Sunday, September 27, 2009

Digital 3D Movies

I took the boys to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs in 3D. I’ve heard mixed reviews about 3D movies in the past, in terms of the technology not being that great, but I have to say I was really impressed by the sharpness, clarity, and overall effect of this movie’s digital 3D presentation. It kind of hurt my brain a little, and my eyes felt strangely bulgy, but I got over it. And, the movie was really funny. Or, maybe it was just the 3D effects that made it funny, I don’t know. But I do know I laughed out loud several times. Besides, you just can’t pass up any movie with Mr. T in it.

So, now having seen my first digital 3D film, I have to admit that this may be the direction films take. I saw trailers for a few movies I’d really like to see. A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey in November, and Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp next year with the kids. And, a really interesting looking film called Avatar in December (probably not with the kids) by James Cameron with the tech handled by Peter Jackson’s crew. It’s hard to explain how beautiful and fluid and amazing the 3D movement is on these films unless you see the trailer in 3D, and it just has a way of sucking you in that even the best two-dimensional films don’t seem to. We can only hope the stories live up to the techonology.


  1. We love that book. I noticed the movie is rated PG, not G. Since you've seen it, can you say why?

  2. I JUST read another blog (a food allergy blog) that said there is a child in the movie that has a "cartoonish" reaction to food in the movie. Some food allergy suffers are having issues with this downplaying of the severity of the food allergy.

    I'd love to hear your take on that too!

    Gosh, should I just keep asking you questions? Or will you be at the park on Tuesday?

  3. Hey, Grace! Can't wait to see you and the girls on Tuesday!

    It may be PG because of "danger" scenes, mild fight scenes, and one where a little boy is unconscious, all of which might be upsetting for littler kids. The allergy scene is not a child, but an adult, and is done in a humorous way, certainly not realistic. They do show an epi-shot, though, letting people know that severe allergies can require that type of treatment.

    Everything works out in the end, and they even give a little boost for dorky kids and adults. Overall, I liked it :)