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Spotlight on 3D

Movies You Don’t Want in 3D

As a rule, avoid these themes in 3D flicks: John Waters, Shirley Maclaine, Sasha Baron Cohen, worst film ever, vomit, zits, and squeal like a pig

3D wish lists are everywhere, including CE Pro. We want Iron Man in 3D, along with virtually every movie that has “Star” in its title, or Keanu Reeves in its credits.

But the movies you don’t want to see in 3D probably outnumber the flicks worthy of an extra dimension.

In particular, themes that may be found in medical texts generally make poor 3D fare for the movie-going public.

Scenes with vomitus or other grossities spewing from the mouth (or ears or eyes, for that matter), are best contained within the two dimensions of a television screen.

Other 3D taboos: John Waters, Shirley Maclaine and fake exploding birds.

Other than The Exorcist (for the vomit, not the violence) and Birdemic, you won’t find other horror flicks on this list. A survey of my peers reveals that indeed some of them would like to see Carrie, Psycho (the original) and The Chainsaw Massacre in 3D.

Check out our complete list of Movies Not Meant for 3D.

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About the Author

Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]

1 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Eddie  on  05/27  at  02:45 PM

Speak for yourself Julie. I saw a 3D porn back in the 90’s. It was showing at a College campus theater, and the dates were SOLD OUT.  The ‘gross’ factor is what brought them in the door (including myself).
At the end of the movie, the entire theater was chanting and rooting for the underdog of the story.  It was one of my fondest movie going experiences.

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