By now, you've probably seen enough movies shown in 3D to be very, very wary of the medium. In the last couple of years, practically every big action movie has had a 3D release in addition to a regular 2D one, and honestly, it's gotten to be a bit tiring. It's starting to seem pretty rare for a movie that's released in 3D to actually feel like its use of the technology was warranted, but happily, I can attest that seeing X-Men: Apocalypse in 3D is a very, very good choice.
Although the movie would certainly be enjoyable even without the addition of 3D, the viewing experience is enhanced thanks to the use of the medium. Each scene feels eye-catching and memorable, and the already-engaging visuals become even brighter and better. The film's use of 3D was highly-anticipated; in August 2015, director Bryan Singer revealed that Apocalypse was being shot in 3D, which is a change from the typical productions for superhero films, which tend to be shot in 2D and then, later, converted to 3D. Yet the photo posted by Singer on Instagram featured JC Chasez (yes, really) holding a heavy 3D camera, showing that Apocalypse was taking a different route, just like its predecessor, the 3D-shot Days of Future Past.
But if you're asking yourself if paying the extra money to see Apocalypse in 3D is worth it, I say that it is. Sure, it's an extra cost, but the addition of 3D truly makes the movie a better experience. Just ask CinemaBlend; wrote the site, "X-Men: Apocalypse is a grandiose, vibrant, globetrotting adventure full of insanely choreographed action sequences and a robust cast of flamboyant characters. If any movie in recent memory feels like a proper fit for a 3D showing, then it has to be a film like X-Men: Apocalypse."
So while it might be a bit of a hassle to pay for 3D and wear those annoying glasses, X-Men: Apocalypse makes it a worthwhile experience, one that'll leave you without a headache and with a renewed appreciation for the technology's use.
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