James McAvoy slams 3-D movies

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Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington star in this fantastical action adventure, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, about the mortal son of Zeus and the perilous journey he takes in an effort to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens. 

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."