Last year I took my daughter to see the re-release of The Lion King in 3D. I hate 3D, it gives me a headache and in a movie like The Lion King it wasn’t necessary. 3D is also a lot more expensive and when I took her I didn’t have a movie coupon to lower the price. Instead I had to sell a kidney so we could get popcorn.
Disney must have had huge success because now they are re-releasing in 3D Beauty and the Beast. The Lion King is my favorite animated movie followed closely by Beauty and the Beast. I will not be taking the girl to see this movie unless they also offer it in regular old 2D.
You know what kills me about these re-releases in 3D? They cost so much more. I have to buy not one but two pairs of 3D glasses. I have to. I can’t bring any of the millions of pairs that are lying around my house and use them again. No, I have to buy new ones.
Even worse, they have a box outside the movie so I can recycle the glasses I just paid $20 for.
Talk about your scams.
Nope, I will not be taking a child to see one of the best animated movies because I refuse to pay for more 3D glasses and get a headache using them. Besides, we can just watch our copy on the VCR.
I know Disney needs to make more money. I’m not stupid, I’ve been watching the re-release of their movies ever since my son was a little boy. We bought into the whole limited time, classic edition, directors cut, includes not seen before scenes, going back in the vault soon marketing bullshit. I’ve purchased every Disney animated movie released in the last 20 years at least twice (because we got a DVD player) and I paid to the see the movie in the theater. I’m totally against piracy but if there was ever a case for it….I’ve already paid for the Disney movies.
If Disney movies were an app I would buy it once and be able to load it onto all my devices at no extra charge. Disney might want to take a cue from Apple.
Will you be going to any re-release in 3D movies?
I am not a 3D fan, is a money grab. I saw Avatar in IMAX 3D and was wobbly for two days. And nauseous. That being said I love love love Beauty and the Beast, so I am a little tempted…. and if UP comes out in 3D, I am there!
Nope. I can’t even tell the thing is in 3-D anymore after about 20 minutes and the glassess hurt my face.
Jennifer, I am totally with you on this one. 3D makes me sick to my stomach too. And I feel totally ripped off going to see any re-releases. Especially when they change extra for those glasses!
I agree. And until they make glasses that you can see clearly out of instead of blurry crap, then maybe I’ll think about going to another 3D movie!
BTW, hello from a fellow redhead. 😉
Oh, man, how I agree with you. Beauty & the Beast is my favorite Disney movie – my husband and I actually saw it on our first date together! I’m so incredibly, mind-numbingly sick of 3D that I could take a hostage. The fact that they make movies 3D that don’t need to be is infuriating. Re-releasing 2D movies as 3D just to make more money? Makes me want to start punching people.
Thanks for your post!!
I already wear glasses, 3D glasses and regular ones have a habit of not getting along that well and just give me a headache. It’s the whole reason I laughed at the whole “3D TV” ideas I heard getting thrown around after Avatar came out. Most people can’t watch a 2 hour 3D movie without getting a headache… why the hell would you want to watch ALL your TV like that?
Haven’t seen, and not planning to see, any of the re-release movies in 3D. I’ll blow my money on something more fun first.
I don’t even have three-dimensional vision, so 3D films are a total waste for me, and I’ve never gone to see one. But I can’t believe they won’t let you re-use your glasses! That’s so wasteful.