Monday, February 13, 2017

"Assassin's Creed" Confirmed for BluRay 3D


Shortly after the news that one of the best 3D experiences of the year wasn't coming to BluRay 3D, we get news that one of the worst 3D experiences of the year is.  Yep...that happens sometimes.  "Assassin's Creed" has been announced for BluRay 3D on 4/18.  The movie is also coming to 4K, but the two don't come packaged together, so you'll have to choose which version you want to get.  The 3D for this version is...well, I'm going to take a page from my review of the movie itself:

The film has such a dark, murky look to it that whether the audience is in the real world or the virtual reality world that has been invented for main character Callum Lunch (Michael Fassbender) to jump around in, they are bound to find the surroundings ugly and difficult to see.  Adding to the problem is a problematic 3D version that doesn’t take into account that the glasses can dim the screen even further, making it difficult to see anything at all during most of the movie (which mostly takes place in dark rooms, tunnels, and at nighttime).  If you are going to a movie and having a difficult time just seeing what is going on, then there’s a pretty good chance the film makers have completely missed the point of a visual storytelling experience.

So, yeah, that's how it is.  But hey, at least we have the choice to see the 3D version at all...right?  I mean, this is sort of a weird accomplishment.  I know movies are subjective, but it's getting really annoying to see all these terrible 3D movies get BluRay 3D releases while the really good ones get left on the side.  Obviously what is going to keep BluRay 3D's coming out are sales of disks, but when people don't buy movies like this are they contributing to the death of the format?  How can people be expected to buy such movies anyway though?  It's a subject I might have to delve into further down the road but, for now, if you like "Assassin's Creed," you can get it in 3D.  That seems like a dubious achievement to me personally, but whatever.

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