The movie critic legend, Roger Ebert predictably hates 3D. Here are a few quotes and a brief rebuttal:
Recall the greatest moviegoing experiences of your lifetime. Did they “need” 3-D? A great film completely engages our imaginations. What would Fargo gain in 3-D? Precious? Casablanca?
By the same logic, we don’t need HD or color or stereo sound, or heck, why not just read a book, or forego the printing press and bypass these meddling technologies entirely, and stick with the pure story telling medium of “cave wall”?
THERE’S MONEY TO BE MADE IN SELLING NEW DIGITAL PROJECTORS.
Oh, of course, people who make money are evil. How did I forget that?
This is coming from the same person who is publically outraged that the days of the highly paid, highly respected movie reviewer are largely over.
The fact that there is money to be made is a good sign. Consumers vote with their wallets. And based on theater ticket sales, they have been voting in large numbers that 3D is something they enjoy and value, while opinions on movies that other people made are expected for free.
Written by: Darrin
- Contributing Editor