Avatar"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should," said Jeff Goldblum's naysayer in 'Jurassic Park.' So it is with 3-D movies.

This year has seen an unprecedented number of 3-D releases, to be topped off by James Cameron's long-awaited 'Avatar' in December. DreamWorks honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg has decreed that all his studio's releases henceforth must include 3-D prints. And Hollywood seems to think that 3-D, after decades of haphazard tinkering, is finally poised to save the industry by prying people away from their home theaters and Web browsers and pulling them back into theaters. But has anyone stopped to ask whether audiences actually like 3-D?
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