Saturday, June 13, 2009
At the urging of an acquaintance, Alan Smithee attended a showing of Up in Disney Digital 3D. The acquaintance praised the impressiveness of the 3D effect, which is created digitally, unlike with 3D films of old, such as The Tingler (1959).
Alan Smithee was wildly entertained, but he is unsure what percentage of the effect was due to imaginative storytelling and what percentage to the 3D effect. It certainly made action sequences come alive. If only one could apply a digital 3D effect to certain life experiences, perhaps they might not be so soul-deadeningly dull.
The experience was worth $15, especially when you remember that one day you will be dead, and $15 can't change that.