3-D as an Afterthought
Posted by BPuhl on February 22, 2009
So it’s really tough to find something that can be moderately entertaining to a 16 year old, appropriate for the 4 year old, and not bore the snot out of the adults. So far the options have pretty much limited themselves to bowling, or Pixar movies.
Took a chance this afternoon, and we all loaded up to go see Coraline in 2-D. This isn’t really a movie review, because seriously – Coraline? But hey, it had a chance.
What is interesting though, is the current rash of 3-D movies that are coming out again. In this case, we had the option of seeing “Coraline in 3D”, or just regular 2D. Well, we thought we had the option but the 3D version started 10 minutes ago, and the 2D version started in half an hour, so 2D it was.
Sitting there though, it was obvious that this wasn’t a movie that was built around 3D. Instead, it was a 2D movie with a couple of gratuitous scenes where they very obviously (even in 2D) drew in extra bits and pieces that would pop out of the screen in the 3D version.
I guess I’m just used to 3D in the “intentional” kind of way. Usually when it’s been a trip to Disneyland, or someplace similar – starting way back when with Captain E-O, and more recently with the Bugs Life and similar movies that were actually made to be shown 3D.
Like I said, I didn’t really have huge expectations for the movie to begin with. But it’s annoying when it’s so ridiculously obvious that they made the movie, and then after the fact, the marketing department told the artists to go back in and add some bugs popping out so they could market it in multiple dimensions.