Originally Posted by Phantom Stranger
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
recommendation: Tier 2.25*
I guess I should not have expected as much from a movie starring CGI apes. This is very average picture quality for a movie with this kind of budget. I don't believe Fox did anything wrong in the transfer, a movie blending this much CGI and digital composites will almost always result in relatively soft video. Filtering and other digital tricks were employed to smooth the actual human actors interacting with their simian counterparts.
Much of the film takes place in the dark of night. Black levels aren't terrible but shadow delineation is definitely less than exemplary.
I'm really surprised at your low score on this one...both djoberg for 2D and myself for 3D put this in Tier 1.25.
Former 35mm and Digital Projectionist @ Regal Cinemas
Currently watching on: BenQ W1070, 82" 1.0 Gain Screen, Darbee Darblet, PS3, with Yamaha RX-V473, SVS PB-1000, a Def Tech CS-8040HD, 2 SM65 for L/R, and 2 PM 800s for surrounds.