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Aranna wrote:
I thought that whole "not white enough" thing was started by a group of internet trolls specifically for the purpose of getting people angry. Nobody actually thinks that.

Indeed. They went over all the original posts, less than 0.003 percent of them were actually race baiting negative. It was just to waste time and start a ruckus.

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Peter Stewart wrote:
I need an adult

Alert ALL commands. Focus ALL firepower on Peter Stewart.

And maintain firing.


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Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?

Err... of course - that's all it took. Not sure what I'm supposed to do except keep paying a premium to have what is (for me) a ruined time at the cinema.

Other people like it and that's fine. But for me the marginal gain is not worth the added premium. That's all. I did give three reasons why I didn't like it, and one movie was supposed to be THE showcase of 3d movies.

Cheers
Mark

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Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?

Exactly how many times do you have to see something you don't like before you realize "Hey, I don't like this thing, I should avoid it"?

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Orthos wrote:
Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?
Exactly how many times do you have to see something you don't like before you realize "Hey, I don't like this thing, I should avoid it"?

Well, I still haven't seen Cloverfield, because I vomited after watching Blair Witch. All it takes is once when you have motion sickness from shaky-cam.


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+1 here for seeing it in 2D. In fact, I've bought tickets for two different showings of the movie at one of the biggest local cinemas - one of the tickets is even for the opening day on 16/12 :) - and both will be in 2D.

The cinema is more or less alternating between 2D and 3D showings, favouring the 3D the first five days, before switching over to a 50/50 percent divide. (Granted, the opening day has four showings in 3D and only one in 2D.)

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Well, Mark, Admittably you've seen Avatar, which is an excellent showcase for 3D, and you've seen the other film, which really isn't. I like movies with unobtrusive 3D which enhances the experience without being in your face about it.

I'd give it another shot.


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Imbicatus wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?
Exactly how many times do you have to see something you don't like before you realize "Hey, I don't like this thing, I should avoid it"?
Well, I still haven't seen Cloverfield, because I vomited after watching Blair Witch. All it takes is once when you have motion sickness from shaky-cam.

cloverfield is one of my favorite movies, saw it in theatres 3 times. So many people ran out of the theatre throwing up, it's not funny. More needs to be done to make 3d enjoyable for everyone, not just those of us with strong constitutions.


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Orthos wrote:
Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?
Exactly how many times do you have to see something you don't like before you realize "Hey, I don't like this thing, I should avoid it"?

This line of reasoning has lead to too much stupidity over the course of human history to be load-bearing.


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3D makes me nauseous (I easily get car sick, as well). Also, those bloody glasses don't fit well over mine, so 3D can go take a hike.

Referring to my earlier post in this thread, I checked the only theatre showing the original version here. 3D only, of course.

Gods damnit!

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Hama wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:

I have only seen two movies in 3d and both were hideous experiences (the Ray Winstone Beowolf and Avatar).

Wow, such an informed opinion. Two whole movies?
Exactly how many times do you have to see something you don't like before you realize "Hey, I don't like this thing, I should avoid it"?
This line of reasoning has lead to too much stupidity over the course of human history to be load-bearing.

... what?

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J.J. Abrams The Force Awakens interview.

All is proceeding as he has foreseen.


baron arem heshvaun wrote:

J.J. Abrams The Force Awakens interview.

All is proceeding as he has foreseen.

The only thing I can say about the movie is that it BETTER NOT be going into Darksaber territory...

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Freehold DM wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:

J.J. Abrams The Force Awakens interview.

All is proceeding as he has foreseen.

The only thing I can say about the movie is that it BETTER NOT be going into Darksaber territory...

Luke went dark in Dark Empire, and that was a pretty cool storyline...


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I don't think it would translate to film very well. People would be confused as hell.

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Freehold DM wrote:
The only thing I can say about the movie is that it BETTER NOT be going into Darksaber territory...

By Kevin J. Anderson.

The Jar Jar Binks author of the Expanded Universe.

