Originally Posted by FoxyMulder
To the person who mentioned compression issues and banding issues....Can you give a timeframe in the movie so this can be checked out....I will look if a specific time can be mentioned and if there is any it can be marked as a negative against the film.
Originally Posted by Lookilook
Men in black.
What's your opinion on this one? To me, it has some grain generally good PQ, but just not as visually arresting as I'm Legend. No EE or DNR once again..AFA I can see.
Originally Posted by patrick99
To me, the DNR is virtually pervasive, but, if Peter Bracke thinks it looks good, who am I to disagree?
This is where these kinds of threads drive me crazy.
So many "opinions" and inappropriate comparisons that any validity, credibility, and objectivity just vanish.
I Am Legend is given incredible reviews. Yet one person sees banding and compression artifacts that no one else has commented on and the thread is ready to give the movie negatives.
Comparing I Am Legend to Men In Black and saying the one isn't as visually arresting as the other? The movies have very different filming styles. They aren't supposed to look the same. MIB doesn't have the slick look of I Am Legend. It's not supposed to. By making this kind of comparison, it sounds like it's to MIB's detriment that it isn't as visually arresting as I Am Legend.
And patrick99 says DNR is pervasive. If that was the case, why is there so much detail in this film and why does it not have the look that is so often described in movies that do have too much DNR??
And patrick, I don't like Bracke. He nitpicks to death. The fact that he hasn't nitpicked I Am Legend and doesn't see the DNR you describe and doesn't see the compression and banding that igans sees makes these observations even less credible.
With all due respect to the originator of this thread, which theoretically was a good idea, I find I've just lost interest in reading so many conflicting and nitpicking details from admittedly good transfers.
Reading this thread I have to wonder if anyone is actually capable of just sitting back and enjoying a movie without analyzing every frame for the slightest flaw.