Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oscar Predictions 2017

I challenge you to fill out an Oscar ballot. Here are my predictions for this years Oscars

Best Picture

Winner (1st Pick): The Shape of Water
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Dark Horse: Get Out
My Vote: The Shape of Water

Actor in a Leading Role

Winner (1st Pick): Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Timothee Chalamet -Call Me By Your Name
Dark Horse: Daniel Kaluuta - Get Out
My Vote: Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

Actress in a Leading Role

Winner (1st Pick): Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Dark Horse: Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
My Vote: Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird

Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner (1st Pick): Allison Janney - I, Tonya
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Dark Horse: Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
My Vote: Allison Janney - I, Tonya

Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner (1st Pick): Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Dark Horse: Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
My Vote: Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directing

Winner (1st Pick): Guillermo Del Toro - The Shape of Water
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Dark Horse: Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
My Vote: Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk

Writing: Adapted Screenplay

Winner (1st Pick): Call Me By Your Name
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Mudbound
Dark Horse: Logan
My Vote: Logan

Writing: Original Screenplay

Winner (1st Pick): Get Out
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Dark Horse: The Big Sick
My Vote: The Big Sick

Cinematography

Winner (1st Pick): Blade Runner 2049 
Runner-Up (2nd pick): The Shape of Water
Dark Horse: Dunkirk
My Vote: Blade Runner 2049

Film Editing

Winner (1st Pick): Baby Driver
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Dunkirk
Dark Horse: I, Tonya
My Vote: Baby Driver

Visual Effects

Winner (1st Pick): War for the Planet of the Apes
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Blade Runner 2049
Dark Horse: Kong: Skull Island
My Vote: War for the Planet of the Apes

Production Design

Winner (1st Pick): The Shape of Water
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Blade Runner 2049
Dark Horse: Beauty and the Beast
My Vote: The Shape of Water

Costume Design

Winner (1st Pick): Phantom Thread
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Beauty and the Beast
Dark Horse: Darkest Hour
My Vote: Beauty and the Beast

Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner (1st Pick): Darkest Hour
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Wonder
Dark Horse: Victoria and Abdul
My Vote: Darkest Hour

Sound Editing

Winner (1st Pick): Dunkirk
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Baby Driver
Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
My Vote: Baby Driver

Sound Mixing

Winner (1st Pick): Dunkirk
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Baby Driver
Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
My Vote: Baby Driver

Music: Original Score

Winner (1st Pick): The Shape of Water
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Phantom Thread
Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
My Vote: The Shape of Water

Music: Original Song

Winner (1st Pick): "Remember Me" - Coco
Runner-Up (2nd pick): "This Is Me" -  The Greatest Showman
Dark Horse: "The Mystery of Love" - Call Me By Your Name
My Vote: "This Is Me" -  The Greatest Showman

Animated Feature Film

Winner (1st Pick): Coco
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Loving Vincent
Dark Horse: Ferdinand
My Vote: Coco

Animated Short Film

Winner (1st Pick): Dear Basketball
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Lou
Dark Horse: Revolting Rhymes
My Vote: Lou

Documentary Feature

Winner (1st Pick): Icarus
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Faces Places
Dark Horse: Last Men in Aleppo
My Vote: Haven't seen any of these films, so no vote

Documentary Short

Winner (1st Pick): Edith+Eddie
Runner-Up (2nd pick): Heroine(e)
Dark Horse: Traffic Stop
My Vote: Haven't seen any of these films, so no vote

Foreign Language Film

Winner (1st Pick): A Fantastic Women
Runner-Up (2nd pick): The Square
Dark Horse: Loveless
My Vote: Haven't seen any of these films, so no vote

Short Film

Winner (1st Pick): DeKalb Elementry
Runner-Up (2nd pick): The Eleven O'Clock
Dark Horse: The Silent Child
My Vote: Haven't seen any of these films, so no vote 

Monday, January 1, 2018

End of the Year Review 2017

It’s that time of year again where I tell you, the internet, what movies were my favorite this past year and what movies I thought were stinkers. I’m not a professional blogger, vlogger, or movie critic, so I’m not privileged to early / press screenings. I also live in a small city that only has one 12 screen multiplex theater, meaning I usually have to wait for the national wide release date to watch any independent/low-budget films. With that being said, I’m limited on how many movies I can watch a year. The films on my lists may not be the absolute best films of the year because I see fewer movies than a professional. 

