Jan 20, 2009

This post in 3-D!!!

OK, not really. Just pretend the words and pictures are leaping off the page. Like lemmings off of a cliff.

That's a really sad simile, isn't it? Or is it an example of anthropomorphism? I don't think so. I just really like the word "anthropomorphism".

What was I saying? Oh yeah. 3-D. I went to see My Bloody Valentine 3-D over the weekend, and it rocked the house! Oh, it wasn't a good movie. Far from it, in fact. It probably wouldn't be a stretch to call it terrible. But the 3-D fun made up for it all. It made it awesome!


Here's a bit of Earl trivia for ya: I had never seen a 3-D movie in the theater before this weekend. Nope, never. Me...a child of the 70's and 80's (well, I wasn't exactly a child in the 80's) had never seen a 3-D film in the theater before. I saw a few on video without the glasses, and I watched a kids movie a year or so ago on DVD that gave me a headache. But never in the theater.

Apparently 3-D effects have gotten much, much better over the past 25 years or so. Now it isn't just a handful of special effects that pop out every once in a while. The entire film was in 3-D. Every shot in every scene. Made for some very cool effects.

But you know the best part of seeing this particular film in the theater? I saw it in Jamaica, Queens in the middle of the day and me and my buddy were the only two white dudes in the entire building. One minute into the film we knew we were in the right place at the right time. Chatter and talking back to the film were accepted, even encouraged. When I'm seeing a piece of crap film like that I like to treat the viewing like my own personal episode of MST-3000. Slyde knows what I'm talking about. Ask him about the time we saw Cliffhanger in the theater sometime. That was a classic adventure.

My advice: If you want to check your brain for a little while and go along for the roller coaster, then go see this film.

(This is the part of the post when Slyde decides that he is gonna trash me in the comments section for going to see it without him. Sorry, dude.)

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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the anthropomorphic lemmings are doing it.

19 comments:

Avitable said...

Amy and I saw that this weekend, too, and we laughed our asses off. It was a total blast, and the 3D is what made it so fun. The movie's designed to be cheesy fun, though - it's not trying to be a serious horror. I don't think.

FourLeafClover said...

Oh man... you make me really want to see this now!

Bella@That damn expat said...

There you go with your sneaky titles again. And to think I was rummaging around for my 3D glasses.

Michelle said...

I want to see this film but i have a question for you....

Will i be frightened????

Happy Taking Oath of Office Day!!!!

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - exactly. Cheesy fun. That's what it is.

4Leaf - they have 3-D in Canada? ;)

Expat - I think we are about 3 years away from 3-D blogging. It's gonna rock!

Michelle - the film wasn't scary at all. Just cheesy fun, like Adam said. Gory, yes. But cheesy gore.

i am the diva said...

hm, funny - that's almost word for word what my little brother said about the movie - except for the part about being in Jamaica, and the part about being a child of the 70s or 80s,.. oh and the part about MST-300, and Slyde...

B.E. Earl said...

Diva - was your little brother at least BORN in the 80's? Crap!

Water Logged Canine said...

This post is fuckin' TOUGH!"

Candy's daily Dandy said...

OMG!So it is true! I love the scene in Scary Movie Whatever when the girl is at "Shakespeare in Love" and she's on her cell phone talking, eating fried chicken, talking to the movie...
Classic.

Heff said...

Just for the record, is ANY 3-D movie actaully GOOD, aside from the 3-D effects ? No.

Slyde said...

i actually want to see this movie, warts and all. Most of the reviews say, as bad as the movie is, the 3d is so good that it makes it a good experience...


p.s. you suck for not asking me to go. but you knew that.

Ookami Snow said...

I don't think I will see it, but I am intrigued about the 3D aspect of it.

B.E. Earl said...

WLC - inside humor. I LOVE IT!

Candy - Richard Pryor used to do a funny bit about watching Jaws in an all-black theater. So did Robin Williams, but it was funnier when Pryor did it.

Heff - good point.

Slyde - it's so worth it. And I already apologized. Like you would have gone to queens anyway.

Ookami - they call it True-D now, because the entire film is in 3-D. I was impressed.

Dr Zibbs said...

Lookin' forward to seeing this one.

teeni said...

To me, that is the perfect reason for a movie - checking the brain and going along for the ride. :) I love special effects so I definitely want to see this one.

B.E. Earl said...

Zibbs - you will love it.

Teeni- the 3-D was amazing!

pure evyl said...

I'll have to watch it. I heard they had midgets.

B.E. Earl said...

Evyl - the midget is still making me smile. :)

Ookami Snow said...

True-D like from the Facts of Life?