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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM

2D or not 2D? That is the question . . .

So, the other day I was on the phone with an assistant at the veterinarian’s office, discussing a medication refill for my geriatric (but adorable) cat, Myrna Loy. The assistant had to consult with the vet, Dr. S., and then called me back, saying that yes, it was fine to refill the prescription, and that I didn’t need to bring the cat back for a recheck until August if she continued to do well, and then added that Dr. S. had a question for me, OK, I said, prepared to discuss my cat’s eating or litter-box habits. “He wants to know,” she said, “if he should see ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in 2D or 3D.”
This sort of question pops up in my life all the time; sort of an occupational hazard. But the 2D-or-3D issue is the topic du jour in movieland at the moment, with the current rush of films both made in 3D (“Avatar”) and made in 2D then converted to 3D (“Clash of the Titans,” “Alice in Wonderland,” several upcoming films including the last two “Harry Potter” movies). I haven’t yet seen “Titans” — which screened while I was away on vacation — but I liked the 3D effects in “Alice,” though they’re definitely more of a subtle enhancement than a truly immersive experience. I noted in my review that (like “Up”) you won’t miss much if you see the movie in 2D. Whether you catch it in 3D depends on a) your curiousity about the form, and b) your willingness to spend a few extra dollars (up to $5 in many theaters; though often less for matinees) for the privilege.
Some are noting that “Clash of the Titans,” a late conversion to 3D (done, according to the Hollywood Reporter, in a lightning-fast 10 weeks), is disappointingly flat. What did you think? Did you find the 3D in “Titans,” or in “Alice,” worth the extra money? (And here’s a question aimed at Hollywood: Why can’t moviegoers save the 3D glasses and then get a discount for bringing their own? I have a pair in my purse right now.)

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