The Best:

  1. Dunkirk  
  2. Wind River 
  3. Baby Driver 
  4. Wonder Woman 
  5. Logan 
  6. The Big Sick 
  7. War for the Planet of the Apes 
  8. Coco 
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming  
  10. Blade Runner 2049 
Broken Down By Genre: 

Action:  Logan 

Adventure: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 
Animation: Coco 
Comedy: The Big Sick 
Comic Book: Wonder Woman 
Crime / Mystery: Baby Driver 
Fantasy: Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
Historical or Bio Pic: Dunkirk  
Horror: It 
Indie Film: Lady Bird 
Musical: The Greatest Showman 
Sci-Fi: War for the Planet of the Apes 
Thriller: Wind River 
War: Dunkirk  


Commentary & Notes: Any film highlighted in red is a film still on my need to watch list. If I don't get around to updating this list my current best Indie Film is I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The Beauty and Beast is favorite Musical at this time, but I'm sure The Greatest Showman will top once I get a chance to see the film. I have a feeling The Shape of Water may bump Star Wars: The Last Jedi off my list completely. Other films that may affect this list are The Darkest Hour, Detroit, The Disaster Artist, and The Post.       

The Worst: 



  1. The Belko Experiment 
  2. The Emoji Movie 
  3. The Dark Tower 
  4. A Cure for Wellness 
  5. Fifty Shades Darker 
  6. Transformers: The Last Knight 
  7. The Mummy 
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 
  9. Death Note (Netflix) 
  10. The Great Wall

Commentary & Notes: Most of the film on this list I have watched, the ones that I haven't are indicated in red. I didn't watch such films because of three reasons. One: It's not at all my type of movie, Two: There was a better movie out that I was willing to pay for, Three: It had bad reviews, word of mouth, and opening box office number, that I skipped.  

Most Anticipated of 2018: 


  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  2. Avengers: Infinity War 
  3. Black Panther 
  4. The Incredibles 2 
  5. Ready Player One 
  6. Deadpool 2 
  7. Annihilation 
  8. Ant-Man and the Wasp 
  9. Aquaman 
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review


Title: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Distributor: Lucasfilm (Disney)
Director:  Rian Johnson
Writer(s): Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
Running Time: 152 min
Synopsis: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

What Others Are Saying? 

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% "Fresh", Top Critics: 96% "Fresh", Audience: 57% "Liked It"
Metacritic: Critics: 86 out of 100, Users: 5.1

My Review

Preface: At the time this goes up I’m sure a lot of you have already seen the movie, but for those of you that haven’t this review may contain SPOILERS. I would like to freely talk about the movie in my review.

Source Material:
 A continuation of the Star Wars saga. Some story elements are clearly inspired by to the original trilogy.

