Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What to Expect From a 3-D Movie

I went to see Alice in Wonderland tonight with my daughter. I had no idea what to expect from a 3-D movie. The reason I went with my daughter is because, like Johnny Depp, My Sweetie has eye problems and can't do the 3-D thing. Remember these magic eye things from the 90's?:

Well, My Sweetie has never seen the dinosaur (or anything else they have projecting out of those things) in his life. I never had a problem with those things because you are supposed to relax your eyes and after a lot of beers I find it very easy to relax my eyes. Sometimes I would walk into a room with one of those things and see it right away.
I didn't know how the 3-D glasses thing would work. I thought maybe they pass them around like shoes at a bowling alley and I didn't want to get head germs from some stranger. (That's why I always have my own bowling shoes.) I thought about taking my own because for some reason I have lots of the paper 3-D glasses. Even unused ones. I guess my husband brings them home from work. But I didn't take any and I'm glad, because we got different ones. They were plastic and like real glasses. Well, like real cheap sunglasses. They even fit over your regular glasses if you wear them. My daughter turned to me and said, "Cool. These fit over my glasses." I hadn't thought of that, but had my "movie glasses" in my purse. I pulled them out and put them on, and sure enough, the 3-D glasses went right over them.
Before the movie even started a message came up on the screen that said "Put on your 3-D glasses now." We put them on and some 3-D movie trailers came on and all I could think of was this:

It was just like looking through the old View Masters, except the pictures were moving. I really loved those View Masters when I was a kid. I'm not sure why, but we never had any. I guess when wish list time came around we didn't think of those, but when we visited friends that had them we loved them. My cousin Ann used to get annoyed with me because as soon as I got into her room I would attack the View Master.
If you came to this site looking for information about 3-D movies and you have never looked through a View Master, I can't help you, because that's exactly what it's like. Except for the movement and the things coming toward you. I liked the butterflies. It seemed like you could almost reach out and grab one. Not that I've ever grabbed a butterfly.
Anyway, if you don't have any sort of eye problem like Johnny Depp and My Sweetie, you will get a real kick out of a 3-D movie. The only downside was I couldn't see my food at all. I ordered a southwestern chicken salad and have no idea if that's what it was, but there was some sort of lettuce and I got a few bites of avocado and one time tasted cilantro. But other than not being able to see my food, the experience was good and Alice in Wonderland was a fun movie. And I could see my beer just fine.

~ ~ ~And Happy St. Patrick's Day!~ ~ ~


Jazz said...

I had a view master! I loved that thing.

Mr. Jazz said...

You eat a salad while watching a movie?!?

geewits said...

~~They really were the bomb.

~~It's called The Movie Tavern and they have a full service bar and menu. It's a nice set-up. You have a counter or a table depending on your seat. You can probably google it and see pictures and info.

mrwriteon said...

Viewmasters! What a blast from the past. I loved those things when I was a kid. And 3-D as the very next thing. Bullshit. I remember going to see 'Charge at Feather River' in 3-D when I was about 10. I also had a 3-D Mighty Mouse comic book. I predict it will phase out within a year or so.

geewits said...

Ian, it's not the cheap red-blue thing anymore. They are some sort of special polarized lenses. They don't even work on standard computer 3-D pics. It was quite fascinating. If you liked the view masters, you should check it out.

Carole said...

Oh, I meant to show you my newfangled View Master. You must remind to show you someday soon. I always love the View Masters and Magic Eyes too. You know they have moving Magic Eyes now too, like a shark swimming through water. Glad you had a fun time at the movies, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

Jocelyn said...

My question is this: after several hours, does 3-D vision wear on you? I mean, I don't think I could look through a Viewmaster for 2 hours without getting an enormous headache.

Hope you have NO KIND of hangover today.

geewits said...

~~Cool! I can't wait to see those.

~~It didn't bother me at all. I loved it. It's not the red blue thing but some sort of polarized lenses.