Monday, June 6, 2011
My Nemesis is 3D
I showed up at the theater and tried to get tickets to see X-Men: First Class. I know, I should have bought them online, but I had a last minute opportunity so I thought I'd give it a chance. It was sold out, but both Kung Fu Panda 3D and Pirates of the Caribbean 3D had plenty of seats. Both films were showing in 2D and 3D and neither was sold out. So, instead of having them just each shown in one theater which was clearly all they needed, because the movies were released in two formats they each got two theaters. Two wasted theaters that could easily have been filled up with those of us who wanted to see X-Men. Nope. Instead, we have 3D taking up empty seats and I don't get to see my movie!
Now, I know there's a whole complicated system in place that regulates what movies are shown in what theaters and on how many screens. But, if those movies had only been released in 2D instead of the completely unnecessary RealD, then the chances of me seeing a movie that deserved the extra screens would have been much better. I still have not seen X-Men and with a busy week ahead of me I may not get another chance until next weekend. I can only hope that there's not another 3D release looming on the horizon ready to suck up additional screens. Be gone, 3D, I've had enough of you!
Am I the only one that doesn't get the 3D thing? Do you think it makes movies must-see or must-miss?