Entertaining Value: 
7.5
  • Action Elements: This movie is jammed packed with action. It has three or four big action set pieces, each taking up a good chunk of the film. The film also sprinkles in a few smaller action scenes for good measure.
  • Comedy Elements: The humor in this film felt fairly Marvel-esk. A good amount of the jokes were direct references to other Star Wars films, which were more or less “inside jokes.” The film also had some characters that should be the “straight man” telling jokes. Adding this type of humor was the least of my problems.
  • Dramatic Elements: I think the dramatic tension was one of weakest parts of the movie. There were a few scenes that got me choked up and made feel true sadness because they involved Carrie Fisher and nostalgia to the original trilogy. All those scenes were through the filter knowing that Carrie Fisher isn’t with us anymore.
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Elements: This film like all other Star Wars films before it, showcases both fantasy and sci-fi elements. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some visual effect accolades be given to this film.
Cinematic Value:
  • Acting and Dialogue: 6.5: To be honest this may be both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill’s best on-screen performance. Granted that’s not saying much because our sample size for both of them is basically Star Wars. There were a few times I distinctively heard hints of the Joker’s voice coming out of Luke. Personally, I think the new character that we were introduced in The Force Awakens did a good job in their respective roles. I didn’t much care for any of the new character introduced in this film, but that is more of a writing issue. For me, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Domhnall Gleeson were the performers that stood out the most.
  • Cinematography: 8: Rian Johnson is more of a visual storyteller and knows how to compose beautiful cinematic shots. I also appreciated the attention to details that were happing on screen. Being a filmmaking nerd, stylized or cool camera tricks, turns my crank. A films composition can affect how much I enjoy a film or not. This film delivers on that department.
  • Direction: 6: Rian Johnson filmography is short, most of them leaning more on the side of a lower budgeted indie movie, which includes Looper. With that being said, he wouldn’t have been my first choice to direct a Star Wars film. During the early stages of this film, I remember reports say this film was going to be darker in tone, like how Empire Strikes Back is darker in tone to A New Hope. I think Rian Johnson overall did a decent job capturing those darker tones.
  • Editing: 5: Editing is where the story comes together. It’s the editor’s job to keep the flow of the story moving. This film is paced a bit on the slow side. I think that the slow pacing is due to two factors. Frist, there’s no focus on the main character and their journey through the film. The film has three or four different viewpoint/storylines happening relatively at the same time. They cut between Rey & Luke, Poe &The Resistance, Finn& Rose, and Kylo & The First Order. All These storylines do converge in the third act, but by that time I was a bit worn out. The second is one to many large action set piece. I would have cut the Finn & Rose side adventure on Canto Bight aka the casino planet. I felt what they “accomplished” during that scene didn’t press the story forward.
  • Screenplay: 5: The overall story was okay at best. The major problem I had with this film is it didn’t feel 100% like a Star Wars story. I’m okay with a genre film set in the Star Wars universe that type of idea gave birth to one of the best Star Wars films ever, Rouge One. I can even get behind a director/writer who wants to bring something new to the universe. I’m okay with expanding upon / exploring an old concept in said universe i.e. The Force. I’m okay with averting some of our expectations, but I’m not pleased with throwing away story tropes that are at the heart of Star Wars. When I go to a Star Wars film I want a “Hero’s Journey” type story. Call me a purist if you want, but that’s what I expect from a Star Wars film. I have the most faith in a filmmaker who can be original but still play in the confines of the Star Wars sandbox, especially when dealing with the saga films. I wanted/needed a “No, Luke I’m your father” type moment. I know others will argue that there where multiple moments like that in this film, but I believe all the payoffs to those big reveals were cheap. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
  • Sound and Music: 9: I always love the score to Star Wars. It was nice actually hearing John Willimas’ scoring Star Wars again. The only real negative I can think of is I don’t really have a rememberable theme in this film like The Imperial March, or Duel of Fates. The sound design was fantastic. There is one scene where one of the new characters destroys another ship by jumping into hyperspace. They cut the sound completely and it was one of those defining moments of the film.
  • VFX: 7: The visual effect was top notch. I said it before, “I wouldn’t be surprised to see some visual effect accolades be given to this film.” You may be asking, "If they are that good, why the score of a 7 then." Well, I personally didn’t like all the overly CGI creatures, like the space cows or native species on Ahch-To. I also didn’t much care for the Porgs in general. They didn’t ruin the movie like the “Roger-Roger” battle droids, and the Gungans from the prequels. I was fine with them being space puffins on Ahch-To, but they began to annoy me later on in the film. Out of all the new creatures, I enjoyed the crystalline foxes on Crait.
Overall: 6.5: Overall I thought the movie was good but as a Star Wars film it was very disappointing.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ranking Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters, I thought it would be fitting to let you know where it ranks on my list of "best" MCU films. 

