IMAX - Dark Knight - worth it?

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  1. kayzee

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    Hi thinking of taking the girlfriend to see The Dark Knight @ IMAX... neither of us have been before.

    We saw it together at a normal cinema, and she has it on DVD, so I'm just wondering is the experience alone worth it? It comes to £27 for two tickets which seems a lot jus seeing is it worth the expense when I could just take her to see a new film and at a sensible price elsewhere lol.
     
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    Personally I would say its worth it:D
     
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    Hmm..

    I'd say it's worth it, but try to sit quite central if possible and a bit back. Sounds minor but I was sat closer than I'd have like to of been when I went to see it in London at release.

    The IMAX scenes were incredible, I wanted to be able to press 'pause' :)
     
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    Take a look at my previous post here...

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/movi...-dark-knight-then-part-2-a-4.html#post8739345

    I love the film, but i thought that watching it on IMAX spoiled it completely.

    If you ignore the Wow factor of such a large screen then the framing and composition of the film is totally spoiled by you being unable to focus on anything other than such a small area of the screen.

    Given the choice I'd watch it at home on Blu-ray over IMAX every single time.
     
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    I agree with sitting at least half way back and as central as possible. The London IMAX picture and sound quality are both fantastic :thumbsup:!!
     
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    I was contemplating going to catch it too this week at Imax. Just got the Blu ray today so thinking Imax then a second viewing at home during the next week.

    But all the talk of the change in ratio on the Blu-ray etc etc is kind of putting me off a little
     
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    I can't comment on the Blu-ray, but the majority of the action scenes were shot with IMAX cameras on 70mm, so what better place to watch it :thumbsup:.
     
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    It's actually quite well done and you should barely notice it, if at all. A lot of the ratio changes are done during darker scenes, so those widescreen black bars, top and bottom just become part of the movie. The image itself doesn't become distorted. It's not like changing from 4:3 to 16:9 on your tv and seeing the picture stretch. The change is implemented well.
     
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    Go see it in IMAX. Now.

    You can always watch it 'normally' later. If you miss the IMAX you'll kick yourself forever.

    Just make sure you're central and waaay back. This means either booking a while in adavnce for the premier seats (if they have them) or getting there early enough to snaffle good standard seats. And I mean EARLY. I'm not sure if the screenings now are as busy, but we got there 30 mins in advance and the que was already massive.

    Mind you, when I saw it the people who snuck in during the opening sequence just went straight to the empty premier seats and the usher bloke didn't want to disturb people by shifting them...
     
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    I would agree, I didnt even notice when the start of the film which is in IMAX mode changed to normal 16:9 and back into IMAX later on.

    If you are looking for it you will notice it, if you are engrossed in the first section of the film (the bank robbery) then it is unlikely you will notice.
     
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    go see imax, personally try to sit so the screen just fits my field of vision. i remember seeing kung fu panda, speed racer, and dark knight all on imax was dissapointed to see bolt not on imax but looking forward to watchmen and aliens/humans - dreamworks film will be, shame i cant have imax in my house.

    £27 wow its that for the batman begins & dark night double bill?
     
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    Might be of interest to some of you...

    I saw TDK at London IMAX back in 2008 so am tempted to go for an encore viewing as it was such a memorable experience :cool:

    If only they'd do a double feature with, Nolan' most recent masterpiece, Inception so I could see both on same night rather than having to make 2 journeys!
     
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    Yes, but make sure you get yourself seats in the middle 3/4 back and that kind of area. Avoid the sides and lower down otherwise you will be straining up to watch the film and if really unfortunate can have bits of staircase in the way

    The HK scene is awesome on imax and it is great news the final film is more imax orientated in mind
     
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    I haven't been to Waterloo IMAX since last summer' refurb so would be a good opportunity for me to try out the new Premium seating!

    Good to hear that Nolan is shooting even more IMAX footage for the TDKR :thumbsup: As I remember being awestruck by the IMAX scenes in TDK (much more impressive than any 3D movie I've seen) especially the HK skyline which almost gave me a nosebleed it was so vivid on the big screen :eek:
     
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    When TDK, Came out, i saw it 3 Times at the Waterloo Imax (plus 4 times at regular cinema) I'm thinking an Encore too on this amazing Movie at the cinema :D
     
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    I saw it at the IMAX twice! It's worth it for the 1st 10 minutes alone! :thumbsup:
     

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