It begins. I didn't think that it would happen this soon, but articles are starting to appear stating the decline of 3D! I have always stated how much I dislike 3D, and I have always predicted its inevitable decline, as well as everybody's realization of its gimmicky nature. I thought this would happen in a few years, but, luckily, we may not have to put with 3D for much longer--at least that's what the LA Times thinks...
According to them:
As more movies play in digital 3-D, there’s evidence that audiences are becoming
less interested in the ballyhooed format that many in Hollywood have predicted
will stem the long-term erosion of theater attendance.
And, their data states that:
The ratio of grosses in theaters with 3-D screens to those that are 2-D only has
declined significantly and fairly consistently since “My Bloody Valentine,” the
first film this year to play on a mix of both, suggesting audience interest in
the new format is waning.
Well, there's much more to read in the article here, but I would just like to say that I have predicted this all along. And I say, good riddance. There's a place for gimmicks and that's carnivals, the circus, and theme parks. They can have all the 3D and even 4D they want--just keep it out of my movie theaters! 3D is OK I suppose, but I definitely prefer brighter colors and no glasses. Simple is best. 2D is perfectly fine without another dimension butting in.
Source: LA Times