In conjunction with today's theatrical release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Best Buy is offering a special promotional sale. The store will upgrade a regular Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie ticket to a 3D ticket with a purchase of either Transformers or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Blu-ray.
This 3D upgrade promotion, a $5 value, is good at Best Buy through July 16th.
I don't think you understand the promotion. If you purchase either of the first two Transformer BDs at Best Buy (both of which are still only available in 2D), you receive a voucher that can be redeemed at the box office for a "3D upgrade" when purchasing a ticket for the new Transformers film. i.e. Buy a ticket to a 3D screening but pay the price of a 2D screening ticket, with the voucher covering the 3D surcharge.
IMO this is a pretty lame promotion when compared to most "movie cash" promotions, which usually cover most (if not all) of the cost of a theatrical ticket. (By comparison, the recent Disney promotion in which several BDs such as Cars and The Incredibles included a "free ticket" to Cars 2 provided a voucher worth up to $8.50, so when I saw a matinee 3D screening I only had to pay an extra $3 for the 3D surcharge.) In this particular case, you'll save $3 - $5, depending on the theater and its 3D upcharge policy.
Actually the one good thing about Transformers 3 was the 3D. First time in a while I did not feel cheated with the 3D surcharge. That's the good part though. The movie is horrible. Most of the flaws of Revenge of the Fallen are here, including that first endless hour of Sam Witwicky/Mom/Dad/Girlfriend jokes (that fall flat for the most part). The final showdown is a visual wonder, but by the time it gets there, I was too numb to care.
I wish the explanation of HOW you get this savings was more clear. Does the store give you some kind of voucher (similar to movie cash) that you then take to the theater and it takes care of the 3D add-on charge? Or do you bring in the ticket after the fact and then get some kind of discount at the store?
I don't see why this can't be more clearly spelled out. It sounds like a lot of hassle and confusion to save $3 or $4.
It doesn't matter much to me directly since I won't be using the offer either way. I'm not even sure if I want to go see th 3rd movie after how terrible the 2nd one was.... and IF I do go see it, I will definately be opting for a 2D screening.
What I still dont get is how people keep calling the 2nd and now 3rd transformers bad.. all are bad movies with GREAT pq/aq.. I mean the first stunk as much as the next but I will enjoy them for what they are. These are HT movies.
So, if I buy one outrageously shitty movie, Best Buy will enable me to see an outrageously shitty sequel to said movie in a format that will give me a headache, but I won't have to pay anything extra for that headache?
Assuming you haven't bought either of the previous films on Blu-ray but want to see the third in 3D, a dubious suggestion at best considering they've been like $10 for the last year, you then have to buy an advance 2D ticket to Dark of the Moon...NOT SEE THE MOVIE...take the Ticket to Best Buy, buy one of the Blu-rays, take that up to the service desk, show them your unused ticket, and they'll give you some sort of retarded voucher which you can THEN take BACK to the theater where they will upgrade your ticket. A THREE DOLLAR VALUE! WOOOOOOW!
If a single person actually does this I will be flabbergasted.
By the way, I just got out of Transformers 3 and it's total crap. Way worse than the last one. It's still loaded with stupid humor and ridiculous and dopey things happen constantly.
Here's an example, the tide of battle changes because a newspaper blows into the bad guy's face! I'M NOT KIDDING!
And the Autobots are barely in it. They dissapear for LONG stretches without explanation and for some ungodley reason Megatron is wearing a potato-sack cape the whole time! WTF!?
Well the first two films were unwatchable so that's a no to me. TF3 is the closest the franchise has ever seen to a good movie, mostly due to the darker tone, the lack of Megan Fox, a better cast, better opening, better villain. And in regards to the autobots "inexplicably" disappearing for long stretches of time, they were shot into space. Do you really need any more explanation?
3D, an excuse to charge more for the exact same movie and in the process ruin peoples eyes. It is also further proof of how led around on a leash the population is. It's so grand how willing people are to waste their money for NOTHING but a gimmick and let these greedy corporations do whatever they want.
Im am sorry to disagree. 3D is as much of a gimic as 7.1 Surround Sound. Last time I checked I had only 2 ears not 7. Thats what makes movies great, gimicks. How most of the people can call for 3D's demise but go home to their Home theater with Butt Shakers in their chairs sounds a little crazy. As for the film it self, if you paid money to see it and were disappointed, Really, Really? There were two other examples of what was brewing in Michael Bay's head. It boggles the mind trying to figure out why people are expecting Schindler's List when they go see these movies. I paid to see exactly what it was, a loud big over the top robot ass kick movie on a global scale. I heard the same complaints with Tron Legacy. I said the same thing then, ITS A TRON SEQUAL, what did you expect? There not making another Saving Private Ryan...
Hollywood lowered my standards. Cant wait for that soon to be Oscar winning Smurfs movie. Hollywood bitches about people bootleging their movies causing loss of income, but they seem to have plenty of money to make crap. I just understand what Im going to see before I go see it. Im pretty sure most of these comic book movies are crap and when I go I expect nothing more. Every once in a while I am presently suprised.