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2D or 3D? Rogue One Viewing

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Bligh, Sep 7, 2016.

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How will you be watching Rogue One?

  1. Midnight premier - 3D

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  2. Midnight premier - 2D

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  3. After the midnight premier - 3D

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  4. After the midnight premier - 2D

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    38.5%
  5. When it comes out on Blu-Ray

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  6. I don't intend to watch Rogue One at all

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  7. I'm boycotting Rogue One #DumpStarWars

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  8. Before the midnight premier - 3D

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. Before the midnight premier - 2D

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. Bligh

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    So next month is when we'll be able to book tickets for ROGUE ONE screenings!

    Similarly, I booked my TFA Tickets on the first day available last October. I was booking them for a big group of people. We all chatted about what we'd see it in... IMAX 3D, 3D, or 2D?

    We came to the conclusion that we'd see it for the first time in 2D. (After the which I saw it in the other formats i.e. IMAX 3D etc)


    Why 2D? So here were some of my reasons:

    > The film was shot in 35mm FILM. I believe only some scene's (most notably the FO Star Destroyer scene) were created with a 3D viewing in mind.

    > The glasses are uncomfortable and annoying... just me? Okay so maybe I'm being a little over dramatic but they aren't exactly comfortable.

    > I feel like the film would benefit from 3D. Even after seeing it multiple times in both formats I still think 2D was the best option. Most of the film just didn't need 3D.

    > I'm under the impression that 2D is more crisp whilst being easier on the eye.

    > 2D is cheaper (but don't get me wrong... I'll still see ANY Star Wars film in 3D after I've initially watched it)


    For the above reasons I'll probably go with 2D for my first viewing Rogue One. I feel like it offers a better cinema experience for watching such a big film for the first time.

    What about you guys? First time seeing Rogue One... 2D or 3D?
     
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    It'll most likely be in 2D for me but I definitely will be seeing it in IMAX 3D for sure. Seeing TFA in IMAX 3D was my first screening for either type of format and I really enjoyed it.

    Is there any difference in the IMAX 3D and 3D, other than a larger screen?
     
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    I'm absolutely with you on that one. I'll go see it in IMAX 3D afterwards too. But for my first viewing I'll definitely be going with 2D.

    I think that IMAX 3D is larger and meant to be better quality. I believe that IMAX make some of the camera's too so some films are literally better in IMAX format because that's what they were made with - but don't quote me on that :confused:
     
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    For the first time I watched TFA in 3D, then I watched it in 2D afterwards. For R1 I will probably do the same thing.
     
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    2D, for all the reasons you stated, @Bligh. i have problems with my eyes and can't really appreciate 3D anyway, so there's little point.

    i saw one showing of TFA in 3D and it actually really bothered me that ambient stuff in the foreground (like the sparks on Jakku) actually made the focal point of the screen blurry for me. it was very distracting. won't be doing it again.

    p.s. i am so thrilled that they are making these movies on actual film. it really does make a world of difference.
     
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  6. Bligh

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    Glad you're seeing it in 2D man.

    I know most of TFA was shot in 35mm film, but I'm not quite sure what Rogue One was filmed in? :confused:
     
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    R1 was filmed in digital, I believe.
     
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    For TFA I did IMAX 3D first, (not really by choice though, it was the only option that followed the 24-hour, 6 movie marathon leading up to the premiere) but, I'm kinda glad I did. There were some early scenes with great visual effects that grabbed my attention, specifically when Kylo froze Poe's blaster bolt, and Rey scavenging in the Star Destroyer. Great stuff, I was entranced from then on. My next viewings after that were all 2D, but still had a yearning to see it again in 3D.

    I think I may do the same for Rogue One. I agree 3D can be distracting, but there is also a lot it can add, too. Either way, December can't get here soon enough!
     
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    For TFA I did 2D first, and I reckon for Rogue One I'll do the same. 3D is good but same thing, some details distract me.
     
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    Intersting. One of my colleagues would firmly agree with you. Takes all sorts I guess! As long as we all get to see it right?
     
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    Just one?? :confused: Haha.
    Actually, I didn't quite explain my plan for Rogue One I guess. I plan on seeing it both ways, but doesn't really matter to me how exactly that happens. Ideally I suppose it would be 2D first to focus on the story, characters, etc. And then 3D to be wowed again visually. No complaints though either way, I'll be happy just to be in the theater on opening night!
     
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    I'm not generally happy with the popularity of 3D in motion pictures these days, but I'll see this film in 3D (after all, I saw TFA in 3D). Face it, 3D isn't going away any time soon, so I might as well accept that it is here to stay. Further, thankfully, we're given the option to the watch a film in 2D at the theaters (it's not like 3D is being rammed down our throats). Now, if they re-released 'The Godfather' films or 'Taxi Driver' in 3D, then we've got problems.
     
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    I saw TFA in 3D by luck ( a friend's gf dropped out of the midnight premiere last minute; I'd already resigned myself to a weekend under a blanket) and I can't say it was all that dramatically different. There were a couple things that stood out :rolleyes: like the FO Star Destroyer sticking it's prow in my face, and the suspended blaster bolt someone else mentioned, but overall I enjoyed seeing it the second time in 2D more.

    I'll probably do the same here.

    I am also not going to stand outside in line for these films if they are coming out in December from now on. I live too far north for that nonsense and frankly think it's a little sadistic for them to expect that from their fans.(emperor)
     
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    Saw TFA in RPX 2D first, then IMAX 3D. I'll do the same for R1.

    The first viewing needs to be all about the film for me, with regular ol' 2D. Then I'll go right back in for IMAX 3D to enjoy the visuals and incredible sound.
     
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    From my understanding R1 was shot on Digital and the advances since 2009 should help you to feel better about watching it but try to see it in IMAX if it's there
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    There were no 2D screening where i was for the 7pm screenings where i live in SoCal.
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    What's RPX like for star wars ?
     
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    First viewing of TFA was in 3D and I was near a speaker stack. Between the motion blur and sound distortion it was very distracting.

    It was much better in 2D. Not wanting to give up on it, I have since seen a few other films in 3D and I personally am going to be staying away from 3D like its the plague. I think it probably has to do with my glasses. My vision is crisper with glasses than contacts. By the time you put a couple of hundred people in a theater, crank on the AC, and all the rest my eyes tend to get itchy with contacts in a theater. Which means that I go with glasses and when you stack the 3D classes on top it gives me this really annoying motion blur. By the time it settles down and I stop noticing it, the movie is halfway over.

    There are a couple of people who I go to the movies with fairly regularly and they both prefer 3D, so I figure it must be me :confused:
     
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    Definitely 2D first, as it's easier to concentrate on the story. Then IMAX 3D, so I can pick out all the detail on the ships ect as I let the finer details of the story sink in. For TFA, I was really impressed with exta detail I could see in the ships, plus the greater appreciation for size and perspective, that the 3D IMAX gave me compared to the 2D.
     
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    It's great.
     
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    Yeah nothing can compare to IMAX .
     
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    Probably 2D for me. I enjoy 3D, but it makes me get a headache with certain films and their camera work. Especially reading the latest news story posted on this site about Edwards using a lot of handheld camera techniques. I hope it doesn't mean too much shaky cam will be used, because if done right I may see it in 3D.
     
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