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wow. this movie will literally revolutionize the way they are made. period.
amazing. i remember some 3-D movies you would get a few objects that came rushing at you and you jerked back, but the images were still flat.
this entire movie i watched in 3-D.
in an article i read, instead of traditional 3-D production where you use one camera, Cameron developed a new method of filming which involved two cameras to generate the realistic view of how two eyes view in 3-D...slightly off perspective of each other.
6 stars out of 5.
Oh, and if you believe there is not plot, you are sleeping.
I believe the reason it's not mainstream is because of the expense and practicality, they had a piece on the news the other night about it coming to TV but the added expense was one thing and people having to wear the glasses was another problem.
The TV market is always going to restricted by screen size ( no illusion of immersion into another world if you can still see the edges :)) but for gamers who run HD projectors ..
and lots do ...
The entire wall as a 3D interactive immersive canvas/screen will take gaming to a new level ..especially if it can also work on line as multiplayer ( think 3D star wars :))..
Already a lot of gamers multiplay on projectors run through PS3 ( less through Xbox360 due to the join cost etc )..
The games market is already way way way bigger than the movie market ..
And not everyone lives within easy driving distance of an IMAX or other 3D movie theatre :)
But for a reasonable price they can set up a projector and a PS3 and sound at home ..and a game or a BR cost about the same as a ticket to a 3D movie ..so you quickly recover your outlay ..
Games are where the money is ..some movies will become / are really just the trailers for games ..
Avatar the entire movie seemed to be right on your lap...the special effects went beyond the scary lady in captain EO (which freaked me out). a combination of human and special effects put this movie into a whole new realm.
not to include the depth of the plot. i cant get into the meaning my wife and i believe, becuase i dont want this thread deleted... but its got some spiritual meaning in it.
Cameron himself states that the plot is a bit thin, but that the purpose of making the film was to trial the technology behind it and gauge audience reaction. From what I'm reading the film is a box office success...
For my own part, whilst the plot is a straight cliche of many Westerns (there's one in particular from the 50s or 60s that I'm reminded of although I can't remember the name of it. Possibly it starred Jeff Hunter?) where the Indian hating 'good guy' fails in love with a native girl and then comes to understand and adopt the culture and life of the supposed savages, the effects are outstanding.
However, out of the five of us who went, all came away with tired eyes and two, including myself, had headaches.
Coalman, if the last 3D film you saw was Capt Eo things have greatly improved since then.
I'm sure it has improved quite a bit since then especially with the introduction of 3-D modeling, from my understanding the base technology is really no different than stereoscopic images which go back to the 1800's.
If 2009 was dominated by touch technology then 2010 looks set to be the year of 3D. TV manufacturer LG wants to sell nearly half a million 3D-ready TV sets next year as the World Cup kicks off in the format. One of the drivers for such sets will be the World Cup which Fifa has confirmed will be the first soccer event shot in 3D.
Meanwhile laptops and games consoles are also getting a 3D makeover. Acer has already released what it is claiming is the world's first 3D-capable laptop, and most agree it will be the first of many.
Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft's vice president of user experience believes the technology will play a major role over the next decade. Apple has recently filed a patent suggesting that it is looking into create its own 3D display, possibly as an alternative to the mouse and keyboard.