Originally Posted by Virtua Chief
Was looking for this thread earlier this week. Saw it in digital 3d on Monday. It. Is. Amazing.
Bullock is amazing. Space Danny Ocean was amazing. The movie basically runs a train on your nerves. "Oh you thought that shit was intense? Have some of this!" The 3d works and I don't even like 3d. It isn't lame, but immersive. Best ninety minutes you'll spend in a theater.
So excited to see this on a real IMAX screen at Navy Pier. Best theater I've ever seen for doing a movie like this justice.
I don't know if they use the same 3d tech because I think there are various implementations of it? For example, I saw Avatar at the NP true IMAX and it blew my mind as it had such multiple levels of depth. A couple weeks later while back in KC, I took my parents to it at the Olathe AMC, on their fake IMAX screen, and it was night and day in how the movie was presented.
Where my original viewing literally felt like there were dozens of levels of fields of depth, the fake IMAX digital 3D or whatever they used to project it basically had like 3 fields of depth- close up, foreground, and background.
Like after 15 minutes I was so annoyed and disappointed in the difference between the projected experience I would have walked out if I hadn't taken my parents and that being the reason for going in the first place.
Avatar as a movie is mediocre at best, just in my own personal opinion. It's a reworked but cliche story that you can essentially see 1000x. I don't think I've watched it more than maybe 1 other time after it was released on BR. There are serious scenes that drag on and the flow is stagnant.
Point being, I'm no champion of this movie or some sentimental lull for it. But, I will say my first and only proper viewing of the use and vastness of the 3D will be one of those vivid cinematic experiences I will remember for the rest of my life.
Probably like when people 1st saw their 1st movie or tv program in color, because it took the visceral experience to a new level. Not, in a campy way like previous 3D was and still is used to most jump out at you- just like people have a real dislike for when they used technicolor on the classic b&w movies. Everyone was this odd peach color, and all the men looked like they were wearing makeup with dark red lips?
Cameron's use was to envelope the audience in an immersive environment and draw you in as part of the environment, and it was like stepping inside just past the 4th wall.
Sorry, for the diatribe, and I am super excited to see this movie, as it's also from one of my favorite directors! !!