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A Golden Valley man paid $3.50 extra, on top of the $10 admission, to see “Clash of the Titans” in 3D, expecting to see Greek gods flying off the screen. He took his 3D glasses off during the film and said the scenes didn’t look any different.
When he complained, he said, he was given his money back and told to leave. He wants to warn other 3D fans.
“My expectation is that if I pay an upcharge to see a 3D movie, I want to see every scene in 3D,” he said.
Many film critics shared his frustration, warning moviegoers not to pay the upcharge because the movie had been converted to 3D after it had been filmed and didn’t have the same effect as movies filmed in 3D. They expressed concern that there might be more movies produced this way as studios try to cash in on 3D upcharges.
Are you getting what you pay for at the movie theater?