one huge benefit is that the grand setpieces are almost always set in broad daylight, where you can finally revel in the immense scale of the action without scratching your head as to what exactly is going on.
All of the daylight scenes are one area where the movie fell down imo. Gone is the intense HDR which characterised the original movie with the contrast between the blasts of the weapons, the blue neon Kaiju features, and the black sky; replaced by daylight which shows up the CGI as often sub par especially the Sydney sequence.The film definitely has more of a Transformers style than Del Toro's original, not least in its visuals, but the biggest benefit to this is that there's none that bathed-in-darkness-and-rain that dominated the first film which, whilst not beneficial to the lighter tone of the movie, definitely makes it easier to appraise in terms of visual opulence.
It's become the latest craze on the forum,moan about the reviewer, moan about the movies moan about the prices,moan about P/Q / S/Q.Wow a lot of haters lol.
I think Cas's review was spot on in terms of the Transformers reference, also Boyega needed a better director, he is no Idris Elba and he needed to be told that. But to be fair to him, the script seems to have been written to create an Elba lite character even though he kept saying he is not his father.
China is rapidly becoming the number 1 movie market and boy are hollywood going for it. It's bordering on sycophantic to be honest.
As for the disc, the resulting picture quality from HDR and WCG on my TV is absolutely stunning. Yet other 4k films that are meant to be stunning are merely excellent.
Overall I really enjoyed it. To me it's what Transformers should have been so I'm fine with that.
I understand Cas's review numbers for the film but I would swap the picture and audio numbers.
The 3D is said to be OK but not great. The colours, detail and contrast on the 4k mean it's probably the way to go on this one.Hopefully I will get my hmv steelbook today, Monday. So if the movie is that bad what should I watch first 4k or 3d, bearing in mind I might only watch the movie once I will also be watching via my xbox one x, were I might have 4k issues or for 3d I will have to go into the settings and switch everything of (4k wise) to be able to watch in 3d, is the effort going to be worth it
Seriously, as long as there is a lot of action and it looks good, I will easily watch it twice.
I liked it! I guess I must be a very advanced 7 y.o. I've even started shaving alreadyi think a lot of you "older" guys tend to forget that you are not the target audience for these movies and hence slate the flick for not living upto "your" expectations, my 7y.o. absolutely loves it and has watched it quite a few times, i don't mind it, its fluff and as such i view it as fluff and don't turn a critical eye to it
My copy arrived just now. The 4k disc worked on my xbox one x, doesn't mean it will play next time 3d on the other hand, i couldn't get my tv to auto change to 3d when i started up the disc. Changed the settings on xbox, switched off 4k, hdr etc just kept 3d on, changed auto detect to hdmi but i couldn't get my tv to auto switch to 3d, lg c6. Tried out my old Panasonic dmp bdt 320, 3d player and it auto switched to 3d straight away.The 3D is said to be OK but not great. The colours, detail and contrast on the 4k mean it's probably the way to go on this one.
I'm 44 and I loved this movie. Just as much as the first one at least. I laughed, I cried, I jumped off my seat, all within the duration of one film...Can't ask more than that!i think a lot of you "older" guys tend to forget that you are not the target audience for these movies and hence slate the flick for not living upto "your" expectations, my 7y.o. absolutely loves it and has watched it quite a few times, i don't mind it, its fluff and as such i view it as fluff and don't turn a critical eye to it
See now i'm gonna have to watch World War Z again after you mentioned those scenes!!Sound is not even a patch on the first one. Mid bass movie at best. Btw, I watched this after revisiting the Jerusalem and Grenade attack scenes in World War Z which are sonic monsters.