Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mama Curmudgeon and 3-D Movies

I'm sort of a curmudgeon when it comes to 3-D movies. If I don't think it's going to really add a lot to the movie, we see the regular version rather than the 3-D version. I mean, come on, going to the movies as a family is expensive enough, and then to add $5.00 extra per person for the 3-D experience? Examples of movies we could have seen in 3-D but DIDN'T include Despicable Me, Toy Story 3, and How to Train Your Dragon. In those movies, seeing how the story played out was far more important than the visuals, in my humble opinion.

My boys were big fans of Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. My oldest read at least ten of the books in middle school (he read as far as the series went at the time). My youngest read to about book seven, and then lost interest. Anyway, they were excited to see the film adaptation, Legend of the Guardian. I looked up reviews, as I usually do, and most of them said the the 3-D affects for this movie were fantastic, and some said the visuals were far more entertaining than the story. I sighed and said, "Okay. 3-D it is."

And I have to say - the visuals were stunning. They definitely kept me entertained when the story didn't. My boys really enjoyed the movie, so much so that my oldest son came home and immediately started rereading book 1. I'm glad we saw it in 3-D.

So yesterday, we hear about
the next latest and greatest 3-D films coming to the screen.

In our house, I'm pretty sure we have more Star Wars Legos/toys/games/action figures/bed sheets/stuffed animals than we do family photos. George Lucas probably has a vacation home funded completely by the Schroeder family. So you can imagine how excited my boys were to hear about ALL SIX STAR WARS MOVIES BEING RELEASED IN 3-D!!

Mama Curmudgeon doesn't have a fighting chance with this one, folks.

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