By ivid, Saturday 23 August 2008 21:00
“Anyone see Beowulf in 3D when it was playing ?”
Nope but here is a reviewer at IMDB who did- and it looks like he thought it was annoying…
“The second is the 3D projection. For reasons best known to studio executives we’re all meant to get very excited by 3D all over again. Beowulf is one of the first movies to be released in the UK using REALD - a system familiar to anyone who has been to a Disney park in the last 20 years. The animators of Beowulf clearly had great fun working out new ways of making things jump out of the screen at the audience, but the effect becomes slightly wearisome after a minute or two. Fortunately things settle down later in the movie and the makers stop trying to show off their new technology”
3D is a novelty and that is it. It will never become mainstream in a home or even the theater. The only thing that would ever take off, that is 3d would be a holodeck type experience, where you could actually be in the movie…be able to walk around in the environment like they do on Star trek - now that would sell.