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Danny Boyle: 3D movies a “phase”

While 3D movies are a popular additional feature of many big movie releases at the moment, not everyone thinks so, audiences and content producers alike. One big name that doesn’t think they’ll be around forever is Danny Boyle.

Describing himself as appreciative of what some directors have done with it, Boyle went on to say (via The Guardian) that he didn’t use 3D himself and that he hates watching movie in 3D. “I’m a spectacle wearer, so I hate going to 3D movies because you have to wear two pairs of spectacles, which makes you feel like even more of a prat. You know how everybody feels a bit of prat wearing 3D spectacles? You as a spectacle wearer feel a double prat.”

Despite the fact that he terms glasses as “spectacles,” Boyle should know what he’s talking about. This is the guy behind Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire and others. Ok he also did 28 weeks later and Sunshine, but nobody gets it right 100 per cent of the time.

Trainspotting
'Man... that was like, 4D...'

But if 3D is dying out already, what is the next big thing in cinema? According to Boyle, it’s about the sound. “There are sound innovations coming actually, particularly Dolby Atmos, which are going to do something very equivalent to what 3D does. So, I don’t know if 3D will survive to be honest. I think it may be a phase.”

KitGuru Says: Gotta say, the more 3D movies I see, the less I care about it as a technology. I saw Avatar and The Hobbit at the Imax, 3D, super everything and it was fine. I don’t care about stuff floating in-front of my-face, unless I’m a little inebriated and the glasses just tired my eyes out after a couple of hours. Normal 3D movies are even less impressive.

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