James McAvoy calls 3D a waste of time

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James McAvoy has revealed that he’s not as keen on 3D as some of his Hollywood contemporaries.

While talking with Deadline , the actor failed to hide his distaste for the format, going so far as to call it a “waste of time and money”.

“Thank God this movie [X-Men: First Class] is not in 3D,” he said, “which is just an excuse to charge an extra ten bucks at the theatre.

“Then in the end, they're not 3D at all. The idea of things coming out of the screen and making you jump out your seat are done very well, but I think it's a waste of time and money and I wouldn't pay for a ticket to go to one of those films.”

The actor showed he knows what he’s talking about by citing Clash Of The Titans as an example of poor post-conversion jobs:

“I maintain you can't do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash Of The Titans .”

We couldn't agree more, though it seems Macca's forgotten he's lending his voice to Aardman Animation's upcoming 3D movie Arthur Christmas . Oops.

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