May 14, 2010
'Why I Hate 3-D (and You Should Too)'
The always spot-on Roger Ebert nails it in an essay for Newsweek
"3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension," film critic Roger Ebert writes in last week's issue of Newsweek. "Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for. That's my position."
Preach it, brother. Read the rest of Ebert's essay -- including his nine well-stated arguments against 3-D movies -- here.