Weekend Round Up #32

This weekend’s movies:

A Clockwork Orange, Assault on Precinct 13, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,  King Solomon’s Mine, Mortdecai, Seven Samurai, The Leopard

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The Con Of 3D

My first experience with 3D was back in the eighties. There was a special on TV and glasses came with the TV Times Magazine.

That was a blue and red mess.

So nowadays there’s none of that and the images are true and realistic…

Hold on to that thought.

I’ve seen a fair few movies in 3D since Real 3D started, and here’s the thing: it rarely adds anything to the experience.

Off the top of my head: The Nightmare Before Christmas was a lacklustre experience, and this is a movie I love!

Not a single movie stands out, except Avatar. The 3D in that really adds to the movie, shame it’s so bad in every other aspect though.

Actually, the best bit of 3D I’ve seen is the Lionsgate intro. That seems wrong to me.

I’ve also noticed getting headaches after a 3D movie. This doesn’t happen with normal 2D.

Not to mention the exorbitant prices to watch 3D. If this technology is meant to save cinema, then they’re going about it the wrong way.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that I avoid it as much as possible. What about you?

Thoughts On Jurassic World

In August last year, I watched the Jurassic Park box set and had this to say about it: http://wp.me/p4GDsR-1k

So whilst there was excitement all around me when I sat down to watch Jurassic World, I had few expectations.

I liked this one the best out of all the series.

It suffers from less sentimentality than the Spielberg original. This is a good thing for me.

Have you ever been the Florida theme parks? You’ll recognise quite a few imageries throughout the movie.

I liked the cast, the music (this week’s earworm), the dinosaurs (duh). I thought the story was the most solid of the lot.

I loved the Asylum bits – clearly not intentional but great for my enjoyment.

I think it could have been a bit shorter; it felt longer than its running time.

No surprises this is a huge hit and most people will love it.