3D... or not 3D?

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  1. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Will be seeing it tonight in 3D. So what did you choose, 3D or not 3D and did the 3D really make the movie a better experience?
     
  2. Optronix_prime

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    3D, best 3d movie ever made.
     
  3. Hiraga

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    This was my first 3D movie. I didn't realize that all it did was add depth to the movie, I thought there was going to be tons of stuff flying out at you.
    Kind of lame, IMO. But hey, that's just me. I wanted to see Optimus Prime's gun shooting right at my face.
     
  4. transtrekkie

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    Interesting. And here's another question, if anyone knows this: Is the regular movie 3D different than the Imax 3D?
     
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    non 3D.

    two reasons:

    1) cheaper than paying for glasses I'll only use once.
    2) I've heard 3D movies can be a pain to keep pace/track of.
     
  6. axiom

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    I saw it in both 3D and Non, I personally liked it better in non 3D. The 3D was too hard to follow with all the action. Also, the only parts that looked good were the CGI parts. When it was just human interaction, the people looked like paper cutouts at different depths. I wasn't very impressed with 3D. BTW, this was my first 3D experience as well.
     
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    This. Best use of 3D I've ever seen.
     
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    This was my first experience with 3d as well and agree with those thoughts. I however was impressed enough to see a 3d movie again but will be very selective as the extra cost per ticket isn't worth it in my opinion.
     
  9. salmonman78

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    Saw it 3D and was wow at it. They did a good job with it I think, but for a second viewing I am gonna save and go 2d.

    But first view I say go 3D.
     
  10. MikeDiaz

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    Nope, I saw both the IMAX 3D and regular 3D versions. No differences.
     
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    I saw it in 3D and felt it was worth it.
     
  12. Shandemia

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    Definitely 3D but IMAX 3D, don't see it on regular 3D Real version. The Imax version is by far the best experience iv'e had seeing a movie of this nature. Have in mind this was no cheap post-conversion like other films have been in the past. This was James Cameron's crew that filmed all the 3D scenes and added custom rigs to enhance the viewing experience.

    You actually feel the vertigo when the camera pans up and down and the introduction in Cybertron is off the charts.
     
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    I saw it in 2D as it's alot cheaper and 3D so far has added nothing for me in films. Just seems a gimmick to get more bums on seats and to pay more money. No way I'm paying £10 to watch a film once.
     
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    I saw it in 3D and for the life of me I'd struggle to pick out any scenes that really felt like the 3D gave it extra impact. To be fair though, that was the same with Pirates 4 and Green Hornet as well.
     
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    This'll certainly be interesting. I have seen movies in 3D before, Nightmare before Xmas was done really well. Polar Express on Imax 3D is like being on a roller coaster, it's that good.
     
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    to be honest this was my second, the first being avatar. i think the 3d is interesting, but it did feel a bit weird seeing people pop out. the transformers were great, but i think seeing it in 2d would have been better. i saw avatar before in both 3d and 2d and i liked the 2d more. i mean it was kinda cool some stuff popped out, but i prefer seeing the action all 2d.
     
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    3D was definitely worth seeing, but overall it was a very patchy effort.

    Some 3d shots were worth the price of admission and surpassed pretty much everything to date, Avatar included.

    But then a lot of the other 3d was meh, ... and a few of the quick handheld cuts were shot 2d and hadn't even been converted.
     
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    This is what I was hearing before I went to watch it, which is why I chose to watch 3D. Honestly I thought it was pretty disappointing as far as 3D goes. I've seen several other movies that had better 3D and so far Avatar is still the best 3D I've seen. Unless there was something wrong with the 3D projector in that particular theatre. But the 3D was barely noticeable except for a few parts from my experience. I'm going to see it again with some friends at a higher end theatre next week, so I'll see if the 3D's better there. But so far, considering how much they're promoting how "great" the 3D is for this movie, I was pretty disappointed with it. Definitely not the best 3D I've seen.
     
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    I love 3D when it's done right, and Bay did it right. Never see a movie in 3D that wasn't filmed in that format. When a film is converted from 2D to 3D it loses a great deal in the translation, as far as picture quality is concerned.

    Go see it in 3D. I enojyed the 3D effects a great deal in this film.
     
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