Originally Posted by David_B
It was a mostly fun movie.
BUT, I think the "camera can go anywhere in CG world" overwelmed Spielberg a bit, and he went super crazy with camera movements.
I agree. The lure of the new camera movement freedom seemed to be a bit to much to resist. While it could be a cool feature when used with restraint, I thought he went overboard in many of the sequences.
Originally Posted by lovinthehd
I experienced a few 3D anomalies (I have no idea what the term would be) but don't know if they were deliberate, either as they kind of reminded me of the blue streaks JJ Abrams put in Star Trek and Super 8.
Are you referring to the lens flare? I found it distracting in the movie. Yeah, I know they wanted to give it some grounding in reality, but to add digital lens flare? Unnecessary .
Originally Posted by billpan
The sound mix was very low so you have to crank up your receiver..surround activity was good,but LFE wasnt anything special.
That may have been my problem. I was completely underwhelmed by the surrounds, even wondering if they were on. But, I was listening at our normal volume settings. Dialog was very clear, so it never occurred to me that it may have been set to low. I'll have to remember to crank it higher the next time I watch it.
Originally Posted by Brandon B
My whole family liked it quite a bit. I feel like it was what Indy 4 should have been, adventure movie wise.
None of us had any more than marginal familiarity with the original comic, though.
You know, watching this movie, it sure did have that Indiana Jones feel. I couldn't help but think how cool it would be to use this technique to make a new Indy film. That way, we could have Harrison Ford lend his voice and body movements to give us another story set in 1930's or 40's. The stunt work could be handled by a younger actor, but we'd still get the essential essence of Ford in the character. These films are much easier to shoot quickly, so sequels could be done quickly if successful, but I digress.
The film was entertaining enough to consider buying in the future. There were some fun moments, and it was a good setup for the character. I'm looking forward to the sequel, and it'll be interesting to see where Jackson takes the story.