Monday, June 28, 2010

3D Movie Poll

It seems that just about every children's movie these days is being released in 3D. This has been a huge frustration for my family. My family, like many, enjoys family outings to the movies on weekends and we use it as a reward for good behavior. My 9 year old son is a big movie/animation buff. He draws and takes a big interest in Disney/Pixar especially. He has autism and is a very visual child and he has particularly enjoyed going to movies in 3D. But his little sister, age 5 - has Amblyopia. She struggles with 3D, and by the nature of her amblyopia - she cannot see 3D movies. This means, we are paying extra for the 3D experience but for her it is a frustration. She doesn't see 3D. She has wear cumbersome glasses over her glasses or the movie is "fuzzy" looking but she doesn't see the movie in 3D. We have tried to strike a happy medium by sometimes going to 3D movies as a special treat for my son but most often we opt to pay less and see the movie in 2D. It is not only cheaper but that way she doesn't struggle.

This past weekend we went to see Toy Story 3, which the kids both wanted to see very badly. My son really really wanted to see it in 3D while my daughter begged to not go to the 3D one. We planned to split up and see it in separate theatres with the boys (Daddy and son) going to 3D and girls (Mommy and daughter) going in 2D. Of course the movie times were staggered by an hour which was a mild inconvenience. As our good/bad luck would have it the theatre was having some issues with their 3D projector and a friend let us know that earlier in the day. We made the decision to all go as a family and see it in 2D. We loved it and didn't "need" 3D to enjoy family movie time together. Personally, I find it an expensive hassle and just wish the trend would be over with. Of course, every preview they showed for new kids movies coming out were for movies coming out in 3D! How frustrating for kids with Amblyopia and the parents that love them.

Am I the only one who just feels like saying "Enough already with the 3D!"?

Take my Reader Poll (you can check multiple answers)!

How do you feel about 3D Movies?

1 comment:

  1. I am NOT a fan of 3D movies. I only recently realized that having astigmatism corrected messes with my depth perception. I don't know if it's related but I can't use polarized lenses and 3D movies give me a headache. We went to see Toy Story 3 as a regular movie. I don't need it coming out of the screen at me.