Posted on July 14 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Buried deep within Nintendo’s Netflix press release is an interesting bit of information regarding Netflix streaming select 3D films to the 3DS. What’s also interesting is that Netflix hasn’t actually mentioned doing so. What films they’ll release for streaming in 3D is still up in the air, but I’m sure Avatar will make the cut, possibly Up, and Alice In Wonderland ,you know, the version where Johnny Depp plays an even weirder version of character’s he usually plays. The bigger question is, will this be limited to the 3DS? Will 3D TV owners finally have something to write home about? Here’s what it said in the press release.
The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.
I’ve never really been a fan of 3D, yeah its cool and all, but after awhile my eyes get used to it, to the point where it’s lost it’s magic. I’ll play my 3DS with the slider all the way up, and then after my eyes start yelling at me, I’ll turn it off. The 3D aspect doesn’t really make or break a game for me, Hell, the only reason I bought my 3DS is because of Ocarina of Time 3D. Though I am looking forward to the other titles that are coming out. Anyway, back to 3D movies.
I wasn’t really impressed with the Green Lantern trailer, sure, I could see the depth, but it was still pretty “meh” in terms of showing off the 3DS’ 3D capabilities, so if and when Netflix does decide to stream 3D films, I hope the effects is a little more pronounced. Then again, I haven’t seen a 3D film that’s really impressed me. Honestly, the whole 3D in movies thing is just an overpriced gimmick at this point. Most people out there don’t care about depth, or good cinematography even, so it’s really lost on the masses. Plus $16+ to watch said movie is asking a little too much, especially since a lot of 3D films aren’t fine works of cinema by any means. But hey, to each their own, and no, I’m not insulting your tastes in movies, you’re free to enjoy what you like.
What about you guys out there? Are you excited for some 3D streaming? Do you not really care about 3D? What’s your favorite scary movie? You don’t have to answer that last one, I just had the urge to type it.