Hollywood is not frakking around about 3D. You'd think the shambling zombie corpse of William Castle had clawed his way out of the ground and eaten all the studio heads to take control.
Pixar has announced (and when Pixar announces anything...take notice) that their classic Toy Story will be retro-fitted with the new 3D tech and will be released into theaters October 2, 2009. Following that, Toy Story 2 pops out at you February 12, 2010. All this leads up to the release on June 18th, 2010 of Toy Story 3, also to come out 3D. Following that, Cyrus scrabbles around on his hands and knees of the sticky, popcorn-covered theater floor wailing, "My Eyes! Help me find my eyes!."
Don't get me wrong here. I'm all for 3d. I enjoyed the hell out of Beowulf this year, look forward to the occasional 3D release. Occasional is the key phrase here. The Toy Story films are perfectly designed for the technology, and sure, great, wonderful, huzzah...I know if I had to pay to go see these (which I won't have to, right Disney?) I'd be first in line to go see them. The problem is that the studios seem to want to make everything 3D friendly, and I don't think my ancient withered cerebellum can take that much stuff jumping out at me. Look at this list of 3D films to be released next year that I wrote up a few months back. They...are...trying...to kill me.
Why haven't they spent more effort figuring out how to get this same effect at home? Owning these on Blu-ray won't be the same without the effect. Is this really complicated? I don't know. I'm only here to point fingers and laugh, not to figure out how they actually work. The fields I think 3D is best suited for are both home based...video games and porn. Playing Call of Duty 4 in real 3D....dude. I would buy the game system just for that. And as for porn...this is an all-ages site and I can't really get into that here, but I think you can do the math.