James McAvoy slams 3-D movies

June 17th, 2011

James McAvoy thinks 3-D movies are a "waste of money".

The 'X-Men: First Class' actor - who plays Professor X in the movie prequel - believes the technology is simply an excuse to get more money out of the cinema going public for a product that is not significantly better than normal films.

He explained: "I think it's good thing 'X-Men' is not 3-D. In fact, thank God this movie is not in 3-D.

"3-D it just an excuse to charge you an extra 10 bucks at the theatre. And then in the end it's not 3-D at all, it's just a waste of money.

"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."

James cites the widely panned 'Clash of the Titans' as an example of how not to do 3-D movies, slamming the decision to add in the special effects in just a few weeks after production.

He added to Deadline.com: "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'.

"I don't mean to throw that movie under the bus because my buddy Sam [Worthington] is in it, but I think everybody realised that this was a point at which people had gone too far."