They make the entire film an oval that is in the centre of the screen as everything needs to come at the audience. Not only are the sides of the frame not used, but everything outside what is directly in front of the viewer, narrower even than 4:3 aspect ratio on old school broadcast television in field of vision, is now ignored by the director and cinematographer.
I have seen several films in 3-D and I simply do not like it. It hurts my eyes, I find myself taking off the glasses frequently due to fatigue, it's a gimmick as it was back the 1950's with similar technology, and it's just a way to prevent in theatre video piracy and internet re-posting of content as it was then to counter act the rise of television.
The 3-D is not even convincing. Everything is now a 2-D cardboard cutout in a 3-D diorama stage with arrows and rocks and characters flying at the audience. Dull, boring and repetitive.
The effect is not new - it looks exactly as a Tru Vue stereoscope or the View-Masters from the 1960's that had cartoons and such on them in single paired stereo frames in colour.
It looks exactly like that, only in motion.
The final time I saw a 3-D film last month about 35 minutes into the move (The Hobbit), I got a splitting headache.
Then to my alarm my left eye goes completely blank dark black blind for a few seconds, vision returns and when it does my brain was no longer able to coalesce the two blurred images on screen, via the glasses, onto my eyes and into my brain and integrate them as one 3-D image.
Whether with the glasses on or off at that moment, I saw what you see when you take off your special 3-D glasses. Glasses on or off, I saw the blurry image with the two colours. My brain had reached its limit and was no longer able to process 3-D.
35 minutes into the film I took this as a sign, and I left.
I shall never watch another 3-D film or TV show ever again.
Edited by marone - 5/3/13 at 8:18am