I wonder if 3D might not soon become a magical Band-Aid for tepid filmmaking. Regardless of how much you loved Avatar, you know the critical consensus has been that it's a visual experience, and that story and dialogue took a necessary backseat. Will studios rush to put movies through the 3D process and encourage us to ignore the flaws because of the visuals? Will audiences buy it? Will Sam Worthington never be seen in 2D again?
I'm not sure they will. The bloom will be off the rose eventually. I'm still not a big fan of 3D (despite that I'd still like to see a handful of movies retrofitted for my own cheesy curiosity) due to the ticket cost and availability. For many it's still a trek to see them in 3D, and proper IMAX may be even harder to find. The more films that are designed for the format, the more work it may be for moviegoers to see them until their cities catch up. Will they become impatient with being unable to see films as they were "meant" to be seen?