David is right, Basic is good, but not great. I watched it Friday night. I am big fan of adult movies--no! not those kind of adult movies, I mean mature films for adults. I can't watch a movie that doesn't have that kind of depth. In other words, you won't find me watching Disney. So with that in mind, I thought Basic was an interesting film, in that it brought up adult issues, sometimes in a subtle way.
And seeing as how this is a forum about A/V gear, let me tell you, I was very pleased when this movie started, and the words "Dolby Digital EX" scrolled across the display of my Rotel preamp/processor. I love 6.1/7.1, and don't watch nearly enough movies with /EX or /ES soundtracks.
Sunday, Some friends brought over the extended version of Lord of the Ring. I nearly popped when I saw that the soundtrack was 6.1 discrete. This was one that I saw at the local cineplex, and my big question is: Why did they chop this one all to hell and leave Gangs of New York at over three hours? The extended LOTR is much better than the theatrical version; it is better paced, and it better sets up the next movie. It really deserved more from the theatrical release.