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3D CARS - A Personal Re-appraisal

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Dick

    Dick Well-Known Member

    May 22, 1999
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    I liked CARS well enough when I first saw it (not in a theater - I bought the Blu-ray), thought it was cute and clever, but not top-drawer Pixar. I must admit I never thought I could enjoy the usually insufferable Larry the Cable Guy, but I thought he did well with his character here, and the other voices were excellent. But the movie simply didn't carry me away as had the previous Pixar films.

    Watching the 3-D edition, I was stunned, and smiled all the way through (and occasionally said "Wow!") While forward pop-out effects are fun, I don't belong to the church of "gotta have them or what's the point of 3-D?," so the smallish number of those did not bother me one whit here. I believe some 3-D films cry out for such effects, but others don't need them...in fact, they would seem inappropriate.

    What astonished me, knowing this had been a 2-D film to begin with, was the absolutely uncanny sense of depth (and I mean deep depth) on display throughout. This is especially true during the desert sequences along Route 66, which I found to be profoundly atmospheric. I felt as though I had really visited and walked around in Radiator Springs in person for a short time. Pixar's level of detail in their CGI has always been wonderful, but this added dimension completely changes the feel of the film for me. Whereas, while watching it in 2-D I was passively involved, I was totally immersed last night viewing this new edition.

    All I can say is KUDOS to the people who did the tech work on this!

    I'd love to see the same thing done for A BUG'S LIFE, THE INCREDIBLES, WALL-E, and RATATOUILLE, which I believe would mean the entire Pixar catalog of feature films would then be available in 3-D, but I realize these projects take forever. I can only hope CARS 3-D sells well enough to encourage work on those earlier films.

    I am just so blown-away! Thanks, Pixar!
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  2. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    I wouldn't besurprised at all if the rsst were released 3D.From what I gather the movie files are totally digital and allthe elements and by elements I mean whatever you see onscreen, are seperate and can be relatively easily made into 3D compared to film.My only issueis not enough 3D pop out.I dont need them throwing things at the viewer but take a look at Sammy's Tale 2 for an example of what lloks great in 3D.
  3. Adam Gregorich


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  4. fxrh

    fxrh Well-Known Member

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    I picked this one up on the basis of Dick's review and agree completely. CARS is a new experience in 3D (and I very much enjoyed the movie in 2D). Beautiful job by Disney. I hope THE INCREDIBLES will be next in line.
  5. Paul Hillenbrand

    Paul Hillenbrand Well-Known Member

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    :lol: :3dglasses: ;) In November of 2012 the 'Chief creative officer' of Disney animation, John Lasseter said:


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