Originally Posted by AustinSTI
Ok...I give in. It's now Tier 1 by popular Demand below CL and Open Season.
I watched the movie all the way through - finally got through the scene where he's chomping on boar nuts - and I saw what people were referring to. Tier 1 yes; Now I haven't seen Crank to compare so its above Crank but below CL/Open Season...
I still think it's quite a bit too high, but at least this is a more logical location for it (since it does have such obvious PQ issues). Above Crank? I'd say Crank is much more consistent, has amazing detail, and really pops. However, I don't know how to describe it, but the image is... well... over-pure and harsh, if that makes any sense. I think technically that Crank should clearly be rated above Apocalypto in terms of picture quality. However, I can understand how folks would prefer the PQ of Apocalypto, even though it's technically not superior. But since Crank is ahead of PotC1 and others, that seems to imply that it's actual PQ that matters.
For me, the grain in Apocalypto is just so grating. The constant switching is so annoying that it takes me out of the movie. To me, it's like seeing the dot telling theatres when to change the reel. Once you notice it, you can't help but notice it. However, the grain occurs far more often than said dot.
GoCeltics, you may be surprised to know this, but I think you may be right. While the list looks more reasonable now (sorry Rob, I haven't seen Night at the Museum - is it worth buying?), I believe Austin may have just opened a can of worms. What do you do when you let popular opinion dictate placement, but popular opinion is so obviously wrong? Do you allow the integrity of the list to be compromised by allowing popular opinion to rule, or do you compromise the system so that the list's integrity can be maintained? This, IMO, is the largest issue with using popular opinion for this list.
And you never answered my question. Are you a Fleet Center fan (or whatever it's called this week), or a Garden fan?