Imagine the scenario. Its Christmas day, copious amounts of turkey has been consumed, the Queen has addressed the nation and you have just rigged your brand spanking new BluRay player up the your straight-out-of-the-box 3D TV, complete with surround sound speakers and pair of glasses that even Lady GaGa wouldn’t be seen dead in. You’re all ready to go. Now if only you had something to watch. If only someone had been kind enough to buy you some movies to go with it. When it comes to 3D BluRay films, if you have received any of the following as prezzies, for pure mind-blowing brilliance alone you are in for a treat…
Rio – No prizes for guessing which part of Brazil this film is set in, a delightfully chirpy tale of a parrot called Blu in what must surely be one of the most colourful movies of the year. The 3D animation is a mesmerising assault on your senses, but the fact that it is backed by such a good storyline makes this a real must-see.
Despicable Me – Like all the best cartoons, Despicable Me has enough substance to it to appeal to adults and children alike. If Rio was one of the most colourful films of the year, Despicable Me is certainly a contender for the funniest.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – The fourth Pirates outing was filmed in 3D, and holds the record as the first 3D film to be shot in an outdoors location. When it comes to blockbuster success, you will be hard pushed to better the exploits of Captain Jack Sparrow.
The Smurfs – A mixed bag in terms of critics reviews, The Smurfs is one of those films you will either love or hate. What cannot be denied is how great the 3D looks, and younger members of the family will find this simply Smurf-tastic!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – The best film of 2011? A fitting end to the wizarding film series that got better and better with age. The use of 3D is subtle but well executed, and the final climatic end battle is one that you simply must see in three dimensions. A modern classic.