11 Worst Abuses of 3D

Some things should just stay in two dimensions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2010 1:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – 3D used to be innovative and fun on special occasions. Now it’s everywhere—even the Hangover sequel might be in 3D, and Sam Greenspan, for one, doesn’t want to “to pay extra money so I can see the unwieldy moist hairs of Zach Galifianakis's beard right up in my face.” He offers up 11 more abuses of 3D, on 11Points.com:

  • Clash of the Titans: The characters looked like “awkward cardboard cutouts from the original South Park episodes,” and the film is a lesson for why movies should never be “retro-fitted” to 3D.
  • The dancing baby: “If the creepy, choppy dancing baby video came out today, and not in '96,” there’s no way it would have gotten “a prominent spot on the modern equivalent of Ally McBeal.”

  • Monsters Vs. Aliens Super Bowl commercial: To see this commercial in 3D, you had to go out and get the glasses. “They called this an ‘event.’ I called this, ‘Asking the public to do way too much work to watch a commercial.’”
  • Magic Eye puzzles: Mention this ‘90s fad today, and you’ll get one of two reactions: “‘I could never see those things’ or ‘I could see them but they were always such a letdown.’”
  • Doritos 3D: “When the best thing people can say about your new product is that they're like 'a slightly more flavorful version of Bugles,' that's not a good sign.”
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