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Why 3D Movies Are Overrated

By Denise Gotay
On February 17, 2012

For the past couple of years, 3D movies have gotten popular in Hollywood. The thing is it was good at first, but after a while, not only was it annoying to see every other movie in 3D, but it seems like the movie industry thought it'll be a good reason for movie goers to actually go back to the theatres. 3D movies are over staying their welcome and Hollywood should be a lot more creative when it comes to drawing people back to the movie theatres.

 

1. Ticket Prices

For a regular movie ticket, it costs around 13 dollars. But with a 3D movie, just for seeing the special effects, you're looking at a ticket that's worth around 17 dollars. I know what you're thinking, what's the difference with four bucks? Well let's look at it this way. With a group of four people that's an automatic 52 dollars you've just spend. Now with that same group of four, buying four 3D movie tickets will land you around 68 dollars. That's 16 bucks you could have spent on cheap snack food.

 

2. Movies That Are Not Meant to be in 3D

Beauty in the Beast, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Titanic and Finding Nemo. What do these movies have in common? They're the ones who will be re-released in 3D this year. The thing is, why bother turning an old movie into 3D? Not only have people seen these movies already, some of these movies are a little inappropriate to turn them into 3D at all.  Who wants to see someone jump out of a ship to their death in 3D? Who wants to see an originally 2D cartoon movie in 3D? I mean what's next? Passion of the Christ in 3D?

 

3. 3D Movies are not fully in 3D

If a movie goer is paying all that money to see some 3D action, you would think the whole movie will be full of 3D effects. Well it turns out, 15 percent of the movie is actually in 3D. Let's say for example a 3D movie is 90 minutes long. That's around 14 minutes of seeing actual scenes in 3D that you had to pay four extra dollars for.


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