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#286072 - 01/09/10 09:44 AM Avatar in Regular 3D?
Argon Offline
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My wife has agreed to go with me to see Avatar today. There is not an IMAX within 100 miles from here - so that is out. The thing I am pondering is should I opt for the regular 3D version over no 3D. My oldest daughter has seen it both ways (reg 3D vs no 3D) and said the regular was not that impressive. Anyone have any thoughts on the topic?
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#286074 - 01/09/10 09:54 AM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: Argon]
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My oldest boy saw it in non-3D format and thought it was great - but he has issues with a 3D format; his eyes constantly water during the show and he gets headaches.

I took my youngest boy to see it Thursday night in 3D and it was amazing. Just to get an idea of what the standard format might have been, I closed one eye and the graphics and effects were still pretty good, but not as good as 3D.

If you can, sit deal center in the theater with your head level and eyes square to the screen. Sitting off center might create some image mismatch.

I'd vote for the 3D version, personally.

Scott
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#286087 - 01/09/10 10:50 AM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: a401classic]
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I agree with Scott on trying to sit as close to center as possible. Go early and stake out a good seat. I saw the movie twice over the holidays and the first time I sat in the middle of the theater and the 3D effects were really good. The second time, we sat off to the side a bit and some of the images and effects just didn't look right.
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#286130 - 01/09/10 03:38 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Loved it in "regular" 3D. Sit in the middle like others are saying and it will be great.
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#286161 - 01/09/10 07:22 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: nickbuol]
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I see Alan has made a comment in the shout box regarding glasses over glasses; not a factor for me - yet - but something you may want to consider... Ahhh,let me consult the 12yr old (not the aforementioned rum, but my son who wears glasses).... .............................

OK the boy wore his glasses the other night and said his eyes watered a bit at first then it was all good.

You could always start with the 3D version and if it doesn't work out, get a refund for the difference and go see the 2D (make a big enough scene in the foyer and they'll probably just give you the tickets.)

Scott
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#286163 - 01/09/10 07:40 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: a401classic]
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not sure if 3d glasses over my eyeglasses would work right... maybe just wait for the bluray \:\)
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#286180 - 01/09/10 08:48 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: terzaghi]
Argon Offline
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 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
not sure if 3d glasses over my eyeglasses would work right... maybe just wait for the bluray \:\)


My wife wore her glasses and had no trouble with the 3D glasses. She is not a fan of Sci Fi but she liked the movie. I thought it was excellent - not just for 3D but for the gut impact of the movie. The audience was mesmerized. No talking - no going to the concession - and when it was over we applauded. I go to movies to have reality suspended. This fit the bill and then some. I agree that it could become a reference standard the home theater crowd.
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#286184 - 01/09/10 08:54 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: Argon]
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I wore my eyeglasses under the 3D glasses and had no problem. They were oversized enough to fit over the glasses without being too bulky.
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#286214 - 01/09/10 11:19 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: St_PatGuy]
davew Offline
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It took my eyes and mind about 20 minutes to relax enough to just enjoy the 3D show. I wore the 3D glasses over my eyeglasses too. For the first 5 minutes I kept wanting to push them up further on my nose but my own glasses were in the way. I would recommend to everyone to watch it in 3D and would not hesitate to watch in 3D again myself.

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#286297 - 01/10/10 06:02 PM Re: Avatar in Regular 3D? [Re: davew]
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I was very skeptical of the 3D before watching this. Saw it last night. Wow. Probably some of the best visuals I've ever seen in a movie. The 3D effect was amazing. I don't know if I'd ever want to have that full time in my house but for movies, VERY nice.

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