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‘3D movies are a waste of money’

hollywood Updated: Jun 20, 2011 01:20 IST

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Scottish actor James McAvoy feels 3D movies are merely a way of making more cash out of cinema enthusiasts. McAvoy admits he was ecstatic when producers of his X-Men: First Class project decided against a 3D release, because he is convinced the technology is simply a tool to increase ticket prices, reports dailystar.co.uk.

“Thank god this movie (X-Men: First Class) is not in 3D, an excuse to charge an extra $10 at the theatre. Then in the end, they’re not 3D at all. The idea of things coming out of the screen and making you jump out of 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,” said the actor.

He even feels that the movie Clash of the Titans was a 3D failure as its producers added the effects after the film had already been shot. “I maintain you can’t do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash of the Titans,” said McAvoy.

The number of 3D movies has rocketed in Hollywood following the success of James Cameron’s 2009 release, Avatar.