James McAvoy Slams “Waste of Money” 3D Films

June 20, 2011 by  
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mcavoy300James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Atonement) has expressed his disdain at cinema’s current obsession with 3D films in a stinging broadside…

“It’s a good thing X-Men is not 3D. In fact, thank God this movie is not in 3D; 3D it just an excuse to charge you an extra ten bucks at the theatre, then in the end it’s not 3D at all, it’s just a waste of money,” he said in an interview with Deadline.

According to McAvoy 3D should only be used if done properly, he cited Clash Of The Titans as a particularly shameful example..

“You can’t do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash of the Titans. I don’t mean to throw that movie under the bus, because my buddy Sam [Worthington] is in it, but I think everybody realised this was a point at which people had gone too far.”

The star isn’t the only one to express contempt for Hollywood’s fixation with 3D, many in the movie industry have voiced their opposition to the trend.

Revered critic Roger Ebert said: “For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment.”

And Shaun of the Dead star, Simon Pegg, has tweeted: “3D used in films not aimed at children is like seeing someone you respect trying too hard. Like witnessing your dad in leather trousers.”

Although it’s unlikely Hollywood will pay any credence to the opinions so few of its flock, it’s good to know not everyone in the industry is so unashamedly obsessed with this latest fad.

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