Thursday, November 02, 2006

3-D Nightmares

Friday night my loving and adoring husband took me to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D. It was possibly one of the single coolest things I have seen in a long time. Don't get the wrong idea, I have seen some very cool things in my day. I love that movie to start with and it may seem a little redundant to see a stop-action movie done with three-dimentional puppets in 3-D, but it is totally different. Not only to the figures themselves have debth, but you can actually tell how far away they are from their surroundings and each other.
I was amazed with the famous scene where Jack is walking down the hill with the curly-cue on the left side, and it uncurls as he walks down. Well, in this scene even the moon behind Jack is in 3-D. And you can see that he is far away from it, and how thick the curly-cue is. Probably the most essential, and most taken for granted is that, as a character moved around you could see how far way their limbs were from other limbs, or other characters, or from picking something up. It made the whole movie so much more realistic. So cool...
Anyway, there is just something about a flat movie screen that just doesnt do this movie justice, and if you even liked it a little, it is totally worth it to see it again in......THRrREeeEE-DeEeeEE(imagine that coming out toward your face in the manner of old, cheesy 3D movies)!!