If 3D is specifically used for some artistic purpose, it has the potential to be an amazing experience and incredibly moving. I was lucky enough to catch Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams
in 3D (due in no small part to Jesse's recommendation) and it was wonderful.
3D is just another tool in the box for filmmakers. It can be used purposefully and artfully, as in Cave
. I also found the use of 3D in Coraline
to be effective. However, the vast majority of 3D movies are filmed normally and converted in post-production. It's essentially a gimmick and a way to artificially increase box office totals.
Basically, if a filmmaker chooses to shoot in 3D for artistic purposes, it might
be worth seeing in 3D. If a film is converted in post, save your money.
Also, 3D is a pain for those who already wear glasses