The huge popularity of 3-D films has movie studios scrambling to convert 2-D movies into 3-D ones, meaning the effects just aren’t as impressive as ones originally constructed that way. “3-D movies created for 3-D viewing will always have better effects than 2-D converted to add another dimension,” says Medved.
Entering into a new dimension
<p>Thanks to a little movie called “Avatar,” this year will see 19 films released in 3-D. A large number of these will open for the entertainment-hungry hordes of the summer (see sidebar). But after “Avatar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Alice in Wonderland” — which, judging by well more than 2.5 billion combined in ticket sales, everyone saw — are we reaching 3-D fatigue?</p>