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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/ 4/2005

To 3-D or Not to 3-D

By Jen Chaney

This weekend, there are two "Chicken Littles" to choose from: the regular version and the digital 3-D one. If you have to take the kids (or nieces or nephews), I highly recommend that you opt for the three-dimensionsal edition.

The main reason: The movie itself is not that great. It's not particularly funny or clever and the story eventually gets mushier than the filling in a chicken pot pie. But 3-D lends a special magic to the tale that's otherwise missing. If I'd had to see "Chicken Little" the traditional way, I probably would have been bored silly.

Plus, the 3-D glasses moviegoers get are super-cool. Don't expect the cardboard kind you see in photos from the 1950s; these are big, plastic, lime-green specs that look exactly like the ones worn by the movie's hero. A very cute touch on Disney's part.

Maybe it's because I haven't seen a 3-D movie in a while, but I was pretty awestruck by the imagery. The animation literally jumps off the screen and right into your face. It was so convincing that during the dodgeball scene, I almost ducked.

Wondering where to take your little chickens to see the sky fall in 3-D? Locally, you can check it out at Loews Georgetown, Multiplex Cinemas Lee Highway, Regal Countryside, Muvico Egyptian and Crown Annapolis Mall. Don't forget to hang on to your glasses. They'll come in handy if you ever get sucked into "I Love the '80s 3-D" on VH-1.

-- Jen

By Jen Chaney  | November 4, 2005; 12:06 PM ET
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