Movie Discussion – “Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D”

Those with kids may wish to pay attention to this.
The rest of us can safely ignore it.

5 replies on “Movie Discussion – “Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D””

  1. Radish03 says:

    So it is real
    I saw the trailer for this movie before HHGTTG and could not believe it was an actual movie. I was baffled when it wasn’t a mock trailer with someone telling me to turn off my cell phone. Or am I missing something and these established characters?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: So it is real

      I saw the trailer for this movie before HHGTTG and could
      not believe it was an actual movie. I was baffled when it
      wasn’t a mock trailer with someone telling me to turn off
      my cell phone. Or am I missing something and these
      established characters?

      I’ve never seen these characters before. What I do know is
      that traditional 3D technology required a screen made of
      genuine silver, but most screens now are polymers that
      don’t include silver. My suspicion is that someone
      developed 3D technology that works with today’s screens,
      and slapped together some sort of movie that could show the
      effects off.

      • y42 says:

        Re: So it is real

        What I do know is
        that traditional 3D technology required a screen made of
        genuine silver

        How so? I wasn’t aware they had special propreties…

        • fiziko says:

          Re: So it is real

          How so? I wasn’t aware they had special propreties…

          The tech who installed the rig at the theater I worked at
          for a special midnight screening of an old 3D film couldn’t
          tell me how, but it definitely needed it. (The manager
          first told him the wrong theater had a silver screen, so
          the first installation didn’t work.) I’m guessing that,
          since the technology needed polarized glasses and the
          projector needed two lenses to show it, the technology used
          polarized light to distinguish between the “right and left”
          eye images. If polymers failed to preserve polarization
          information from the camera, while silver retained it
          nicely, then you’d need the genuine silver to make the
          technology work.

  2. octa says:

    versatility
    I just find it amazing that the director for Sin City and Desperado can make all these kid movies(he did spy kids too) and not skip a beat.

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