New 3D Craze. How do you feel about it?

More 3D movies, 3D HDTV’s and the Nintendo 3DS. What does it all mean? Why is 3D being pushed so hard? Don’t get me wrong, it is nice when done right, but it doesn’t seem like it’s being used today like it was back in the 80’s. It seems like damn near every movie that’s going to be made is going to be in 3D. Now, I’ve seen Avatar in 3D. While I don’t think the movie was a tour de force like all the reviews and bandwagon riders say, I did find it entertaining none the less. The 3D effect however was lackluster at best. Nothing jumped out at you. It seems like it was used to stick stuff in your way more than anything else.

It would have been nice to see the mountains of Pandora actually floating in right above my seat. The way the N3DS will work sounds weird. Report say the picture won’t jump out at you, but that the games will have some kind of strange depth view done into the system while playing them. Naturally if you look at it at a bad angle, you won’t be able to see the 3D. So does it look like 2D when that happens or straight shit? Also, what about cyclops and people that have bad depth perception? I know that’s a small group, but they won’t be able to enjoy the 3D esque/pseudo goodness.

So SRK, what’s your opinion on this latest 3D craze?

well, we perceive reality in 4 dimensions. Visual entertainment technology’s goal would logically be to try to emulate this as closely as possible.

3d is just the current step toward the goal.

Well, it seems that I missed the thread that was posted a month ago. It was also impossible for me to do a search for a 3D thread. I tried.

Some people live in these forums. They’ll pull up threads from years ago

I welcome the tech as long as its not slapped on for the sake of having it.

Not sure about 3D porn.

I think it depends media to media. Like, I totally support all the 3D IMAX movies we’re seeing, and the 3DS looks really awesome, but I don’t think America is ready for normal household TVs to be all 3D right now. So it depends really.

another wagon i can’t hop on for lack of money

I don’t really care for it. I just want to play Ocarina of Time on the go.