Roger Ebert Hates 3D "A Waste Of A Perfectly Good Dimension"

When award winning critic Roger Ebert has a bit of free time from claiming video games can never be art, he aims his sights on 3D. Continuing his onslaught of hate, Roger Ebert wrote a column for May 10th Newsweek titled Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too). He starts off the column with this

3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension.

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KeemJ2879d ago

lol @ "a waste of a dimension"

NateNater2879d ago

Yea! That dimension could have been used for something way more important!

Pennywise2879d ago

This guy is losing it... what does a waste of a perfectly good dimension even mean?

Chris3992878d ago

He's sounding more and more like that cranky ol' fellah who just can't be bothered to use them damn devil machines! (computers)

Technology marches on, regardless of the cries of protest from anachronists. Poor guy doesn't realize that he's just not relevant anymore.

Pennywise2878d ago

lol, chris... that is exactly what he sounds like. Next he will try to explain why VHS is better than Bluray.

Nineball21122878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

Strange, because I pretty much think Ebert is a waste of space in all dimensions.

Method2878d ago

It's amazing how this hack manages to get paid for making bullshit statements and 3 sentence reviews that show no actual insight.

young juice2878d ago

i had no idea dimensions had become a non-renewable resource

ian722878d ago

Roger Ebert is a waste of space and dimension, not 3D.

JsonHenry2878d ago

I think he is just saying no one has mastered it yet. I have watched all the recent 3D movies and I have to say so far I am not that impressed and it doesn't really seem to add much to the films.

In gaming however it makes it a lot easier to navigate in a 3D space. IMO.

sikbeta2878d ago

lol this old-dinosaur Hates everything Gaming Related, I'm sure If a Game has a Female as The main Character, he will say that hates women...

xabmol2878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

The reason I am glad that old people die. :)

If his way of thinking never ceased to exist we as a society could never evolve. Hurray for new ways of thinking!

Christopher2878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

How about people read the full bit in which this is being quoted? Here, I'll cut and paste it since I doubt most people here actually read the original article.

3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for.

I agree 100% with him.

Once again, yay for useless titles that are only aimed at exaggerating an article that delves further into the subject at hand. God do I ever freaking hate Web-based news-sites and bloggers who do this.

xabmol2878d ago

I bet he would have said the same thing about color tv back in the day. >.>

lsujester2878d ago

I agree with a lot of what he's saying. Take "Avatar", for instance. For every scene that looked really cool with 3D (like the one where he's awoken from cryo), there is a scene that has so much motion blur due to 3D, that it completely screws the scene. Not to mention how much darker everything was.

Honestly, I like the standard Blu-ray version of the movie more than the 3D version I saw in theaters.

darthv722878d ago

it could be if more movies come out that dont really need the 3D treatment.

I am reminded of a quote from Syndrom (the incredibles): With everybody one will be.

3D is what sets apart some movies from others. The more it gets thrown around the more common and ultimately un-wow-factor-ish it becomes. Like the whole CGI animation thing. Toy Story...WOW, now it is becoming a staple in animated movies to the point of being pointless. They are trying to find new ways to wow the crowd but unfortunately you can only cg animate so much before it gets dull.

Silver3602878d ago

He is old and evil but will die soon so we can live with him for now.

Cevapi882878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

what i believe he is trying to say is that all of these companies and movie execs are hyping 3D at theaters and now on HD TVs yet it really isnt 3D when it is just an image....the tech has just started to come out...what he believes is probably that there is much more potential in this, meaning that 3D shouldnt be confined to a screen...there will probably be a revolution in 3D tech in the coming decade just as we have seen back all the way with VHS to where we are now...3D will bring more far it will go?? we dont know yet....its just like those articles of what next gen will bring to people? a lot of speculation

EDIT: and why is this site hyping up something he said that was related to movies....i actually agree with him....some of the theaters jack up prices on 3D movies and you barley get anything out of it...i know that this has happened to most of us...i have learned to stay away from 3D until they actually come up with something better

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coolcut1352878d ago

pay him no attention and he might go away

mrv3212878d ago

A waste of a dimension? Doesn't that require there being another purpose?

Without the 3D dimension NOTHING would be possiple.

Wait? The 3D dimension wasn't invented, nor created it's just a term to describe X,Y,Z there's no changing it.

Captain Tuttle2878d ago

Jeez you guys, don't be so literal. It's just a pun (a bad one but still...)

bjornbear2878d ago

but facing the truth, its going to be very common place in future with outdoors advertising and cinemas

just keep to times =)

funny one though xD watse of a dimension, give me some of what he's dropping xD

Inside_out2878d ago

Everybody is embracing 3D for the's been around for ever....cost more to watch a tv's cost more...old technology being played off as something space age....Big greedy scam....Everything is using 3D now...Manufacturers love it...excuse to raise prices....

People are so's the best, now I pay more for everything...

bjornbear2878d ago

but only now has technology paid off for the producers / manufacturer to sell 3D and make a profit

it isn't a money scam, if you don't like 3D / aren't interested (me for example) then don't buy it

its only a scam for people who think its essential, and tbh if you are dumb enough to fall for that, you deserve to be scammed

take off your tin foil hat this isn't world domination or anything...just business and progression of technology

Raypture2878d ago

No Avatar happened, and now we see a big push for everything in 3D. Personally I don't want it, I live in a 3 Diminsional world, when I play a game or watch a movie I don't want to be reminded of that.

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