3-D movies over poplulate theatres

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The recent trend of growing 3-D movies offers a whole different movie-watching experience. Saw 3-D brought in 10 million, according to sentinel&enterprise.com and other #-Ds have proven successful, such as “Jackass 3-D,” Toy Story 3-D and Avatar. “I think 3-D movies are a fun twist and change to the traditional 2-D movies,” said senior Anna Pulley. “It can make the movie more exciting.” The difference between a 3-D movie and a normal movie is that 3-D enhances the illusion of depth perception. A movie being shown in 3-D is not a new phenomenon; in fact they were popular in the 1950s. However, in the last five years they have been reborn and grown more popular in theaters. Since 3-D movies have done so well financially in the box office, many of the big box office movies will be coming out in 3-D. Avatar is an example of why movies are starting to emerge in 3-D. As a 3-D box office hit, Avatar grossed over $750 million. Since it involves different technology that takes an extra projector to show, movie theaters will charge $3 to $5 more to see a 3-D movie. That extra cost is a large factor that determines why some students will not see these movies. “It’s not worth the extra $4 to see in 3-D,” said senior Josh Overmyer. Another common complaint about 3-D movies is the fact that the viewer has to wear glasses during the whole movie. “I like 3-D movies,” said senior Kevin Chupp. “But I don’t like wearing the glasses because I have a big head and they don’t fit. Also, my eyes get tired.” Even with those complaints, many people like going to a 3-D movie because it does make the movie come alive. Ducking under a log that appeared to be coming straight at your head can be an additional rush. “If there was no cost difference I would choose a 3-D movie because it seems to make you more of the movie,” said Pulley. Many of the major upcoming movies are being released in 3-D. Expected hits like, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Tron: Legacy,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Cars 2,” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” are all going to be released in 3-D as well as approximately twenty-five other 2011 movies.
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