3D movies — maybe they're better at home

I had an interesting experience on the weekend.
My girlfriend and I finally got around to watching Ant-Man together and we decided to give it a try in 3D.

Usually we're not fans of 3D, not even if it's as well made as with the Hobbit movies. There are several issues: we both wear spectacles and the 3D glasses they hand out in the cinema never fit well, and it costs an arm and a leg for something that you don't really need.

I watched the first Hobbit movie in both in 2D and 3D. While 3D was a nice gimmick, it didn't make me like the movie more. That's pretty much how I felt about any other movie shown in 3D.

Until watching the 3D version of Ant-Man… which didn't suck.

Maybe it was because we had the choice to watch it in 2D (unlike in the cinema, where movies are often only shown in 3D for the first few weeks),
maybe it was because the glasses LG has are actually more comfortable,
maybe it was the fact that we were sitting in a space controlled by us without a bunch of strangers.

It was an enjoyable experience and we'll be attempting to confirm our hypothesis that 3D movies are best watched at home over the next few months.

Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney