3D has been dropping out of favour as not only domestic but foreign audiences have gotten over the gimmick and of the various films that really had no need for it.
One film though that those involved say you should see in 3D though is “Doctor Strange”. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige tells Collider that sequences of the Scott Derrickson-directed comic adaptation require 3D to “tell the dimensional story”:
“Some people look at 3D like a tool, like Atmos or IMAX, it’s a storytelling tool. And sometimes it can feel like ‘Oh, that tool was simply put on that movie so they could charge $8 more. And I think that’s where you get reactions like ‘Oh, c’mon. There are other movies like Guardians [of the Galaxy] and Doctor Strange, that will be utterly enhanced in 3D.
There are sequences of the film that 3D is actually necessary to tell the dimensional story that is happening, through visuals. And we’re now finding ourselves in VFX reviews going, ‘Okay we know this is perfect for 3D, this is built for 3D, but the story’s gotta work in 2D so how do we adjust it so it still works in 2D?’ But the 3D is going to be amazing.”
You can get a glimpse of what the result will look like with the most recent “Doctor Strange” trailer set to be projected in 3D in front of 3D movies at your local cinema in the coming weeks.