I would go see movies in IMAX if they were shot for IMAX. But yeah 2D is way better than 3D. It's a good trend.
If you could make glasses free 3d and not have it be three additional dollars, then 3d would have a solid chance as success.
Till that happens 3D a pricey and painful distraction from the movie.
Guess I'm in the minority here but I love 3D. I'm happy for those that don't like it and want to watch 2D IMAX, so I hope they keep showing both.
I also hope 3D blu-rays stick around. I didn't care for it on my 47" TV but on my projector and 120" screen it's awesome.
It's also a directorial and studio choice, if a film is getting a 3D conversion (most marvel films) the IMAX release will usually show the 3D version. With something like Dunkirk Nolan is pretty against 3D so you get to enjoy the 2D experience.
But similar to the other guy I'll only really go to an IMAX if it's shot in IMAX for the picture quality and full aspect ratio.
And thank fuck for that, 3D ruins IMAX for me. You lose all perspective of the size of the screen.
Putting aside certain movies, 3d makes it hard to concentrate on the film and ruins the experience
Lotta people don't like 3D.
The people that do will be All-In for 2D only IMAX.
Also, 2D saves millions by not having to convert.
With movie studios, it's always 100% about the money.
I'm actually alright with 3D, when it's done well, and it bugs me a bit when people dismiss the entire experience outright. But, I do agree that it's been vastly overdone and so slapdash for many films (the Marvel films, for instance, have done *zero* for me in 3D).
Titanic 3D, an incredibly well-down conversion, was one of the best theatre experiences I've ever had, along with Gravity, Avatar and a handful of others.
Hopefully the status quo going forward is not that 3D is fully eliminated, but, that the releases are actually thought out and used when a filmmaker feels it will help their movie (and not in a gimmicky way, but, just the nature of the film lends itself to that depth; shots with long narrow corridors intended to feel claustrophobic, things that emphasize a sense of scale in an image, etc.)
IMAX to me is an entirely diluted brand. If I see something is "IMAX" these days, I can only expect it to maybe compare to a RPX or other basic premium viewing.
Instead of "you are getting the best experience that exists" it's "you are getting an experience that's the same as the other 16 dollar theater down the street which isn't IMAX."
When I saw "real" IMAX at the Sydney theater, it blew me away. None of the local theaters with LieMax have even slightly afforded me the same experience, while using the same damn branding name.
I just looked for the Thor Ragnarok release and it's listed as the same thing. Praise the Lord. We have won.
3D is fantastic. It's wildly popular around the world, and Americans are just showing their ignorance in trashing it.
So how does IMAX work for movies not shot in IMAX? They just blow it up with large top and bottom black bars? Do they open matte the film?
You're doing it wrong. True film lovers only listen to audio scene descriptions to avoid visual bias. Leave 20th century crutches behind and embrace the new cinema of the mind.
Thank fucking god they realized this. Civil War in IMAX 3D was the worst experience ever because of the shakey cam. I'll be livid if they only offer 3D for Infinity War when it comes out near me. The only exceptions I've made are for movies that benefit from the 3D like Doctor Strange.