  1. The Avengers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  7. Ant-Man
  8. Iron Man
  9. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  10. Thor
  11. Captain America: The First Avenger
  12. Thor: The Dark World
  13. The Incredible Hulk
  14. Iron Man 3
  15. Iron Man 2

Saturday, December 31, 2016

End of the Year Review: 2016

Well, it is that time of year again, where I reflect on the movies I watched this past year. My goal in 2016 was to watch at least 52 new movies, one per week. I didn't quite make that goal, even with binge watching movies through this holiday season. Before I get into my best and worst films of the year, I would like to share the films that are still on my "Watch List." In no particular orde, those films are Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Silence, La La Land, Moana, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, and Nocturnal Animals.

Best (by genre):


Action: Captain America: Civil War

Adventure: The Jungle Book
Animation: Kubo and the Two Strings
Comedy: Deadpool
Comic Book: Doctor Strange
Crime / Mystery: The Nice Guys
Drama: (Moonlight tentatively, need to watch)
Fantasy: Warcraft
Historical or Bio Pic: Sully (Hacksaw Ridge could usurp)
Horror: Green Room
Indie Film: Sing Street
Musical: (La La Land tentatively, need to watch)
Sci-Fi: Arrival
Thriller: Deepwater Horizon
Western: Hell or High Water
War: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

My Top 10 Best


  1. Arrival
  2. Hell or High Water
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Zootopia
  6. Deepwater Horizon
  7. Sully
  8. The Nice Guys
  9. Sing Street
  10. Deadpool
When it comes to the "worst" films of the year, for me these are the films that just missed the mark. Some of these films were decent films overall but bad compared to those on my best of the year list. Since I don't get paid to watch movies and have a limited cinema budget, SOME of the films on this list are drawn from other critics whose taste in film usually align with mine. These films were so bad in their opinion, that I didn't give them the time of day.


Worst (by genre):

Action: Hardcore Henry

Adventure: Gods of Egypt
Animation: Norm of the North
Comedy: Zoolander 2
Comic Book: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Crime / Mystery: Now You See Me 2
Drama: Ben-Hur
Fantasy: The Huntsman: Winter's War
Historical or Bio Pic: The Finest Hour
Horror: Cabin Fever
Indie Film: (NA)
Musical: (NA)
Sci-Fi: Independence Day: Resurgence
Thriller: Money Monster
Western: (NA)

War: Man Down

My Top 10 Worst

  1. Independence Day: Resurgence
  2. Norm of the North
  3. Zoolander 2
  4. The Huntsman: Winter's War
  5. Gods of Egypt
  6. Ben-Hur
  7. Hardcore Henry
  8. Now You See Me 2
  9. Money Monster
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Now it is time to look forward to 2017 and the movies I'm most anticipating on seeing.

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

  1. Star Wars Episode 8
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Spider-Man Homecoming
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  5. Justice League
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Ghost in the Shell
  8. The Circle
  9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. Power Rangers

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Late Review: Suicide Squad

IMDb

Title: Suicide Squad

Distributor: Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics (Warner Bros.)
Director:  David Ayer
Writer(s): David Ayer
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, and Joel Kinnaman
MPAA Rating: Rated PG - 13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content, and language.
Running Time: 123 min
Synopsis: A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, which inevitably leads to chaos.


What Others Are Saying? 

Rotten Tomatoes: 26% "Fresh", Top Critics: 19% "Fresh", Audience: 72% "Liked It"

Metacritic: Critics: 40 out of 100, Users: 6.8
MRQE: 45 out 100


My Review


Preface: I know this review is super late, but I still wanted to let you all know my thoughts and feeling on this film. Just in case SPOILER WARNING!!!

