Originally Posted by jrcorwin
In the past, I have decided not to buy certain BD's based on the opinions of others here. What a mistake that was! Based on the dramatics, overreaction, and just plain silliness on display here regarding TDK...I will have to rethink my past decisions. If a few of our self proclaimed "experts" can't be so far off the mark...I can only imagine what else they have been wrong about.
Is it perfect? No.
Is it a complete and total mess, as many here will lead you to believe? Absolutely not.
Is the sky falling? No.
Seriously folks, let's take the rethoric down a notch.
In some ways i agree with you....The so called expert reviewers with their near to reference reviews got it wrong but then again so have the over reactionary it's so bad you shouldn't buy it crowd got it wrong.....The disappointment for many probably comes from the fact they watched the IMAX prologue on Batman Begins and expected perfection. Nothing wrong with wanting perfection but nobody will find it with this release.
I already posted my thoughts and a review i did earlier in the thread so won't rehash all of the old ground other than to say those who don't want to buy it can always rent it and form their own opinion.
The EE is in my opinion annoying on a handful of scenes....Just minor on many more...Inconsistency is there but then part of the film was shot in IMAX format and most with 35mm film so you should expect inconsistency and the 35mm shot scenes were degrained to make them more in line with 70mm film which has a finer grain structure....On the whole i found it watchable and like i have already said it's a handful of scenes which are the worst....They should have made this a reference Blu Ray release and didn't which is a shame but it's watchable...It wouldn't make my Film Grain thread though.
I don't think Blu Rays should be compared to the DVD equivalent...Waste of time...DVD is almost always found lacking against even the worst Blu Ray releases and even a bad release like Scary Movie probably looks better than the DVD equivalent thus it's a waste of time making comparisons to them and just gives fuel to the argument people will make saying "Oh it's better than the DVD"
I certainly don't think it's in any way as bad as a release like Basic Instinct ( terrible DNR smeariness )
Oh and not the best movie of the year either but an entertaining film nonetheless.