'X-Men: First Class' Star James McAvoy on 3D: "It's Just a Waste of Money"

'X-Men: First Class' Star James McAvoy on 3D: "It's Just a Waste of Money"

Jun 20, 2011

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If they were given more time for production, chances are we would've received a 3D version of X-Men: First Class, but instead it's one of the only major blockbusters arriving in theaters this summer that isn't in 3D (Cowboys and Aliens is another). The summer of 2011 and 2012 will be big indicators as to how far Hollywood will take this 3D craze, and with more moviegoers buying 2D tickets for films like Green Lantern and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (according to a report in THR), studios may begin to rethink their plan for 3D in the future.

Many filmmakers have already spoken out as either being for, against or just somewhere in the middle when it comes to 3D, with the great majority conceding that it really does depend on the project. And then you get those who are a little more vocal, like X-Men: First Class actor James McAvoy, who, let's face it, can speak his mind a bit more because First Class did not arrive in theaters in 3D. He tells Deadline News, "I think it’s good thing X-Men is not 3D. In fact, thank God this movie is not in 3D.3D it just an excuse to charge you an extra ten bucks at the theatre. And then in the end it’s not 3D at all, it’s just a waste of money. ... The idea of things coming out of the screen and making you jump out your seat are done very well but I think it’s a waste of time and money and I wouldn’t pay for a ticket to go to one of those films."

Where do you currently stand when it comes to 3D? Are you still willing to give it a shot for some films, or have you given up on the format entirely? And if you are still buying 3D tickets, then how are you coming to that decision to buy the 3D ticket over the 2D one?

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