Long before we had kids – which is probably why we had enough disposable income to waste any on it – my wife and I bought a 3D DVD copy of Journey to the Center of the Earth. It’s not a good movie, but it’s fun and does its one trick pretty well.
We watched it once and then tucked it away on the shelf. It’s since joined us on three separate moves and I don’t even recall packing it. But somehow we remembered it and tried it out with our kids, who were completely fucking floored that a movie could do that.
Given that the 3D glasses that came with the movie are just the regular cardboard shit they’ve been peddling since the ’50s, they could easily have been ripped to shreds in the last decade. But they weren’t.
So now I get to look for other gimmicky shit to watch with the kids. And I do enjoy a good gimmick.
Although… Now that I think about it, wasn’t Sharkboy and Lavagirl released in 3D? And I’m realizing this after the girls have finally cooled down and quit rewatching that fucking thing?
Shit. Nobody tell them.