Saw Avatar again, this time in IMAX 3D. If you haven’t seen Avatar and have access to see it in IMAX 3D (not just regular 3D or regular IMAX) I recommend doing that first instead of in a normal theater.
The 3D was pretty good. In scenes with a lot of action the 3D seemed to get fuzzy. When a scene had a tight depth of focus it kind of messed with me. I think my brain recognized the 3D and as my eyes searched around they couldn’t bring arbitrary objects into focus (because they were out of focus for the camera).
It was a great movie at a normal theater but the IMAX 3D definitely added a lot. That’s not to say that all movies should be in 3D… there weren’t a lot of things flying at the viewer for 3D shock effect. It was well used.
I think there’s still a lot of work to be done in 3D. The focus issue was often somewhat distracting but I’d say it was worth it.
Anyway, I realized something on this watching: the height of evolution is growing a USB port.