3-D movies suck in consumers’ cash

Adelle Whitefoot

Nowadays almost every movie made comes out in 3-D. The 3-D phenomenon has even got film makers redoing classic movies such as the “Star Wars” films, Disney movies and yes, even “Jurassic Park.”

I’ll admit, when 3-D movies first came out, I went to a few of them out of curiosity. The first 3-D film I saw was “Up” and I really enjoyed it, but I didn’t enjoy the headache that I got from it.

I believe 3-D films are just a trend, like camouflage when I was in seventh grade or collecting cards from some game. But as long as people want to stay “hip” and think that going to see 3-D films is doing so, movie companies will continue to make bank.

Not only are companies making customers pay more for 3-D movies (at least in Marquette), they are now redoing old, high-grossing movies. They have already released many classic Disney movies, such as “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast” in 3-D, while simultaneously releasing these movies from the vault in an attempt to make more money.

But when I heard that they were releasing “Titanic,” the highest-grossing movie of all time until 2009 when “Avatar” knocked it down to second, all I could think was, “Who would pay to see that movie in 3-D?” I love “Titanic,” don’t get me wrong, but I would never pay to see it on the big screen just because it’s 3-D.

Anyone that would is just playing into the film production companies’ greedy hands. Instead of just coming out with new films to release, these companies would rather spend less money and remake films in 3-D.

People are so obsessed with what’s “trendy” that new film companies are making more money off of 3-D films then they are 2-D films. That’s $381 million compared to the $89.1 million that they make off of 2-D movies.

But other than trying to be “trendy,” I don’t see why people pay more to watch a film in 3-D that they probably already own or have seen a hundred times. If you really want to see your favorite movie on the big screen, why not just pay for the 2-D? Everytime there is a 3-D film released, a 2-D version is released at a cheaper price.

Hopefully 3-D movies will die out soon and I will never have to watch a 3-D film ever again. I’d rather pay to see a new film for an already expensive movie ticket than to see a movie I already own.