Just finished watching Iron Man for the first time.
This is REFERENCE Dolby True HD audio... I am biased towards PCM soundtracks because I despise DialNorm (having to raise my receiver volume +5db is a chore everytime I switch PCM/TrueHD), but this is not an issue on Iron Man.
The dialog was comfortably loud, and rarely (maybe once) did I not understand what was spoken onscreen. Even during heavy action scenes.
The gun shots sound meaty, not rat-tat-tat, more like dootf-dootf-dootf with full weight and impact.
The LFE? Ho-My-God!!! Can you say "shake the house loud"? I can't imagine what the neighbors must've heard... fortunately, they're out of town.
PQ was excellent. Not much to be said there. The red hues on the Iron Man suit looked like real life (even though it was
All in all, my favorite BD release this year.
5-Stars for Audio
4.5-Stars for Video.
p.s. I hope they replace Paltrow for Iron Man 2. She was wasted in her supporting role. Whenever she was onscreeen, the movie felt like it grinded to a screeching halt.