Over the past decade technology has improved dramatically. 3D movies have become more and more common, and numerous directors have attempted to create the "next best 3D movie." While some of the attempts have led to great success, such as Avatar, many have failed greatly. Directors have put the story line in the backseat, and spent the majority of their time and money on the visual aspect of the film. I am all for mesmerizing affects, but there comes a point when the plot needs to be in the forefront. Movies are meant to make the audience think, and create personal connections to real life events. If you take a look at a list of the greatest movies of all time you often see movies such as The Godfather, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca. All three of these movies have incredible, complex story lines and lack any advanced technology. It is not a coincidence that most movie critics consider movies with these qualities to be the best of all time. Directors need to take a long look at where they are spending their resources, and resort back to what has made movies great in the past. Stop trying to make every story into a 3D fantasy-world, and start proving us with good old-fashion realistic plots.