How I loathe thee sir, how I loathe thee.

Scarab Sages

baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
The only thing I can say about the movie is that it BETTER NOT be going into Darksaber territory...

By Kevin J. Anderson.

The Jar Jar Binks author of the Expanded Universe.

How I loathe thee sir, how I loathe thee.

Yeah, I hate his Star Wars books, but I actually enjoy his Dune books, especially the Butlerian Jihad. After God-Emperor, Herbert became unreadable.

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Do not mention the name of the forsaken one here.

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Hama wrote:
Do not mention the name of the forsaken one here.

You'll have to be more specific.

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The Anderson creature.


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3-D has gotten far, far less intrusive and disruptive over the past several years, to wit the more recent MCU and Disney films. The smoothness of it marks a wonderful progression in 3-D viewing development, on the order of 1970s 3-D vs. modern IMAX 3-D as compared the improvement from Beowulf to current-year and near-future MCU 3-D films.

However, those with certain viewing sensitivities are well-advised to heed those warnings. It doesn't hurt that many of the large screen formats in play these days are very nearly as good.


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My trick with 3d is to sit farther back. Make sure non 3d things are in the periphery of your vision. That helped me a lot with the immersion.


Motion sickness due to 3D depends directly on sitting the wrong distance away. How big one's tolerance is varies. Sitting far back is probably a good idea.

Then again, I find it doesn't bring much either. Very few scenes use it for more than background and foreground. And I loathe the "let's throw stuff at you" moronity. Not to speak of HFR.

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Seeing it in imax 3D Thursday night the 17, next day seeing it in regular 3D, then 2D.


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Heh, I actually enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D. I think it added a lot to the movie.

Then again, I was the only one among my group of friends who didn't come out of that movie theater stumbling like a drunk. It takes *a lot* to make me motion sick.


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Took me two hours from when I got the notification from Fandango that the tickets were on sale to get my ticket. I'm going on the 18th at AMC 25 in Times Square. Thier Dolby theater is showing it in what I'm guessing is regular digital projection, (did Abrahms shoot this in 35mm?) no 3D.

I saw a screening of CRIMSON PEAK there about 3 -4 weeks ago and it was all cushioned, reclining chairs, great projection and great sound.

I'll be taking my mom again during Christmas weekend. She took me to see the first Star Wars in Times Square when I was 6 or 7 years old. It's only fair I return the favor...


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I would take my dad, but we are separated by miles and he never forgave me for crying throughout return of the Jedi as a 4 year old/five year old.

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137ben wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Aranna wrote:
I think it's pretty clear who won the "how to save theaters" argument between Sielberg and Cameron. Clearly Spielberg was right. What was this argument? Back not long ago theaters were failing and every year fewer people saw movies as home entertainment was king. Cameron said the way to save theaters was to move to a format people couldn't watch at home... 3d. Spielberg disagreed and said the way forward was to make each movie into a big event that you HAD to be there for to enjoy it best.
If you're using The Force Awakens ticket presales as evidence for "Spielberg's side," note that a significant quantity of those presales—I'd guess the majority, actually—are for 3D showings...
Just wondering, you you have any actual data on 3D pre-sales vs 2D pre-sales? I'm not assuming you're lying, I'm just curious but haven't really looked in to it myself.

As I said, I'm guessing. Data doesn't seem to be available.

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ShinHakkaider wrote:
I'm going on the 18th at AMC 25 in Times Square.

I have taken Erik Mona to a few restaurants in that area, it's a halfling's stone throw from where I live, if you need restaurant suggestions let me know.


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Matrix Dragon wrote:
Heh, I actually enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D. I think it added a lot to the movie.

IMO the 3d and visual effects were the only memorable thing about the movie. It was almost insultingly bland and forgettable otherwise.

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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Heh, I actually enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D. I think it added a lot to the movie.
IMO the 3d and visual effects were the only memorable thing about the movie. It was almost insultingly bland and forgettable otherwise.

