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I haven’t been back to the theatre since my rant about Empire Theatres’ new reserved seating garbage. Not that I’ve really been avoiding it. There just haven’t been too many new releases that I’ve wanted to pay to go see.
So last night Jess and I were out, and noticed that Finding Nemo 3D was still playing. It’s been something that she’s wanted to see, and we didn’t think that we’d get the chance because of my pneumonia and the fact that the movie is only in theatres for 2 weeks. Well… I figured that I could probably hold myself together for an hour and a half, especially if I had a drink with me that I could enjoy when the coughing started. So into the theatre we went… to make select our reserved seats.
Ever been the only person in a movie theatre? Me neither… until last night. Apparently $14/ticket to see a 10 year old movie where everyone already knows how it ends (yeah… they found the little squirt) was too much for most people… even in 3D!
I still maintain that 3D is mainly a gimmick , and that most people simply don’t care about it. The empty theatre last night did nothing to dispel that feeling. Was it fun to watch? Absolutely! There were scenes that looked fantastic in 3D. If anything, animated movies are far better equipped to take full effect of 3D technology, and Finding Nemo certainly benefited from this. But did it impact my life differently than seeing the original in 2D? No… Finding Nemo 3D is still Finding Nemo, no matter how you dress it up. It’s cute. It’s funny. It’s touching. It’s all the things that we’ve come to expect from a Disney Pixar film. 2D? 3D? It doesn’t change much.
But we can now cross “Have an entire movie theatre to ourselves” off our bucket lists…