgot to wear my contacts. I had to sit there for 3 hours watching a shit film with 3D glasses over my normal glasses. By the end my nose was about to drop off. I always make sure I book 2D versions of films now.

poozlepants Mon 11-Feb-13 14:37:07

DH and I both get sick and dizzy from it. We both get migraines as well so I'm not sure if thathas anything to do with it. Twice we have come away from the cinema with DS as there has only been 3D showings.

PretzelTime Mon 11-Feb-13 14:30:54

^ I totally agree that story is often sacrificed for an 'ooh, look, we poked something out of the screen at you' moment, especially in kids films.^

Yes! Stupid move, as it will make the movie even more boring in 2D/on DVD/on TV.

Picturesinthefirelight Mon 11-Feb-13 13:04:06

YANBU. I'm another one who feels sick after more than 10 mins of 3d. I too am looking for 2d showings of wreck it Ralph.

TerrariaMum Mon 11-Feb-13 12:54:40

I have no peripheral vision in my left eye so anything 3D makes me feel completely nauseous. Luckily, there is nothing in the cinema I want to see. But, no OP, YANBU.

TandB Mon 11-Feb-13 12:16:50

It's a massive pain in the neck. There were no 2D showings of Life of Pi round here, except for random weekday matinees. I don't see the point of 3D and I don't like the glasses.

I just all feels a bit gimmicky.

WorriedMummy73 Mon 11-Feb-13 12:12:54

Took ds to see Wreck-it Ralph in 3D on Saturday. £20 for the tickets - for one adult and one child!!! There was absolutely no need at all to watch it in 3D and I asked myself afterwards why I didn't just see a 2D version. It is a mahoosive rip-off and I totally agree that story is often sacrificed for an 'ooh, look, we poked something out of the screen at you' moment, especially in kids films. Bravo, film makers, bravo.

KatoPotato Mon 11-Feb-13 12:07:42

The eyes themselves are not built to focus on two things at once. Because of that, and 3D's tendency to go in and out of focus as objects jump forward and backward on the screen, the viewer's eyes are forced to readjust constantly throughout the movie.

i always get my lenses greasy with popcorn fingers too..

FeckOffCup Mon 11-Feb-13 12:02:38

I am thankful that my town has a little independent cinema that doesn't have 3D facilities, odeon have lost me as a customer because of their scarcity of 2D showings of certain films.

IamtheZombie Mon 11-Feb-13 10:44:30

Zombie thought she was the only one!

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Mon 11-Feb-13 10:24:40

I'm not a fan either. I don't want to sit there with glasses on watching tv/ cinema.My ds won't keep the glasses on so its just bad for him. Hence 2d every time for us.

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 11-Feb-13 10:19:29

I once met up with friends at the cinema, everything we wanted to see was in 3D and we all wear glasses/get headaches etc.

We went to the pub!

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

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

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

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!

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

YANBU - makes me feel sick and headache-y too

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!

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.

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

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!

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)

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' ?

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

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.

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