…and stepping out of the closet. I will admit this day:
I don’t particularly care for 3-D movies. I want to like them; aren’t we supposed to like them? I mean, it’s not that Alice in Wonderland and How to Train Your Dragon weren’t enjoyable. They were. Or at least I think they were. Anyway, my negative attitude about them basically remained hidden until I ran across an article in Newsweek by Roger Ebert. At last — validation.
It’s not that I needed somebody “in the business” to tell me I wasn’t crazy for not going absolutely ape over 3-D. Rather, I think I needed someone to offer some legitimate reasons why it might be so. Rog came through. He summed up a fine article thusly:
I’m not opposed to 3-D as an option. I’m opposed to it as a way of life for Hollywood, where it seems to be skewing major studio output away from the kinds of films we think of as Oscar-worthy. Scorsese and Herzog make films for grown-ups. Hollywood is racing headlong toward the kiddie market. Disney recently announced it will make no more traditional films at all, focusing entirely on animation, franchises, and superheroes. I have the sense that younger Hollywood is losing the instinctive feeling for story and quality that generations of executives possessed. It’s all about the marketing.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Totally unrelated: I found this on a Mo Williams fan page on Facebook this morning…
STFP? HAaaaa. My cuss ins Glenn, Susie, Randy and Kathie would think that was funny.
All right. That was your cheap laugh for the morning. Sip your coffee and move along.