Is The Great Gatsby better in 3D?

This is an entirely loaded question, of course, simply because I cannot see things properly in 3D.  It’s a long story, but basically I have pretty weird eyesight and so all those jazzy effects of 3D are a complete waste of time and space as far as I am concerned.

Which begs the question as to why I booked tickets to see “The Great Gatsby” in 3D of course.  Actually, is it even showing in Delhi in 2D?

To answer your question – it was a mistake.

Anyway, there we were in the fabulously expensive Director’s Cut in PVR –  yes, I know, I know, adding insult to injury – when I discovered the horrid truth.  That those stained glasses (really Director’s Cut.  Really ?  Rs 700 a ticket and mucky 3D glasses) so, those (greasy) 3D glasses were going to be redundant.

The last movie I saw in 3D – also by mistake –  was “Avatar” and I was bitterly disappointed, because all the colours looked dull.  I later watched it normally, in 2D, and hey presto the colours were fab.

This time, I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything on the colour front, as the film didn’t look dark, and I kept taking off the glasses to compare, and it all looked jolly bright.  And I didn’t find the 3D effect as much of a spoil sport this time round.

I enjoyed the film, loved the clothes  – oh, the clothes –  loved Leonardo diCaprio, who is such a great actor, and so, no, I don’t think I missed too much.  Snowflakes and the great dancing by the pool scene, my girlfriend told me, were brilliant 3D moments, so if that’s all I missed, then it wasn’t too bad, then.

But I’ll definitely check the papers more carefully next time.

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