3D if done right, can really enhance a film story, things have changed from those amusement park attractions where the 3-D was just a gimmick. You would go to have something hit you in the face or have a pole swing towards you (we still have nightmares of a snake in our lap, from the Disneyland Honey, I shrunk the kids attraction)
3-D is now used to show us depth and heights to help immerse us into the world we are watching, from the feel of falling down the rabbit hole in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland to having us walk the tightrope in the Robert Zemeckis film, The Walk.
Of course, experiences from films such as Clash of the Titans, which left audiences feeling hard done by, did not help many to embrace the new format, with many feeling the 3-D was only being used to increase the price of the ticket.
These experiences are reducing thankfully, and we still love the format if done right, this year’s Ghostbusters was definitely enhanced by the 3-D, as we felt we were slimed and saw Ghosts whoosh around the cinema by wearing those glasses!
But for as much as the format can enhance an image, who doesn’t like those ‘in your face’ moments, a format that certainly enhances horror films! We have had many an implement come face to face, from nails to chainsaws in the likes of films such as The Final Destination & Texas Chainsaw 3D It also gave more scares to the ending of the Saw franchise.
Many a film has chosen to introduce 3-D into its franchise from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to the finale of the Hunger Games. Even Star Wars The Force Awakens used 3-D, in addition to the magic of the force for audiences =)
3-D has even come full circle from its humble beginnings, as those eighties classics of Friday the 13th 3-D surely has inspired those new horror films I have just mentioned, and Jaws 3-D has now become the likes of Bait and Shark Night although 3-D is certainly not a new thing, as it helped bring the Creature from the Black Lagoon to life way back in 1954!
For the youngsters 3-D has helped bring their favourites to life, Shrek; the cast of Finding Nemo and Dory; Puss in Boots; Bolt; Minions and that Kung Fu Panda have all leaped out from the screen to give them joy.
We must admit, we love that 3-D has helped lift Jennifer Lawrence from the screen, even it was to point a gun or Bow and arrow at us in the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Hunger Games: Mockingjay =)
20th Century Fox even used the format to bring new life to classics such as Predator; Titanic and err Jumper!
3-D can help bring anything to life from Piranhas in Piranha 3D and err Piranha 3dd to dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
The format certainly doesn’t look like it’s going to disappear, in fact, it appears it will only get better, with work to be able to show films without the need for the glasses (source, The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3707289/3D-films-without-glasses-MIT-researchers-reveal-new-smart-cinema-screen-dosn-t-need-bulky-eyewear.html)
The sad thing about that of course is we will miss out on the far too underused promotional themed glasses, we have Harry Potter Glasses and Puss In Boots eye mask to name but two.
Now would you like a set of Finding Dory specific glasses? You do, then read on =)
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Thanks to our friends at Real D UK we even have a pair of Finding Dory themed ones, with such detail, if they made these, we are sure cinemas would find the additional uplift charge easier to accept as they are very collectible, I’m sure you would agree?
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