Even Johnny Depp Thinks 3-D Movies Suck

I’ve opined many times on this very website about how I think 3-D was, is and will always be gimmicky, irrelevant and 100 percent lame. I have yet to see a movie, including last year’s darlings, Avatar and Up, where the three-dimensional technology enhanced the experience and story, making the feature unequivocally better. I can also say without hesitation there is no soon or yet to be movie that has piqued my interest because it will feature 3-D. I hate it and I hope it dies a quick and painful death.

Another reason I hate 3-D is I can’t even recognize it onscreen. Say what? Yeah, I have amblyopia – commonly referred to as “lazy eye” – which means the brain doesn’t fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye, which, in my case, is my right eye. I wore a patch when I was really little and it went away until I was about 17 or 18. As of today, it’s just something I live with. And I’m not the only person suffering, as much as 5 percent of the populations suffer from amblyopia, with up to another 12 percent suffering from some degree of stereoblindness, which is the inability to see depth properly. That’s why Johnny Depp won’t be seeing Alice in Wonderland in 3-D. He recently told Entertainment Weekly, “I’ve got a weird thing where I don’t see properly out of my left eye, so I truly can’t see 3-D.”

What are your thoughts on 3-D movies nowadays and in the future? Yay or nay?

8 comments On Even Johnny Depp Thinks 3-D Movies Suck

  • Nay. Frankly, I don’t need this gimmick to enjoy a good film. 3D reminds me too much of Disneyworld, of the Muppetvision 3D attraction or Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. Great for a twenty minute theme park attraction, not for much else.

  • Well I not against 3D but i agree with you it is stupid, I like movies because of the story and the performances of the actors not for those special effects.

  • Johnny doesn’t see his own movies anyways, 3-D or not.3-D is cool for me, but it doesn’t increase my desire to go.

  • The general consensus on 3-D is “take it or leave it”. Noone cares either way, but thatnks to Avatar going gangbusters with it, we’re in for a long haul.

  • if you have a lazy eye just go to the 2d version of the film… i am pretty sure 3-d will not: ‘die a quick and painful death.’…

  • I can’t see 3-D at all—maybe I am blind–but I think its a waste!

  • The trouble with seeing the 2D version is its not always released everywhere. I have three theaters in my area and they’re only showing the 3D version of the top releases. I dislike the experience because it actually makes me nauseous. So I’m on theater boycott until they either dump it or offer similar options in 2D. I’ve got a nice enough home set-up I’ll just wait for blu-ray. I really hope they don’t push 3D home technology.

  • Amen, Chris. It is a gimmick and a lame one at that.

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