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Well as you remember I blasted on Saturday how much I love the movie Avatar. I took my kids (along with other kids) to see it but we were unable to get into the IMAX to see it in 3D so we had to see it regular non 3D version (2D). So this morning I headed off early to get tickets to see it 3D with the kids. This time we took my dad and my nieces. We went and saw it at the IMAX so HUGE screen.

All of the kids and I agreed that it was much better not in 3D but in 2D. I know that kinda doesn't make senses I mean you would expect it to be so much better in 3D not to mention at IMAX. I wasn't the only one who thought this my kids agreed too. The 3D version just was not as sharp and well with the objects flying at you it was harder to appreciate the true details of the film. I must say tonight's movie kinda killed my whole look on 3D. Don't get me wrong it was still a awesome film.

So if you missed the original thread on the movie you can see it here: AVATAR The Movie

Saturday nights viewing of the movie in 2D I gave it a 15 on the scale of 1-10. Tonight I would have to give it a 10, still awesome but 2D is the way to go here. So I'm curious of those who saw it in 3D if they plan to see it again and if they would go to a 2D version of it.

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs Non-3D

I would not go see it in 2D. I didn't find the 3D a distraction at all, and I really didn't see much stuff flying out... I saw the 3D as a way to bring the environment to you, and make it seem more real.

The movie was made from the ground up intended to be shown in 3D. The guy had Sony build him his own 3D camera even. He waited years to make the movie so the technology would catch up, and so more places would get the 3D projectors. I just can't see the 2D being better.

Maybe the 3D is a distraction for some, but I thought the 3D was just at the perfect place where it could bring the world to a real sense. dang near perfect in my opinion. Now, I wouldn't go see something like Alice in Wonderland in 3D, especially if the previews show what the movie will be like... The popping out effect in 3D has always been lame to me. I want 3D to be used in the environment... Not have the Cat's smile coming out at me.

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs Non-3D

Well I dunno know what to tell you but even my kids just thought it was much better in 2D too *shrugs*

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I saw this movie in both 3D and 2D, so here's the verdict. 2D was "worlds" better. There's simply no comparison. And here's why: Part of what makes Avatar such a neat movie, is the colors. The rich, brilliant, and vibrant colors that Cameron chose, envoke fantasy and believability in the minds of those in the audience, and were nothing short of breathtaking. As cheesy as that sounds, there's no joke in that statement. The colors were EVERYTHING in this movie. Let me ask you a question: If you were driving through Paris for the first time during the daytime and your car's windows were tinted, would you drive through Paris with your tinted windows rolled down? or tinted windows rolled up? Assuming you're inclined to appreciate Paris, would you prefer to behold Paris in its natural colors, or tinted colors? Do you prefer your colors to be full and alive, or dull, flat, and tinted? ... 'cause that's what 3D glasses will do to your movie experience... eliminate precious lights and colors that are pivotal to maximizing your Avatar experience, or any CGI movie for that matter. In Conclusion: Seeing Avatar in 3D, is like watching it through tinted windows. The colors, and the digital cinematography of Pandora(their Earth), will look like SCH1T through 3D glasses. There are several companies that manufacture 3D glasses... I've seen movies through most of them since I'm in traveling sales. The absolute WORST 3D glasses maker, is by far Dolby Digital. Their glasses are the most tinted above any other, and are TERRIBLE for watching anything CGI. Don't believe me? Go ahead and waste your money on a worthless premium. I guarantee your movie experience will ultimately be much better seeing Avatar through the naked eye!!!

Re: AVATAR - 3D vs Non-3D

You're saying that your 3D glasses weren't clear? Mine had no tint at all, so there was no loss at all of the color. They were as clear as having your window down. *shrug*

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs Non-3D

Nope I know exactly what that person was saying. My glasses were not dirty, tinted, scratched, nor did they have any problem but they might as well have. I know James the movie is awesome but really you need to view it in 2D to understand that it is just so much better in 2D. The movie is just that much more sharp and like the other person said the colors are that much more brilliant.

Honestly after seeing this movie in 2D and 3D I don't know if I will rush to see another 3D movie again. Please go see this movie in 2D, I think you will be shocked at how much better it really is. I was totally shocked.

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs 2D

Has anyone seen it first in 3D and second in 2D? Smartmom, I wonder how much your opinion was influenced by viewing order. It seems natural to like a movie best the first time one sees it, when it's completely fresh and new.

I saw it in IMAX 3D last night with my family and loved it. Even though the 3D experience was truly fabulous and worthwhile, I did notice significant size and curvature distortions. I want to see it again and am leaning toward 2D as a way to absorb the rest of what this incredible film has to offer.

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs 2D

Actually yes my middle son saw it 3D then 2D. When I went to see it the first time in 2D my middle child was camping with dad so he didn't see it the first time with us. He did see it with us in 3D for the first time. This morning he went with his little buddies to the theater around the corner and saw it in 2D. He got home about a hour ago and I asked him what he thought. He said 3D was cool but that he just noticed more in 2D that he didn't in 3D and that the colors were sharper. For the record he is 15 yrs old.

Like you I did also see it in 3D at the IMAX. Where I live that is the only option if you want to see it in 3D. Maybe my opinion would be different if it was in 3D on a regular size screen. At the IMAX we sat in the middle of the theater and I couldn't tell you who the glasses were made by (as the one poster said made a differance) just that they had IMAX printed on them.

Either way I think everyone would agree its a awesome movie to see!

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs 2D
merouleau wrote:

I want to see it again and am leaning toward 2D as a way to absorb the rest of what this incredible film has to offer.

If you go to see it again in 2D let us know what you think and your opinion - I would love to hear it.

When it comes out on DVD we all get to see it in 2D then Laughing

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs 2D

I saw it in 3d first, and left after 30 minutes and walked down the hall of the multiplex and saw it in 2D. I found the 3d experience distracting and I couldnt sink into the movie world. 3d just doesn't look realistic.

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Re: AVATAR - 3D vs 2D

i am so excited to see this movie but haven't had the chance to do so yet. all your input is so great i will report back with my review as soon as i can that's if i ever get to see it.

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