It may be hard to believe that the big push of 3D movies and the availability of 3D televisions for the home has been in full swing for at least a couple of years. What is even more amazing is that despite a lot of money been throwing into promoting the 3D format it is still lingering in the ‘gaining traction’ stage and is yet to fully take off.
Here we take a look at why 3D television and movies will fail.
Lack of Quality Content.
Since the big movie studios began to push the 3D format there has been a steady stream of movie releases that use 3D technology. The big problem here is that none of the movies which have been released can really be considered as a blockbuster movie. The majority of movies which utilise 3D technology are kid’s movies many of which are old kids movies such as Toy Story and other Disney classics which have been retro fitted with 3D.
Because of this you cannot help but feel that the movie studios are really scrapping the barrel and not really getting behind the technology other than to try and squeeze a couple of extra bucks out of movies that we have already seen a hundred times.
People Don’t Want to Wear Silly Glasses.
If you want to view a 3D movie you are going to have to wear a pair of special glasses which will allow you to see the 3D image correctly. At first, for many people, wearing 3D glasses may be a little bit of a novelty but that soon gets old.
It is one thing to wear a pair of 3D glasses when you go to your local cinema but who wants to wear stupid 3D glasses when they are sat at home watching the real housewives of Orange County?
There are several television manufactures which are experimenting with 3D televisions that have a special screen which allows 3D content to be viewed without the need for 3D glasses but this technology is still receiving mixed views. It is also nowhere near as good as what you will experience with 3D glasses.
3D Movies Does Not Deliver What People Expect.
3D is unlikely to catch on unless the movie studios begin to deliver what people expect from a 3D movie. When your average person sits down to watch a movie in 3D they are expecting things to come popping out of the screen. In reality this may happen once in a blue moon and the person watching the movie sees a depth to the picture but depth is not as exciting as things popping out of the screen.
Until film makers realise exactly what people are expecting from a 3D movie the format will continue to struggle to gain traction and continue to die a slow and inevitable death.
Too Much Time Has Passed.
The more time that passes the less chance there is of the 3D format ever catching on. 3D has already been given a good chance by the movie going public and people are already begging to lose interest as it is not delivering what is expected.
The format of 3D really needs to deliver something impressive and it needs to deliver something fast otherwise people will lose interest in it all together.