How Many Dimensions Are REALLY Needed?


I took the girls to the movies yesterday.  We saw Ramona and Beezus, and it was really cute.  Even though I cried a little.  So did Becca.  Chloe?  notsomuch.

Anywhoo, Ramona and Beezus was NOT in 3-D.  Amazing.  You know why?  Every movie in the world now is offered in 3-D.  As we watched the previews, EVERY SINGLE PREVIEW said “in digital 3-D.”  So what.  Yes, 3-D can be cool.  We say Toy Story 3 in 3-D.  Why?  Because that movie was a big deal.  My kids had been waiting for over a year to see it.  Figured it was a nice extra treat to have that extra dimension.  But it really ISN’T necessary for most movies.  It’s sucking up theater space (you need one to show the 2-D and one for 3-D) and the cost is insane!!!!  I’m boycotting all 3-D movies.

Phew.  OK.  I feel better now.  Thanks for listening.



Categories : attitude, movies


  1. Christy says:

    I totally agree. I am one of the “unfortunate” folks who get a migraine headache from 3D movies. Always did. I sucked it up and took Nevin and Larissa to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. I’m done with 3D for a LONG while. We paid the extra $$$ for the glasses and didn’t even get to freaking KEEP them. They had recycling bins and someone standing next to them, making sure you didn’t walk off with the glasses YOU Paid for. Ripoff. It cost $50 for the three of us to see the movie (matinee, nonetheless), get a bag of popcorn, some candy and drinks. $50!!!!! No wonder I wait ’till the movie comes out on DVD. I’d much rather spring for the $19.99 and, if I don’t like it, that’s all I’m out. That, and the $.05 worth of home-popped, buttery popcorn and all the capri-suns we can drink.

  2. Denise says:

    I agree. At first, I thought it was a charge for the glasses. I assumed that if I bought the glasses once, I could keep them and reuse them, boy, was I wrong!

    It’s just another way to take the public. They will do this to make a buck as long as they can, but with the next generation of televisions having 3d capability, I don’t see the current craze lasting more than a few years at most.

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