Originally Posted by Kevin12586 The Matrix (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) Tier 0
I know I am in the minority here but I don't feel that The Matrix is reference, but is an excellent mix. For me, comparing it to the other movies currently in reference it just falls a bit short. Dialogue was excellent, surround excellent and LFE excellent but, to me, just under reference.
You mean to say the "Lobby Shooting Spree" can't go toe to toe with the best tracks in the reference level? Or the Kung Fu demo or the ship hovering(those things make the coolest buzz/hum noise ever, excluding the lightsaber).
Personally I think the mix on this one is 100% flawless. This is always the first disc I choose when I change any of my audio gear. This disc, Cloverfield, SPR, War of the Worlds and Episode 1(It still sounds good. Even for 2nd place
)The Rundown(DTS-MA) - Tier 0
This one sounded a lot better than I thought it would. Dynamics were good, directional effects were exciting, LFE is solid(doesn't dig super deep though), dialogue was good. Overall it's great, it's just nothing exceptional. I don't think this had the same mixing team as The Kingdom, this one had a great deal more creativity
I'm changing my vote on this oneSuperman Returns(TrueHD/PCM) - Tier Reference
The mix on this one really is fantastic and the LFE is earth shaking. It's pretty close to perfect.