I should clarify my stance on 3D in movies, it seems.
I went to go see Avatar in 3D. To say nothing of the movie, the 3D was rather immersive and atmospheric -- used properly, it was subtle and engrossing. The movie was clearly made for 3D from the get-go. Still, the temptation of using 3D gimmicks such as Colonel McBadass waving his gun over our heads is always going to be a part of these movies now, which only adds to the stable of cheap tricks movies use that were worn out before they even became popular. Plus, I still got a headache when they had big, long hallway shots, and my eyes were trying to focus on different depths while still looking at a flat screen -- very uncool.
Most movies in 3D, however, are converted to 3D in post-production, meaning the image is too dark, it's simply layered, and frankly looks like someone took a shit on the screen and you're watching it slowly roll down the wall for 90-120 minutes. Also very uncool.
I'm not saying 3D is, by itself, the Devil's cinematic parlor trick. I'm just saying it seems that way the majority of the time. In another ten years, when the equipment is standardized and you won't ever find a theater NOT showing 3D films, and TVs are all equipped for 3D... I'll probably still hate it, but at that point I'll have to get used to it. I am still going to seize this opportunity to rage while I can, and in ten years you'll wish you had too, instead of wasting these precious years of your life enjoying something and making fond memories. Blegh!