Hey folks! Been lurking here since the thread's inception. Quite a debate going on. I think I'll reserve commentary on disc quality (either IMAX or theatrical) until I actually get a hold of my own copy. But as for the movie itself, I think Josh Zyber's brilliantly sardonic yet highly entertaining (IMHO) review
over at High Def Digest sums up my opinion perfectly.
In a nutshell, yes, I thought it was pure, unadulterated crap, a real let down from the first (which may or may not be saying very much)... and yet, I still plan on buying the disc. (I think a sizeable percentage of my DVD collection constitutes crapola as far as entertainment value, but sure look and sound great.
) In the end, I'm a home theater enthusiast who entertains at home a lot, and I know several people who attend movie nights at my place who did get a kick out of this movie. So I certainly won't begrudge anyone their "thumps up" on it.
In any event, well done, Josh!