Are 3D Movies Over?

By August 21, 2013Newswires

Even James Cameron has joined the list of doomsayers

By Gary Susman

When James Cameron says there’s too much 3D in movies, it’s time to listen.

In a recent talk with fellow sci-fi/fantasy director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), the director criticized Hollywood for releasing too many movies in 3D. He made a distinction between movies shot in 3D, like Avatar, and those converted to 3D in post-production. In his view, Hollywood is “pushing 3D to directors who are not comfortable or do not like 3D.” Cameron cited  Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel as current blockbusters that didn’t need to be in 3D. ” If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to [look] spectacular [and] perfect,” he said.

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