Quote of the Day: 3D Is Going to Ruin Movies For a Long Time to Come

Read the whole piece … a review of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  Interesting how for this reviewer and, let’s face it, for most of us that it’s the story that matters in the end …

Such is the problem with 3D. It is so mind-numbingly amazing that narrative storytelling hasn’t caught up with the technology. The corporate screenwriting borgs are so busy trying to come up with plot devices to highlight all the newfangled whoosiwhatsits—objects being hurled at the audience, flying sequences, falling leaves, glowing Venus Flytraps—that no one is really bothering to tell a tale. The audience will let them get away with it too, their mind clouded and their retinas dazzled by the computer animated squiggles of so many creative minds. They’ll keep plopping down their 12 16 dollars without caring about anything other than the spectacle.

via Defamer: Gawker’s Column from Hollywood





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