3D doesn't work, and it never will, according to acclaimed film reviewer and journalist Roger Ebert. As posted in an article to the Chicago Sun-Times, the reason for this is simple...our brains haven't evolved sufficiently to be able to see the images in three true dimensions. In a letter to Ebert, Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The English Patient) tells us that the problem with being able to see 3D correctly is one of focus and convergence between our eyes and our brains.
This creates two large problems for viewers watching 3D film. The first is that the awareness the viewer has of the gimmick takes them out of being able to actually become immersed in the film. The other is that a good many people watching 3D get headaches as a result, because they are literally unable to process what's being put in front of them.
So, though 3D is undergoing a resurgence, it seems like something that has a very short shelf life, as we're not likely to evolve to understand it anytime soon. How about you? Do you have any 3D horror stories to share?