29 December 2012 7:34 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“We live in a three-dimensional world,” James Cameron admonished Hollywood a few weeks ago on the opening of Life of Pi. Calling Ang Lee’s film some of the best use of 3-D since his own Avatar (2009), Cameron was trying to push the movie industry – as he has been for some time – toward a more full-bore commitment to 3-D filmmaking. The approximately 40 3-D titles slated for release in 2013, evidently, still represents only a chicken-hearted effort in Cameron’s eyes.

What Cameron has been hoping for with Pi is that the movie shows 3-D to be more than a gimmick for action flicks like The Avengers; that 3-D can be used eloquently in movies that aren’t about pyrotechnics and superheroes sailing through the air, that it isn’t just for making the fanboys chuckle with glee as they duck 3-D ejecta. Pi, in Lee’s more than capable hands, uses »

- Bill Mesce

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