Upcoming comic book movies Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will be available in theaters as 3D movies, but don't expect an amazing experience for either of them as they were both shot in 2D.
It's funny when you look at movies that are being released this year, because for most of the big-budget titles, production began years ago when 3D was kind of falling by the wayside. Back then, many people said it wasn't worth the time or work to shoot anything in 3D.
Now, the 3D industry is booming and people are making complete 180-degree spins. Take Captain America director Joe Johnston, who said that filming in 3D was a "nightmare" and completely nixed 3D plans for the movie. Well, now it's getting a 3D facelift in post-production.
That usually spells trouble, as anything that is not natively created in 3D usually comes out looking spotty at best. Thor's director was a bit more curious about the idea, saying that it would be "a different kind of experience."
Regardless, both of them have a lot to prove in order to avoid the backlash that movies like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland, both of which were not shot in 3D either, which caused movie goers to have a sour after-taste for paying the 3D premium.