Let’s not waste any time! If you are reading this review, you probably plan to see the latest comic book movie, “Thor”. Fine, go see it. However, when you are looking up where to go see it and what time, be sure to avoid the screens that list the movie as being presented in 3D. It is a waste of money! You would be better off using that extra money that goes to paying the admission to seeing a 3D movie versus seeing a 2D one, to wiping your tushy in the movie theater bathroom in case they run out of toilet paper.
“Thor” is the first movie from Marvel Studios to be presented in 3D; however, it is important to note it was not filmed in 3D. “Thor” is another case of a 2D shot movie being converted into a 3D one. 3D can be a great tool to enhance the experience of seeing a movie in the theater. When a movie is planned and shot in 3D, the results can be quite spectacular. Many family movies, like “Tangled”, make great use of 3D effects. The horror movie, “The Final Destination” was so popular with its use of 3D effects, that a FIFTH movie in the franchise is coming out later this summer. When you see a movie like “Thor” in 3D and witness how poor the effects are, you can only conclude that the ONLY reason the movie was converted from its original format was to make more money for the studio. It’s important to remember that movies are a business, so you can not completely blame a movie studio for trying to squeeze every nickel out of the movie going public’s pocket, even if they are giving them an inferior product. The best way to fight against this and send a strong message to the studios is to not pay the extra admission fee to see their poorly converted 3D movie. When they see that they are not getting a strong return on their 3D product, they will either stop the process of converting their 2D movies to 3D or they will shoot their films in 3D during production to give a worthwhile product to their audiences.