Originally Posted by ray0414
Glad it wasn't me that was crazy.
Nope...you're not crazy (well, as far as I can tell and with regard to Age of Ultron
's picture and sound
I also noticed coming directly from jurassic world that the sound wasn't good either. I had to turn the volume up quite a bit even though jurassic world was very loud and clear even at a low setting on my avr.
See, it's interesting how some people could have opposite findings than the (mostly) majority of viewers (here, at least)...I found Jurassic World
's DTS-HD Master Audio track to be louder than Age of Ultron
's, but significantly lower and less impactful than many other titles in a general sense; it's much more aggressive than Age of Ultron
when comparing the two back to back, but Jurassic World
's mix didn't blow my skirt up, either (taking into consideration this was supposed to be a film about dinosaurs and one made within the past year, at that).
To argue the factors surrounding Age of Ultron
's weak audio presentation on Blu-ray is almost superfluous at this point; NO mix in the world should NEED to be cranked up to ridiculously high, near-reference (for those calibrated that way) levels in order to simply GET IMMERSED in it, regardless of what people are saying regarding the whole "There's NOTHING wrong here -- just CRANK IT WAY UP, problem solved!"
angle. I mean, that's simply ridiculous and the notion is becoming tiresome to even discuss.
What an absolute dud visually. And yes I agree about the opening sequence, the CGI looked just aweful, as if we were watching a clay presentation like they used to do on the pee wees playhouse show back in the 80s!!
A good visual representation comparison, if a bit crude...but yes, the CGI work was amateurish, and I simply don't know what went wrong here...I know Whedon and the rest of his visual production team were under a time crunch set forth by Disney executives during some of this work, and I believe it shows in certain places where plot lines were rushed, characters stuffed into narratives that felt "too fast" and "unexplained" and other anomalies. I hate to compare the two, but some of the elements on display in that opening raid sequence -- and one of the "way too rushed" parts I was referring to -- reminded me of John Carpenter's amateurish use of CGI in 1996's Escape From L.A
., a film notorious for its cheesy special effects work.
Here's a slightly funny story. The 1st time I seen age of ultron, was actually a purchased HDX version on vudu. My 1st vudu movie. And it looked horrible. I completely blamed vudu for how it looked. So you can imagine my shock when I put the blu ray in and it looked just as bad. Why would someone burn the vudu version onto a disc :P
Wow; interesting indeed...are you sure the Blu-ray looked JUST as bad?