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The Movie How To Train Your Dragon in 3D by DreamWorks

March 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

Last week I was on a screening of the new movie How To Train Your Dragon in 3D by DreamWorks and I can say I’m very pleased with what I saw and I would definitely recommend you to watch the movie. The screening I saw was in a movie theater using the Dolby 3D technology for projection, so have in mind that with Real D, IMAX 3D or any other technology the viewing experience might be a bit different. Now I won’t be talking about the story of the movie in order not to spoil your fun watching it, but focus on a few key moments in the realization. I’ll just let you know that it was really interesting and fun to watch with the story really getting the attention of the audience for the whole movie and everyone seemed to like it and be quite satisfied with what they saw after the movie finished.

But now a bit more on the technology realization of the movie in 3D. First of all How To Train Your Dragon offers mostly depth effect, so the story brings you inside the screen with just a few moments when you can say things actually pop out of the screen. I personally prefer this way of doing 3D movies as you are not being impressed with “cheap effects” of things hitting you in the face, but are allowed to focus on the story without actually being distracted by the 3D effect in the movie. You’ll notice that in the movie there is a Depth of Field effect and it is there with the sole purpose to help you focus on the important parts of the scene, otherwise with too much detail on every object and the perception of depth your attention might move towards not so important elements and you can miss some of the story. Fast action was fine almost everywhere, with just a few scenes where you could notice a bit of stutter in the movement of some fast moving objects, not that this would be easily noticed by the normal viewers.

And if you’ve watched the movie already you can share your comments below…

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Philip Heggie // Mar 29, 2010 at 01:10

    I thought the 3d was great, genuine 3d unlike Alice. Immersing story too brought tears to my eyes.

  • 2 InsertNameHere // Mar 29, 2010 at 02:54

    Is there a trailer in 3d available?

  • 3 Philip Heggie // Mar 29, 2010 at 04:31

    No 3d trailer

  • 4 John Nemesh // Apr 10, 2010 at 01:26

    There is a WONDERFUL trailer for this movie in true stereoscopic 3D included on the Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D Blu-Ray that you get free from Samsung (with purchase of 3DTV and 3D Blu-Ray player). I am hopeful that the trailer will be present on the retail version whenever that hits the stores. It looks GREAT…but they dont show any of the flight sequences that are supposed to be the highlight of the movie…I guess they wanted to save something for the paying audience! :)

  • 5 Bloody // Apr 10, 2010 at 06:03

    Maybe someone will share that trailer with the rest of us… ;)

  • 6 ToasterStroodle // Apr 25, 2010 at 19:35


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