Why do people love or hate 3D movies?

11:00 am EDT, March 16, 2012

As 3D technology advances more and more movies, particularly classics, are being rendered from their original 2D formats in to 3D spectacles. While this has some people excited about reliving their favorite movies in theaters, it also has others up in arms!

What are your thoughts on 3D movies?

For me personally, as someone who studied a variety of subjects on film in my undergrad days, I am okay with 3D technology. I have pretty much enjoyed the handful of 3D movies I have seen. When it was announced that Titanic and now Jurassic Park would be rendered in 3D for a major rerelease, I was stoked! And why wouldn’t I be? It’s exciting to be able to go back to theaters to see these classic movies in a whole new way!

After browsing the comments in both the Titanic 3D and Jurassic Park 3D announcements on Hypable.com, I noticed there was a pretty even split in excitement. Some people were just as excited as I was to experience these movies in a theater again. Others found it offensive, gimmicky and a problem in their lives.

I’ve never understood why people have had such a huge issue with 3D movies – more specifically the newly rendered 2D to 3D movies such as Titanic and Jurassic Park! No one is making anyone see these rerelases in 3D so why have a psychological melt down about the fact that it’s being made?

I asked both the Hypable staff and my Twitter followers to weigh in: what are your thoughts on 3D movies? Hypable writer Kristin LeMunyon shares my optimistic outlook on 3D movies saying, “Generally speaking, and aside from the fact that I’ll have to pay $20, I like 3D movies. It adds a neat effect to films.”

However, as predicted, there was a spectrum of reasons as to why people hate 3D movies.  Hypable writer and resident film buff Jimmy Bean had interesting information about the production of 3D movies that some people may relate to, saying, “There are two different kinds [of 3D movies]. There’s the 3D that actually is worth the money because it was filmed and conceived in 3D (Avatar, Hugo, Harold and Kumar 3D, the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man), but then there are some that are just moneygrubbing to nab the extra cash by sending their 2D pictures (Clash of the Titans, The Last Airbender, Harry Potter, The recent Disney re-releases, Phantom Menace, the upcoming Avengers movie, the list is endless) to conversion houses where they are post-converted. The image is made darker, muddier, and just more of a mess in general.”

Jimmy’s last point was what was so interesting to me. So many people feel that studios are selling and marketing these movies for the sole purpose of making money, which doesn’t sit well with consumers. But how does that change how one views the movie? I, for one, don’t go to the movies thinking about whether or not I have been tricked or manipulated in to seeing it based on the marketing. In fact, I allow myself to be open to being persuaded. If a trailer or promotional campaign is successful enough to persuade me to pay money to go see a movie, I invite that excitement. I go to the movies to enjoy the experience, whether it be in 2D or 3D!

One reason I can understand not enjoying 3D movies is the physical adaptation. My good friend Andrea (@andiware) says, “I like the idea of 3D movies, but they always give me a migraine.” As someone who sometimes gets headaches from movie theaters myself, I sympathize with that. Hypable writer Sarah Maloy outlined her issues with wearing 2 sets of glasses very clearly: “It’s just really uncomfortable for some people (me) to watch 3D movies especially people with glasses (me) who can’t wear contacts (me) and thus have to wear two sets of glasses to see the film.”

So my question to you, the astute Hypable reader is this: besides a physical discomfort what is the reason for hating on 3D movies?

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…


… And the only thing to do is ignore it:



Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:


And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:


Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:


Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:


While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series



Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.


… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations


Emilia Clarke proves there is more to Dothraki than death threats in a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Clarke, who plays the indomitable Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, sets Meyers straight on the fact that Dothraki is, in fact, a real language created for the show. Linguist David J. Peterson crafted Dothraki, and all of the other fictional languages used on Game of Thrones — but even after six seasons, his words present Clarke with a continual challenge.

“You get it in English, at the top in the first script, it’s like, ‘This will be in Dothraki,'” Clarke recounts of her learning process. Following English is the Dothraki speech, followed by a literal translation, and then finally the dialogue in spoken English.

“And then I get an MP3, and then my kitchen hears it for weeks and weeks and weeks on end, until I sound convincing,” Clarke says.

But given the opacity (and complete invention) of the Dothraki language, Emilia Clarke admits that there have been times when she replaced her lines with something a little more… interesting.

“With the latest marvelous actors we’ve had doing Dothraki with us, it was a long day,” Clarke admits, giggling. Not realizing that the camera was on her, Clarke allowed a moment of silliness to take over.

“I thought it would be funny if I did ‘MMMBop’ in Dothraki,” she says. “And that didn’t help him at all! And then I think some of that was definitely my take.”

Ever game, Clarke dives in to her rendition of the Hanson hit, translated into the language of the brutal horse lords.

“I can’t stress how much less catchy that is!” Meyers laughs.

Game of Thrones 6×06, “Blood of My Blood,” airs Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.