until they can make the technology better. I don't mind the concept itself. I've done a lot of 3D photography and have fun looking at my photos in my great-grandmother's stereoscope. But the technology doesn't seem to have gotten much better since her day. The glasses I've worn are uncomfortable and slide down my nose; I have to hold them up with my finger, which really distracts from the movie experience. And the movies I've seen in 3D are so much darker than the 2D versions, because the polarization cuts out half the light. My family has learned that if they want a cheerful Mom at the end of the movie, we should go to the 2D version, and save the 3D version for when I'm not along.
I'll probably see The Hobbit once in 3D just to see what it's like, but I'll probably see it a lot more often in 2D.
I went through that extreme passion with LotR, like you, and I have a great deal of trouble maintaining it with The Hobbit, which was never as dear to me as LotR. But, depending on how it's done, it'll be more of Middle-earth, and I'm pushing myself to enjoy it. The production videos help the most of anything else happening.
I bought a whole bunch of stuff for Rings, and my heart won't let me get rid of it--even the BK ring that sits on my bookcase collecting dust.
We are purchasing a bigger TV for our 25th houseversary and I plan a Rings marathon then or nearer to the new film's release. Perhaps that'll put me so much back in the mood that I'll buy those glasses, too. But I know that, other than the blu-rays when they are released, and perhaps a few tee shirts, my passion related-buying is over. It's a good thing, cause my house is too small for that.
I just think it's a waste of money since they'll probably cost more than the 'conventional' RealD glasses which are included when you buy a ticket. Plus, how they look uncomfortable! Not interested on this, I'll pass my turn.
(This post was edited by sam90 on Aug 6 2012, 11:15pm)
If I get them, my kids'll want them, and that's no good, as we all wear glasses anyway, so it's all a bit pointless. Plus, my Hobbit (son) is getting new glasses, and with the style of them, well... somehow, it just seems a bit silly to get special Hobbit glasses to put over Harry Potter glasses... I mean, what's next, add Geordie LaForge's visor to complete the look?!?
I love little promo items like this! I sought out such things for LotR, and I happily will for The Hobbit as well. I think these glasses are pretty neat, and unless they are very uncomfortable, I'll wear them to every 3D Hobbit showing I happen to attend. However trivial and momentary things like this may be, they just make the movie-going experience that much more fun!
'However trivial and momentary things like this may be, they just make the movie-going experience that much more fun!'
I understand your point but in the end these glasses do not 'improve' the 3D experience of the film in any way and does the exact same thing than the RealD glasses that we get cheaper in theater. I am curious to see the price but I am sure they cost more for you pay for 'The Hobbit' brand. But if people enjoy them, I've no problem with that!