Friday, September 16, 2011

"I'll be toasting my health when 3D has gone the way of the Dodo."

Altering a line from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", we now come to the end of what producer Jeffrey Katzenberg very incorrectly predicted: "2-D films are going to be a thing of the past." [GAME SHOW BUZZER] Thank you for playing!!

Check out this revealing article which tries to sift through the who, what, where and why this flagging Hollywood juggernaut has seriously nose-dived.

Rebecca and I have been done with 3D for awhile, even though we loved seeing movies like "Tron Legacy" and "Avatar" in the format. Still scratching my head as to why some trade magazines continue to herald 3D seminars and 'all the cool opportunities 3D will be offering in the future!' when the fad is clearly just done. Yes, "Spielberg's "Tin Tin" will be premiering this December in 3D as are a few more stragglers. But what we're truly seeing right now is the death rattle of stereoscopic least until it re-fads sometime in another 30 years hence.

My eyebrows were certainly raised when Samsung started rolling out a whole line of 3D TV's. I was all ' slow down, eh!' Soon these flat screen oddities will become dinosaurs, left out on a loading dock to be taken to the trash like those laserdiscs in the opening scene of "Back to the Future Part II". Boo-hoo. Kind of a misstep.


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