Written by:2009/04/08 04:40 PM
Movies and cinema have certainly come a long way in the last few years. I was not around when the "moving pictures" were first invented, but I do remember watching old 16mm black & white movies at home. I remember watching what were termed, "Silent Movies". Now we have movies in 3d. Amazing!
I just went to the movies with my son and nephew to watch "Monsters vs Aliens 3D". What great fun. I enjoyed every moment of it. With my "Roy Orbison", glasses, I was impressed.
I know that the movie "Bolt" was also in the new 3D format. But I missed that one. I don't know if there are any other "new age 3D" movies that I had not seen. Maybe somebody would care to remind me. But what surprised me was the use of what seemed like normal glasses. Thick black rimmed glasses, that remined me of Roy Orbison.
Those old cyan and magenta 3D glasses, really were not that good. Remember watching Jaws 3D. We were amazed. But every time I watched a 3D movie with those things on, I would come away with a really bad headache. I could never really enjoy the film. I had to concentrate so hard to get the correct affect.
With the new 3D movies, I no longer suffer from extreme headaches. The glasses, look just like plain old glasses, with that Roy Orbison look. The affect is good as well. At one time during the movie, I felt as though I could reach out and grab some of the objects. At one stage I actually reached out to grab a spoon that floated by my nose. We were sitting halfway up from the screen. But the affect was still fantasitc, IMHO.
Technology has come a long way. Us programmers, and developers, geeks and gamers, often do not see any development outside of our little computer world. But the fact of the matter is that technology is making leaps and bounds in all other areas of life as well.
Have you seen Monsters vs Aliens, or Bolt in 3D? If so, what are your thoughts and opinions?
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