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Prometheus - 2D v 3D

Tuesday 19 June 2012, 15:53

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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I've heard from a number of people who wanted to see Prometheus in 2D but have been frustrated by the lack of screens showing this format. Isn't it time we did something about the way we are being pushed into the 3D trap?

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    Comment number 1.

    Fright Night. A film which is already extremely dark which was then added with 30% light loss. There was no option near me to see it in 2D so I went for the 3D screening and made some of the scenes almost un-watchable with it's dark environments and color tones. If you're going to make a 3D movie, make sure that the image is bright! If not give me the option to see it in a way that I can get maximum enjoyment out of it.

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    Comment number 2.

    Er....Am I getting the wrong video? I say this because I've seen this before.

    Title does not match the video.

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    Comment number 3.

    #2 You're right. Someone has posted last weeks blog.

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    I would rather see my big blockbusters (Prometheus, Avengers etc.) in 2D, but the problem is, if I'm gonna go all the way to the cinema to see a film, and I only go a couple times a year to actually see a film on the big screen, then I'd rather go and see it in IMAX with 7.1 surround sound in the biggest screen I can find. Sadly, this means I end up having to see the 3D print, because 2D IMAX is not available, because well it makes them less money.

    That's not to say I hate 3D, The Avengers actually had some nice 3D moments, no matter what Mark says, but the 3D in Prometheus was fairly un-noticeable or immersive, and with a film that was quite dark when they were in the cave, I really could have lived without it.

    The industry is never going to actually change though, because in the end it is a business, whose job it is to make money, and if they can make more money off 3D, they'll never settle for less.

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    Comment number 5.

    Confusingly, this weeks video is found via the link under the video (which is from a couple of weeks ago).


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