Originally Posted by FAX
I've seen several 3D movies that simply weren't all that great, to be honest ... Alice comes to mind ... and the 3D in Thor was very distracting and pointless. Avatar, on the other hand, was good. I have this theory that, if the director doesn't shoot with 3D in mind throughout the production, the result can suck. It's like an IMAX film that wasn't shot in IMAX.
That's no theory. It's pretty near fact. Conversions are bad, even the expensive ones done by Disney for Alice and John Carter. I pay the premium only for content created at a premium like Avatar and Hugo (live action 3d in them, shot in 3d.)