Wednesday, December 13

The Comeback of The 3D Film: A New Trend For a New Decade of Films

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Could 3D movies be making a comeback, ushering in a new 3D film craze for this new decade, the 2010’s? For the first decade of the 21st century, the 2000’s, moviegoers have had their minds and eyes battered by two types of film: The ‘Superhero’ film and the ‘Remake’ film. The Superhero trend was kicked off with “X-Men” in 2000 and climbed its way up from there with the likes of “Spider-Man”, “The Hulk”, “Daredevil”, “Watchmen”, and many more. 

The ‘Remake’ trend has been milked dry in the 2000’s with new versions of “[Rec]”, “Sorority Row”, “Prom Night”, “Friday the 13th”, “Dawn of the Dead”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, among others. While these two trends still seem to have a lot of miles left in them, the latest James Cameron blockbuster “Avatar” has sparked a brand new interest in the 3D film, resulting in the green-lighting of several 3D films that are now in pre-production. We have come a long way since the 3D film craze of the 1950s where movies like “Man in the Dark”, “House of Wax”, “It Came from Outer Space”, and “House on Haunted Hill”, and many more ushered in the 3D film effect. Even 3D technology itself has had quite a few baby steps along the way, what started out as blue and red paper glasses has now upgraded to the likes of Real D 3D and IMAX 3D. The 3D film trend has seen a somewhat long break, providing its services to nonsensical animated kids movies and a few IMAX versions of films that were made initially for 2D (i.e. the “Spider-Man” movies and “The Dark Knight”). However, we have recently seen somewhat of a comeback for the 3D film…. Read more


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