Originally Posted by Emaych
TOTAL RECALL is a very rare track. Has the transparency, dynamics and LFE content that makes it soar above others. In recent memory, BRAVE and SUPER 8 and THE GREY and DARK KNIGHT RISES fall into this rare category. PROMETHEUS falls closer to BOURNE LEGACY, pleasant enough overall, and UNDERWORLD had prodigious LFE but these are not in the same league, in my opinion. I will say however, that my system is pretty sensitive to nuance -- some tracks just sing instantly and throughout. The ones mentioned above have a very special transparency which is unfortunately rare...my impressions, of course. Oh, should give very honorable mention to LOOPER as well, probably just short of something like TOTAL RECALL....
TR was a solid tier 0 track in my opinion, but not quite good enough to be put in reference.
Brave, Underworld Awakening and Prometheus were solid reference tracks I thought.
Super 8 tier 0.
The Grey tier 0.
Looper tier 0.
Avengers tier 0.
Dredd tier 0.
Wrath of the Titans tier 0, maybe reference.
RE Retribution high tier 0. Maybe best use of surround in a 2012 track?
Dark Knight Rises tier 0. I watched DKR and DK back to back and DK is a better mixed film IMO. DKR just comes across as loud a lot of the time and much of the LFE feels recycled. I really enjoyed both, but DK is a notch above overall I thought.
One of my favorite tracks of 2012 is from The Art of Flight. AMAZING mix on this one that is very memorable I thought. Reference experience all the way.
Cabin in the Woods was the sleeper LFE hit of 2012 from my perspective. Not loaded with the low stuff like Underworld Awakening or something similar, but some of the LFE moments in this film are among the most violent I have experienced in my HT!
Triangle was another awesome track that kind of came out of left field for me, but not sure if this was actually released in 2012.
Just my thoughts and its all a matter of opinion of course. Edited by Toe - 1/31/13 at 8:51am