He is right, movies shot, or rather projected, in 3D are dark and non-immersive. The reason, and I mean the reason, I could not "get into" James Cameron's blockbuster from 2010, Avatar, was because I could not get lost in the movie. I was very self-conscious: I felt like I was sitting in the Scotiabank Plaza with conversion glasses on my face watching an artificial-looking film. That feeling never left me, not once, during the film's 27 hour running-time.
I rarely see anything in a movie theatre anymore because of the emphasis on 3D projection and what I call "The Avatar Effect".
Oh, and the cost of entering a 3D movie theatre... Forget it! Most movies are crap, so why would I want to spend that kind of cash seeing something that, in all probability, is "gonna suck"?
Steve Tilley of the Toronto Sun...
After Godzilla, I'm done with 3D
On a more personal note: There was a movie I watched two nights ago that I wish I had seen in a movie theatre, instead of on DVD at home: City of Life and Death (China, 2009) is one of the finest 'new' films I've seen in years. Powerful stuff. ("Life is more difficult than death.")