I'm one of the folks who experiences eye-strain with 3D movies, so I usually avoid them. But I wanted to see what HFR 3D looked like, so I took the kids to see that version. With the HFR 3D, I had none of the usual eye-strain or eye-strain-induced headache. I also found the breathless descriptions of the visual differences between 24fps and 48fps to be overblown. It looked smoother, especially during sweeping shots and the "helicoptering" scenes in the goblin caves, but it hardly looked like a soap opera.
I'm still not sure that I care much for 3D. Having to watch a movie through flat grey lenses is still a bit distracting. If they could manage 3D with more transparent curved plastic lenses, then HFR 3D would probably make it work for me.
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