Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sit Back, Relax, and See a (3D) Movie

One of the brilliant creations of technology is the invention of 3D or three-dimensional movies. According to the ever reliable and most trusted Wikipedia:

A 3-D (three-dimensional) film or S3D (stereoscopic 3D) film[1] is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. Derived from stereoscopic photography, a regular motion picture camera system is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives (or computer-generated imagery generates the two perspectives in post-production), and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film. 3-D films are not limited to feature film theatrical releases; television broadcasts and direct-to-video films have also incorporated similar methods, primarily for marketing purposes.

The movie that started it all... in 2009 ;p credits here
The concept of 3D in the movie industry is not new. Sorry to say, Avatar is not the first movie to be shown in 3D although it's safe to say that it pioneered the concept of bringing "it" back to the movie houses once more. Since the release and international success of Avatar, more and more movie producers and directors thought of making 3D films since it smells and spells $$$$$$ for them. FYI: the first 3D film, Power of Love, debuted on Sept. 27, 1922 at the Ambassador Hotel Theatre in LA.  The story was about a young sea captain's adventure in LA sometime in the 1840s.

As I've been saying, more and more 3D movies are being released since 2010 like Up, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Megamind, Toy Story 3, and Tangled. I kinda understand the "need" why these films need to be shown in 3D but the likes of  Step Up 3 and Justin Bieber's Never Say Never docufilm is something I really really really don't understand. Why oh why does it have to be in 3D?
3D movies, televisions that offer 3D as their latest feature, and laptops that are 3D-capable. It seems like, since Avatar, everything is bound to become 3D! Oh, and may I just add the attempt of a local Sunday variety "party" show that attempted to bring and give the "3D experience" to its viewers. HAHAHAHA! Seriously, boast of a 3D experience and remind the viewers to make their improvised 3D glasses. HAHAHA!

Put those glasses on and let the film start rollin' (credits)
Personally, I prefer to watch a movie in full HD than spend additional hundred pesos for a 3D movie.Aside from it's cheaper, I really find no comfort wearing those red and blue glasses while watching. In addition, I only felt dizzy all throughout the movie and removed the glasses a couple of times.Argh! Talking about discomfort over "being in." Or maybe it's just me that's experiencing it. I dunno.maybe......

So why am I posting something about this, you may ask?

Again, I see the point of movie producers and directors who want to earn $$$$$$$ that's why they keep on making and releasing 3D movies BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAAAASE! Not because any movie can be turned into 3D in a snap, producers and directors have a "license" to offer viewers of a "unique" 3D experience. Hello Piranha, Step Up3, and Never Say Never! Most,if not all, 3D movies are Hollywood films. But do you know that an Asian movie is now in 3D?


Only, the Asian 3D movie is *drum rolls* a porn film. Hahaha! No kidding it's the truth! Still doubting?here's the link. I really don't know how to react on this film, 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, when I saw it in the newspaper just today. While a part of me says that it's cool since it's the first time that a porn movie will be shown in 3D, the other half of me raises an eyebrow and says, WTF is going on?watching people having sex or having a close encounter with a male member?Shit!I'm not being a hypocrite here, it's just that why would you want to see such thing in 3D?If you'll ask me, I'd better see it person!Bwahahaha!

Now it makes me wonder, after Avatar, Superman, Harry Potter, Tangled, Step Up 3, and 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, what movies will follow the 3D trend?Stay tuned...
Too happy for the "new 3D movie" huh? (credits)

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