Originally Posted by mpalmieri1203
The digital video looks amazingly like film. I have never cared for the asthetics of digital productions but this looked amazing.
It's interesting you say this. I don't quite think it looked like film because it was so absolutely clean, utterly without grain. Combined with the complete absence of jitter stemming from the digital projection, and I thought it didn't look like video, HD or regular 35mm film. Maybe 70mm or Imax? Please don't take my comments to be a criticism of the look, I just mean it looks different. I think it will take time for me to get used to, my eyes are trained to expect grain and I notice its absence. In time, after seeing enough movies like this, that expectation will cease.
BTW, for those who may not know, this movie was shot with the Red One 4K resolution digital cameras, the first major motion picture shot with the 4K resolution cameras. How much of that 4K resolution we're actually seeing on screen is an open question since although the "Che" screening I saw at the Ziegfeld in NYC was digitally projected, I believe it was with a 2K projector, meaning much of the extra detail in the 4K image isn't showing up on screen anyway.
Aside from the technical aspects, it's a pretty decent movie, not perfect but engrossing and interesting, especially the first part. And Benicio del Toro is very good as Che. Demian Bichir also turns in a uncanny performance as Fidel Castro. He's probably best known to the American audience as Esteban, the mayor who is Nancy Botwin's current boyfriend on the TV show "Weeds."