I have to be honest, when I started this blog I thought it was going to be a long time before 3D gained wide acceptance as more than a gimmick. Audiences were weary of poke-in-the-eye hijinks and cheap, quickie cardboard conversions and there was very little to point to (Avatar and, um, Avatar 2?) as an alternative.
The tide is turning sooner than I expected. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scorsese’s Hugo actually “overperformed” at the box office on its opening weekend. The film is a hit with audiences and critics, winning new respect and credibility for 3D.
I wanted this blog to be a forum to exchange ideas, debunk myths, and objectively consider the challenges of 3D, but now I’ve also got to find some polite ways to say “I told you so”.
There’s still a long way to go, but when I read things like this from the Irish Times, “Scorsese and 3D: enough already” it makes me smile.