Source Material: The Suicide Squad is "team" of villains from the DC Comics universe. Robert Kangigher and Ross Andru are the creators of the original Suicide Squad comic.

Entertaining Value: 7

  • Action Elements: There are two or three big action sequences that are really good. John Campea and Collider Movie Talk crew compared the "minions" of the main villain to the putties from the Power Rangers, which I believe is a fair assessment. With that being said, the fight sequences with those "minions" were the best of the movie.
  • Comedy Elements: I was a little disappointed. I know DC typically is darker with their films, I thought this one would have been a bit lighter in tone.
  • Dramatic Elements: They tried really hard to make Deadshot's backstory the "tug at your heartstring" moment.
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Elements: With all the talk of "Metahumans" you would think there would be more "Metahumans" in the film. There were only three of them, four if you count the cameo from The Flash.
Cinematic Value:
  • Acting and Dialogue: 7: One of my fears of this films was that Will Smith would hog the limelight, he doesn't surprisingly. He might not have stolen the limelight but he brought a lot of himself to the character of Deadshot. There were a good amount of Will Smith-ism that made Deadshot feel less like Deadshot. I thought Will Smith had some of the best lines. He brought most of the humor to the film. Margot Robbie nailed the essence of Harley Quinn. The perfect mixture of sexy and insanity wrap up in a package of fun and excitement. I enjoyed Jared Leto's Joker, even though he wasn't a major presence in the film. Jai Courtney was a pleasant surprise as Boomerang.
  • Cinematography: 7: There were some really cool shots. Overall, there really wasn't anything that stood out or amazed me.
  • Direction: 6: David Ayer a filmmaker known for showcasing the courageous life of the military / police force (LAPD) is going to tackle a "team" made up of villains. I think he did a decent job at capturing the Suicide Squad as a unit, led by a military man. He got good performances out of his actors, and I can see his vision for the film, but I was unsatisfied as an audience member by the end of the film, due primarily to the writing which Mr. Ayer is responsible for, as well.
  • Editing: 4: One of the major problems I had with BvS was the flashbacks / flashforwards which had little to no explanation. I think Suicide Squad suffers slightly from this same problem. At least the flashbacks in this film served as makeshift origin stories, giving them some substance. It felt to me like the filmmakers had awesome written scenes, for each individual character, but didn't know how to piece them together into a cohesive story. The flashbacks that DID work were the ones during the "starting line-up" portion of the film, which happens within the first half hour of the film.
  • Screenplay: 3.5: I enjoyed the first third of this film from a story standpoint, granted it was basically a starting line-up. Using this format worked though because the average movie going audience only knows, The Joker, and maybe Harley Quinn. From watching Arrow and The Flash on the CW, I know a little about Deadshot and Boomerang. Besides that, I know basically nothing about the characters on screen. By the time the film ends, I really didn't care for anybody except for Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and The Joker. There was no emotional attachment to any of the ancillary characters. The "I will die for you because we are a family" bit at the films climax was unbelievable because there was no character development throughout the film. The whole team was assembled in less than 24 hours. The only common thread between each character is that they are "villains" or at the very least heinous criminals. They weren't even cellmates in the secret "metahuman" prison. I don't understand how any of them have a meaningful relationship with one another, without interaction. You know who did the "Rag-tag team of criminals / anti-heroes turned heroes" better, Marvel, with Guardians of the Galaxy. It possible to have a fun adventurous movies focusing on a team of miscreants heroes with fleshed out backstories.
  • Sound and Music: 5: I was having fun with the soundtrack near the beginning of the film because it was very much like a starting line-up of a sporting event. As the film progressed it became more annoying. The pop music transitioned to a score near the third act of the film, which was nice.
  • VFX: 7: The film was dark, not from a tone standpoint. It was night time, meaning covering up details. Overall the character design of the "metahuman" was good, except for the "minions." They were black and gray humanoid blob-ish figures, like I mention before "putties from the Power Rangers." El Diablo's shining moments were some of better visual aspects of this film.
Overall: 6: I had a decent time at the theater. I think it was at par with BvS, if not slightly better. I don't think I can recommend this film for the general audience.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

3-D NEEDS TO DIE!!!

