31 New Things: See a 3D Movie

Was I expecting too much when I thought that 3D movies would change my life? That my life would be divided into “Before 3D” and “After 3D”? And was I out of line to expect that this life changing experience would come via Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore?

 

I think those were pretty fair expectations for a movie starring a hairless cat with the voice of Better Midler.So on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I managed to convince the BFF to accompany me to a matinee of this gem. I sat down with a giant Diet Coke and prepared to have my world rocked.

But my world was not rocked. I mean, it was nudged maybe. But at no point did I have to put my hands in front of my face, nor did I attempt to grab something out of the air. There was laughter and there was cooing but there was no air-grabbing.

Regardless, I think we can all agree that any movie that features Kenneth from 30 Rock holding a hairless cat in a bunny costume is worth the price of admission.

Have you ever seen a 3D movie? And more importantly, have you seen Cats and Dogs?

20 Comments

Ashe Mischief

To be honest, I think the 3-D experience is based on the movie. The Beau & I saw Coraline in 3-D and holy hell did it rock our world. Soon after, we saw Aliens vs. Monsters and UP, but neither of them compared to Coraline. I think that's part of it–a film has to be really BUILD for 3-D in order for it to rock your world (instead of studios going, "Oh, let's make this 3-D too..)…. and somehow I think Cats and Dogs wasn't made for that.

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Darcie

yeah, ashe is right. i saw ice age 3 in 3d, way better. i think a REALLY good one would have been 'cloudy with a chance of meatballs', but that ship has sailed. the preview for it was incredible! oh, well. hairless cat movie. πŸ˜‰

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Marie

I am totally not a fan of 3-D movies. I saw Coraline in 3-D and while a few effects were cool. I spent most of the movie trying to get my eyes to focus and thinking the colors were weird. I read an article that said some people's eyes can't do 3-D and I am thinking mine are in that category. So instead, I save some money and see the non 3-D version. πŸ™‚

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Sarah

I agree with the above comments. Depends on the movie. Have you seen 4d?? It's a Disney world thing for the most part, but they're cool the first few times you see them.

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Holly

the first movie I saw in 3D was a documentary about deep-sea creatures, and that was a pretty rad fit for the technology. more recently I saw Avatar in 3D and I didn't love that. I felt like my eyes were being forced to focus where they didn't necessarily want to, at times.

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Rosie Unknown

I saw Alice in Wonderland in 3D, and I have to admit it was pretty amazing. But like others have said, the movie really needs to work with the 3D, rather than just adding it on as a gimmick. With Alice it really added a sort of surreal quality to the film, and I think it was done well, so that it just blended in rather than popping out at you.

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andrea

Toy Story 3 was my first 3D film…It didn't really do anything for me. I loved the film, but that had nothing to do with 3D

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ReticentPurple

I've seen enough 3D movies to know that as a whole, they're pretty much overrated. Certain movies get more benefit from the 3D treatment, but a lot of the time, it just ends up feeling like a way for the studios to make more money. They're not bad, but not really worth the headache they're likely to give me. πŸ˜›

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starsanderin

I saw Avatar in 3D. It was pretty cool. Not sure if it was worth it or not.

Don't think I will be seeing Cats and Dogs anytime soon.

Erin
– Erin's Lucky Stars

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drummbellina

Oh they're so over-rated aren't they? I've seen a couple of 3d movies – the glasses made me uncomfortable so it kinda ruined the experience for me. The 3D affects aren't all that. Like you I was expecting things coming towards me and flying around the cinema haha! The best I got was a bullet kinda looking like it was coming towards me..

I had a better experience at an art showing – Mariko Mori was showing in a gallery in Hyde Park (london) and she had a 3d little animation of one of her pictures – now that was impressive because a little pink alien literally came out of the screen and hovered in front of my face!

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Madeleine

3D gives me migraines so it's a bit pointless as far as I'm concerned.
I once took a group of kids to see the dinosaur 3D at the Natural History Museum, and they either loved it or got really scared, so I guess it worked then.

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DaniellaBella

There is waaaay to much 3D going on. I honestly didn't notice anything different in Toy Story 3 and still had to wear the silly glasses and pay $4 extra. I know it's not a ton of money… but I could save that for a new pair of shoes/rainy day plane ticket fund!

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Anonymous

I love love love ur blog, and I can't believe that this is what is going to drive me to add my first comment, but fer serious you should give this a one a take two, and go see Step Up 3D. It's the third installment in a series that's already all about the visuals, and considers the plot a barely necessary contrivance, so it's the PERFECT vehicle for 3D. The 'film' is all about lack of gravity, nyc fantasy, and abs. And the abs are impressive. πŸ™‚

Okay, someday I will come back and express my heartfelt appreciation of the other awesome stuff you do regarding travel, and inspiration, and what it means to be a really cool grown up woman (and MN <3). But for today, it's just: see that movie.

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screwdestiny

I don't think anyone could *pay* me to see Cats and Dogs. At least, it would have to be more than the price of admission. I haven't seen a 3D movie yet. I REALLY wanted to see Avatar in 3D but it was not meant to be so I just saw it the good old fashioned way and it still ROCKED MY WORLD. I would like to see Step Up 3D. I think that would be pretty sweet.

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Reyna

The first movie I saw 3D was The Polar Express. The winding train made my weak stomach feel sick. It was amazing. Since then, I've been hooked. Although Avatar might have been a little much…

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Michelle

Ugh, 3D makes me feel headachey and nauseous. Plus it's so much more expensive! I saw Avatar in 3D but I hopefully won't get stuck seeing things in 3D again!

Okay, done with my negativity! ha.

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Katy

I think 3D is a fad for many movies. If it's not filmed for 3D, with a lot of movement and no gag tricks, it's just the same as a 2D. The best 3D movie I've seen in a while is the Muppets attraction at Walt Disney World!

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Holly @ Shopaholly

I took my summer camp kids to see this film during the week and A) thought it was pretty rubbish and B) it was so short! I had to find a whole extra hour of activity for them!

3D is a waste of money in my opinion. An adult ticket is over Β£10 here in the UK – you can buy two DVDs for that! I usually opt for the 2D option whenever possible.

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Natasha

I have to agree one of the commenter's on the type of film. When I saw Avatar in 3D, I was blown away by it all. Especially the design of Pandora, that was what really made me smile, particularly the part with the light-up flowers. And it was worth the extra money. xxx

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