2D, or not 2D, that is the question

July 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Recently, it seems like there’s always at least one movie in theaters being shown in 3D. Some are animated films, others are live action. Many are a little of both.

3D certainly gives films something extra, but is it really necessary? When did seeing films in the tried-and-true two-dimensial fashion cease to be enough?

I’ll admit that there are certain films I enjoy seeing in 3D. Animated films like those made by Pixar are more fun to watch when they pop out at you a bit, and superheroes seem a little bit bigger in 3D. For the most part, however, I prefer watching movies in 2D.

First off, watching films in 2D is simply more comfortable. 3D glasses are large and cumbersome, and sometimes take away from the experience of a movie. Also, 3D puts a strain on your eyes that can often make you just want to close them.

The good thing is that most theaters give moviegoers the option to watch in either 3D or 2D. That way, everyone’s happy.

Some films benefit from 3D. Others are best seen in 2D. Determining which is better depends on who you ask. Either way, though, 3D isn’t going away any time soon.

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