Maybe House of Wax was cool …
Back in the day, 3D technology was going to change film. The 1950s had an interesting run with 3D films and those goofy glasses. Then came the 1980s, when we saw Friday the 13th in 3D and Jaws 3 in 3D. But seriously, did it make the movies better? I’d say … naw.
So what’s with this latest push to make TV 3D. Are viewers gravitating toward 3D? Are we demanding it? I have the opportunity to drive down to my cable company office an pick up some 3D glasses to watch the movie Coraline in 3D, but really, seeing it in high def was plenty, the story was engaging and weird, and I liked it.
Can’t see where 3D would make it the least bit better.
Along comes this news, from the most excellent Hollywood Reporter, some company in NJ is going to boggle our minds with a 3D experience for fans watching the giant, giant screen at the Dallas Cowboys stadium. Folks, you’re ALREADY AT THE STADIUM, THE GAME IS 3D.
And, according to the company, I’m going to want to watch sports in 3D at home.
I love new technology. But the company pimping this latest “showcase,” HDlogix, has a Web site that’s long on technobabble, short on substance. Like an Amway pitch.
I’ve never been a techno naysayer, I wanted HD TV when it came out, and I like it. I love on-demand cable. I download, stream, was into RealNetworks when they were the guys playing with live audio by Web, going back to the mid 90s.
Problem is, with 3D TV, even if it worked flawlessly, I don’t really crave it.
Make better shows. If I want 3D, I’ll go to the game.
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