The Time Out film debate 2012 highlights

Your thoughts on films and filmgoing in 2012

In October, Time Out sponsored the Debate strand at the London Film Festival. We also took the opportunity to kickstart our own debate, to find out how our readers feel about the state of films and filmgoing in 2012. Here we take a close look at a few of the most interesting results.

Is 3D a fad or is it here to stay?

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We’re intrigued that 66 percent of you still think that 3D is a fad and isn’t here to stay. Let’s remember that more serious filmmakers like Ang Lee (‘Life of Pi’) and Martin Scorsese (‘Hugo’) are now experimenting with 3D, and also that the first part of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy has just been released worldwide in the format too. So there’s no sign at our end of it going away.

We wonder whether we can interpret this result as saying that people would prefer it go away – in which case, maybe our readership is a little older than 3D’s biggest fans. Or perhaps audiences are simply tiring of going to the cinema to get a pain behind the eyes when they could do the same at the pub?

See more results from the Time Out film debate 2012

  • Would you download a film illegally? Is it time for Woody Allen to call it a day? Is there too much violence on screen? Who'd win in a fight, Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston?

    Find out how you responded to these questions and more right here.