Not everyone dislikes 3D, though they might not be thrilled with all aspects of it.
"I like the fact that filmmakers are trying new things. I dislike the extra $2.50 charge," said George Washington freshman Austin Susman, who is a filmmaker himself.
He added that 3D has no influence on whether he sees a movie. "I usually see the movies I want to see. The number of dimensions rarely influences my decision," he said.
George Washington senior Sabah Ahmed likes 3D films but prefers animated ones to live action.
"Animated 3D films are better," she said. "Live action 3D is bad because either the actors are trying too hard to make things appear 3D or they're not putting an effort into their performance."
There will be plenty of 3D films in 2012; however not many of them so far are original. Some aren't even new.
For instance, Disney fans will be able to see "Beauty and the Beast" and "Finding Nemo" back on the big screen with an added dimension. Also George Lucas will begin re-releasing his beloved "Star Wars" series in the third dimension, and James Cameron will re-release "Titanic" in 3D.
Why are they doing this? Some would say it's a creative vision, but more than likely, it's for money. Every one of these re-releases is expected to haul in major profits.
Disney knows that parents will take their kids to see the re-releases, "Star Wars" is one of the most popular franchises of all time and "Titanic" will appeal to lovers (as well as coincide with the disaster's 100th anniversary).
Movies in 3D certainly aren't going anywhere in the near future, and as long as Hollywood executives know a profit can be made from them, they'll continue to be produced. The only way for them to stop is for people to stop going to them, but that's not going to happen. We'll always need an escape from real life, and movies give us that.