Back on March 9 of last year, I ranted about 3-D movies. To recap: Really? Over & over and everything that comes to the screen? Pick and choose what would work best and don't over-saturate. It's getting tiresome.
If you don't believe me, how about the new movie version of S. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. It will be in 3-D. To quote Mrs. Estelle Costanza in Seinfeld: May I ask WHY?
And if you still don't believe me that this has becoming an annoying gimmick, apparently the film-going populace is also silently speaking out. How? Ticket sales for heavily promoted 3-D versions of movies are stacking in favor of their 2-D counterparts. The article I read is here.
Future of film? It didn't stick around the first time... why do they expect it to now that it's more flashy?
Don't get me wrong. 3-D is and can be cool. And some films make perfect sense to be featured with that extra kick. Just not every blasted thing that hits the screen. It seems 3-D is only effective when it's rare. It's only going to pop out at you when nothing else does. Makes me wonder how the sales of 3-D TV are doing...