Originally Posted by alexg75
I cant say how you will feel about the movie itself,but you will bee(pun) happy with the sound.
The final 30 mins of T1 is one of my favorite reference sequences as well.However TF2 just pushes the envelope way further soundwise....
The highlights for me are the opening Shanghi sequence,the Optimus Prime Forest fight and of course the massive Finale in Egypt.
I must give credit to the sound team on this show,their work is as amazing as the VFX artists.
Technically, it was compressed for at least two-thirds of the film. For me, it couldn't be helped that Juno kept popping into my head: "It's just noise." Now, the last third with the fight in Egypt. That was a little more impressive, beginning with the EMP burst. And the aggregate of the Constructicons becoming the Devastator... AWESOME.
The sound design was horribly sloppy, overall. If the first film felt like "wash, rinse, repeat," then this is just a fancy dishwasher. Music was playing in some form or fashion during the majority of the film, and yes, that makes it feel like a long commercial. In fact, I didn't even know the movie started because it started like an ad for a Discovery Channel show. Surrounds were used, but the front was so fully barraged, you'd hardly pay attention to the back. I was hoping to be impressed, but this one makes the first one feel so refined.
I'm hoping the home edition will be better tweaked.
NOTE: This isn't to disregard alexg75's review. The IMAX may have sounded better than the traditional theatre that I attend, though my local theatre does a pretty good job with the sound most of the time and is a pretty good gauge for my thoughts how the home edition will sound. Still, I know that doesn't compare to IMAX. Just an observation (to write something down now just in case it would sound loads better on BD).