3d's Drawbacks

Topics: 3-D film, Movie theater, Depth perception Pages: 2 (657 words) Published: May 19, 2013
Drawbacks of 3D Movies
According to IMDb.com, James Cameron’s Avatar has become the highest grossing film ever to achieve more than $2 billion. Avatar earned $2,783,165,628 because 2/3 of its tickets sold are for 3D watching. This phenomena made people starts to think that this is the era of 3D. Now, almost every movie is produced in 3D. And to enjoy 3D movies at home, vendors start to provide 3D facilities such as 3D TVs, 3D Blu-Ray players, 3D projectors, etc. Despite the fact that 3D is very interseting to watch, not many people realize that watching 3D movies also has disadvantages. These drawbacks would make 3D movies not accepted easily in public. I personally think that watching 3D movies is bad for health, a waste of dimension and high in cost.

First, watching 3D movies is bad for health. Some people confirmed that after they watch 3D movies on 3D TVs they had nausea and headaches. The reason is because when watching 3D movies from 3D TVs, viewers must use the special 3D glasses given by vendors. Some vendors actually provide special 3D glasses using active shutter technology. This technology is bad for viewing. Because, when watching, human eyes have to see through active shutter open and close rapidly in the glasses. This causes the tiredness of eyes and nausea and headache. Children under 7 years old will be more affected by using these active shutter glasses. Because the children’s eyes are not fully developed to see fast images, nausea and headache easily attack children under 7 years old.

Secondly, 3D movies are a waste of dimension. 3D format is not actually needed to make us see depth perception in a movie. Because, when we see a conventional 2D movie, we can already feel the depth. The reason is, our brain can automatically convert 2D to 3D so we can feel 3D within a normal 2D image. Now, people are trying to convert 2D movies to 3D. This conversion will not have better results than originally shot 3D movies. Converted 3D movies will create...
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