We just went to see Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. The film itself was good lighthearted fun, with the normal jokes running at multiple levels. But the 3D was superb. I don’t mean the parts where things flew out of the screen – in fact those bits were a bit annoying since the illusion broke down a bit. I mean the magic of a deeply immersive experience that left me feeling like DVD/blu-ray films just miss something. The generation of the 3D itself was pretty much bullet-proof, with full colour bright images – a far cry from the green and red goggles of old.
I’m also delighted that it’s a technology that makes it fundamentally hard to video in a cinema – most of the copyright theft prevention activities has been horribly ham-fisted and treated everyone as guilty (not even until proved innocent if moguls had their way). This is harder to copy (not impossible I suspect – but harder) – but along the way it provides a better experience.
So, if you’ve any attraction to the Toy story/Shrek type films, then I’d encourage you to find a 3D capable cinema and go enjoy yourself. And, as for films at home – well blu-ray is still great, but I can see a technology update coming down the tracks at some point for home 3D