Remember those? No? Not surprising, as the 3D movie craze did not last long and what was supposed to be “a new era” turned out to be a flash in the pan.
When the Lumière brothers showed one of the first films in history (in january 1896) there was a panic as the public felt they would be crushed by the train.
Later came the sound, the color and finally the panoramic screens.
Since then quite a few inventions appeared, expected to be a next step but none succeeded...
By re-introducing the 3D films, the movie industry expected to create or, more accurately, restore a new interest.
But the 3D films are prosthetic and the effect is there to compensate a complete lack of contents.
Whatever might be offered to the viewers, movies keep spectators in a state of total passivity and, as such, cannot compete with the sole true changement in media: inter-activity.
At the end of the 19th century, the Lumière brothers, albeit inventors of Cinematography, did not expect much impact out of it and thought it would not get farther than a luna-park attraction...