Except for Quaritch.

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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Heh, I actually enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D. I think it added a lot to the movie.
IMO the 3d and visual effects were the only memorable thing about the movie. It was almost insultingly bland and forgettable otherwise.

The visuals and the use of 3d (which was groundbreaking back then) was the point of the movie, though. Sure, sequels are happening because of $$$, and because Cameron himself is passionate about the project - but originally, Avatar was really just an excuse to display new technology.


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The real impact of Avatar was the sheer beauty of the setting. Don't you remember the articles about Post Avatar Depression? Still, I maintain, the third dimension, even in Avatar, was put to poor use. See, not many scenes really hinge on spatial positioning.

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Sissyl wrote:
The real impact of Avatar was the sheer beauty of the setting. Don't you remember the articles about Post Avatar Depression? Still, I maintain, the third dimension, even in Avatar, was put to poor use. See, not many scenes really hinge on spatial positioning.

No. But it was really the first time that actual, workable 3d technology was put in display in a big budget movie. There simply was no movie before that which actually had 3d that integrated seemlessly with the other visuals and wasn't clunky or horrendous or gimmicky.

That helped the visuals be even more immersive and impressive than they would have otherwise, and the result was something breathtaking in the historical scale. Well, cinema history at least. With hundreds of movies using badly integrated, last-minute hackjob 3d tech since then it becomes easy to forget just how new this was with Avatar. When it came out, there were ways in which it was truly different from any movie that came before.

The 3d wasn't used in some elaborate way - all it needed to do was work well and combine seamlessly with the beautiful visuals.

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Stephen Colbert's The Force Awakens Predictions

I'm leaning for Lando to get an honorable mention in the movie and for a Yoda Force Spirit cameo.


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Am I one of the people that actually liked Avatar as a movie (with or without the 3d?). I am hoping Avatar 2 takes 3d into space more though, and gives us an absolutely spectacular 3d space battle!

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Am I one of the people that actually liked Avatar as a movie (with or without the 3d?). I am hoping Avatar 2 takes 3d into space more though, and gives us an absolutely spectacular 3d space battle!

I loved it. It sent a nice message. Albeit in a ham fisted way but still a nice message.


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"Both Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves would have been better movies with four-meter-tall blue aliens and lush 3D visuals?"

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Sissyl wrote:
"Both Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves would have been better movies with four-meter-tall blue aliens and lush 3D visuals?"

nature is important and we shouldn't thoughtlessly destroy it.

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J.J. Abrams interviewed by a select panel from a US Senate Subcommittee

Spoiler:
Not a Senate Subcommittee but is AWESOME.

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Sissyl wrote:
"Both Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves would have been better movies with four-meter-tall blue aliens and lush 3D visuals?"

Isn't everything?


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You'd be surprised at how quickly it loses it's charm.


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Mace Windu, Jedi Master wrote:
You'd be surprised at how quickly it loses it's charm.

kinda like gravity that way.


Hama wrote:
Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Heh, I actually enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D. I think it added a lot to the movie.
IMO the 3d and visual effects were the only memorable thing about the movie. It was almost insultingly bland and forgettable otherwise.
Except for Quaritch.

Who?

(No, I'm not being sarcastic, I honestly don't remember who you're talking about)


According to a beautiful young woman, star wars 8 and 9 are non-Abrams based.

Was he fired? Contract issues? Something else? Can this be verified?


He was hired to do something else?


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Freehold DM wrote:

According to a beautiful young woman, star wars 8 and 9 are non-Abrams based.

Was he fired? Contract issues? Something else? Can this be verified?

They got Whedon to do them instead?


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YAAAAAAY!!! Whedon doing SW is amazing!!! It is going to be THE BEST THING EVER AND FOREVER!!!!!!!!!1


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Nothing can escape the inevitable and irresistible pull of the Whedonverse.


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sets thread on fire, make sure baronaremhashevaum escapes while others are trapped with in the conflagration

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