Question of the week: do you like 3D movies?

It’s been a little while since I last watched a 3D movie, and tonight I went to see Clash of the Titans in 3D (review tomorrow maybe). It was good the whole movie was in 3D, I grant you, since taking the glasses on and off between 3D scenes really irked the last time.

But both my sister and I ended up feeling a bit sick and a bit headachy afterwards. And although this wasn’t a proper 3D movie like Resident Evil: Afterlife or Avatar, but a version made 3D from a 2D original in post-production, I can’t say the 3D added much – it reminded me too much of those IMAX 3D rides they have in Vegas: so much spectacle but very little use for storytelling.

But how about you?

Do you like 3D movies? Are there merits too them beyond making piracy harder and pointless? Do they need to be shot specially or is computer-generated 3D as good? Does it make you sick or give you headaches? Is it worth the extra price on the ticket? Would you avoid or go to a 3D movie especially?

As always, leave a comment with your answer or a link to your answer on your own blog.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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