In the grand scheme of things, 3D filmmaking is relatively new. However, with each passing year, the technique is becoming more and more popular. For the most part, I've been of the opinion that 3D was just a big gimmick. I mean, with the MPAA crying so much over revenues they're supposedly losing to piracy, I just figured 3D was their trick to jack ticket prices up to $14 a pop without everyone complaining. For this reason, I've avoided seeing anything in 3D. Everything changed this weekend though, when I sat down to watch Coraline in 3D.
Coraline has opened my eyes to the incredible world of 3D film. It really just blew me away. I'm not even sure quite what I was expecting, but it was almost mesmerizing just basking in the films projected space. Though to be fair, because this particular film is stop-motion, highly stylized, and shot on miniatures, it might be uniquely suited to be shown in 3D. Either way, I was amazed. I cannot recommend this experience more. If you've never had the pleasure of watching a film in 3D before then let this one be your first. It converted me into a believer. I'm sure it will do the same for you.
posted by Christopher Schnese