I try to refrain from rant-like posts, but it's becoming harder and harder to watch a movie in 2D. I'm an avid movie goer. I try to see at least one movie a week at the theater, especially during the summer. Among my social circles, I'm known as the "movie guy." My friends usually ask me my thought on a movie before seeing it themselves. To be honest, not having an exorbitant cash flow is really the only thing limiting how many movies I watch at the theater. With that being said, I have noticed a trend this summer that I didn't in previous years. I'm not sure who to blame for this trend, studio heads, the producers, the theater chains, or the managers. The trend that I'm alluding to is disproportionate showtimes between 2D and 3D. 

For an example, these stats are based off my local theater (AMC Showplace 12). The premiere opening on Thursday night for Suicide Squad has two showtimes for the 2D viewing and two showing for the 3D viewing, not bad 50/50 split on the showtimes. Friday and Saturday it gets worst. Suicide Squad has five showtimes all day, one matinee showtime in 2D and four showtimes in 3D, on of which is a matinee. Based on the law of averages, the average person is done working around five in the evening, because of this the pique time for theaters is just slightly after dinner, which for the average person is right after they get off work. Therefore the evening showtimes have more weight because there are more people available to watch a movie. So the 20/80 (2D/3D) split, reflected from Friday and Saturday's showtimes, becomes a 10/90 split. On Sunday, Suicide Squad's showtimes have a 0/100 split. Meaning 100% of the showtimes are 3D. That very annoying. This isn't the first time this has happened.  All summer I have seen at least 25/75 split on almost every major movie released, including family movies like Finding Dory. 

With those numbers, the average family of four is paying at least fifteen more dollars at the box office. I'm not necessarily mad at 3D movie pricing. I'm irritated that someone is forcing the average movie going audience to buy the "premium priced" ticket, even though they don't want to. It seems like there are only three options at the theater: watch a 3D movie, don't watch a movie, or watch the latest crapfest that has twice as many showings.

I'm not caught up on the latest facts, but the last time I checked 75% of movie goer disliked 3D movies. If I remember correctly that percentage increased with the age of the demographic. Which make sense. Out of the twelve "Real 3D"  movies made in 2016 only three of them are live-action, one of which is The Jungle Book, a primarily CGI film. On the "Fake 3D" side of things, every movie was live action. A third of the "Real 3D" movies made last year, 2015, were live action, and none of the "Fake 3D" movies made last year were animated. Even looking through the history of 3D films, they seem to be heavily marketed towards family films, which are typically animated.

I personally don't enjoy 3D movies in general. For me, the 3D effect doesn't add anything to the film. From my experience, the 3D shots are usually forced and are fairly cheesy. Now, I may be more inclined to watch a film in 3D if it was made as a "Real 3D" film.  I'm the same way with IMAX. I rather watch a movie filmed with an IMAX camera, than a film that is just projected on a larger screen. When available, I watch movies in the format that it was attended to be viewed. The Hobbit films were created to be viewed at 48fps. My local theater doesn't have the capabilities to show a film at that frame rate. The close theater that did wasn't within a reasonable driving distance. Therefore, I had to view the film in 24fps, but that wasn't a deal breaker. When my local theater has all digital projectors with the capabilities to either show 2D or 3D prints, I should have equal opportunities to view it in my preferred way.

To the studio heads and producers, if you want me to watch your movie maybe make a few more 2D versions. To movie theater chains, and managers, if you want me to spend dollars at your theater how about you schedule showtimes where I have choices. Right now, my choices are to spend money, don't to spend money, or spend money on crap. I like watching movies at the theater, so please STOP forcing me to watch 3D versions.