Should You Watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story In 3D?


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows for the first time in theaters across the U.S. tonight. Now comes the question: which format to see it in, 3D or standard?

Tonight is the magic night! In just a few hours, many of us will be sitting in the theater watching a new Star Wars movie play out on a gigantic screen before us.

Such an important event comes with many important decisions to make. The biggest decision is what format to see Rogue One in, 3D or standard.

First, let’s establish the fact that Rogue One is showing in 3D. Of course it is, it’s a blockbuster movie.

Second, let’s weigh the pros and cons of watching a movie in 3D.


  1. You see ships, laser blasts, and other cool stuff jump out at you out of the screen.
  2. Several theaters (Regal Cinemas, ShowPlace ICON, and Kerasotes Theatres) are offering collectible 3D glasses designed by RealD 3D to look like Rogue One characters. Not only can you see Rogue One in 3D, you can see it in style. Check out the three different styles below.


  1. Sometimes a 3D movie has very few 3D effects.
  2. 3D tickets are more expensive.
  3. Some people get sick watching 3D.

Usually, which format you choose to see a movie in comes down to personal preference. I have seen only a few movies in 3D, and I would have been just as happy seeing them in standard. The 3D effects weren’t mind-blowing or even abundant. Some movies just aren’t designed to be seen in three dimensions.

“Take hold of this moment. The Force is strong.” – Chirrut Imwe

I am seeing Rogue One tonight in 3D, but for a unique reason. My local theater only possesses two screens, and both of them are showing Rogue One in 3D tonight. Given the option, I would have chosen standard for the sake of my parents. Both of my parents have a tendency to get sick or overwhelmed by big theater screens. But for the sake of Star Wars, all three of us are braving the three-dimensional experience.

Consider who you are going to see Rogue One with before you decide what format to see it in. Are a lot of people going with you? You might choose standard over 3D for the cheaper ticket prices. Do you or anyone in your group have health problems 3D special effects exacerbate? Choose standard to be safe. Regardless of which format you see it in, you’re going to have fun because it’s Star Wars. Just choose what will make the experience the most comfortable for you and your friends and family.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters across the U.S. tonight and tomorrow, December 16th.