Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (DTS-MA 5.1) - Reference
Just finished it, and found it to be superb (The disc is actually a 7.1 track). I thought it had all the qualities one looks for in a reference track - balance, dynamics, and proper use of LFE and surrounds. I was expecting it to sound good, but as with any movie I plan to post about in this thread, I viewed (listened to) it with an open mind. I just couldn't find anything wrong with it.
Dialogue - Crystal clear. Never had a problem understanding a single syllable.
Surrounds - Engaged when called upon by on (and off) screen action, used very nicely to compliment the movie's musical score.
LFE - Wonderful. It hit hard when it needed to, and rumbled low when appropriate. No "one note" bass lines here. I thought it was used extremely well to coincide with what was happening on screen. Should satisfy the bass-heads as well as those looking for balanced LFE in a track. Crank the sub trim a little hot, and you've got a monster on your hands (or rather, a dinosaur).
Overall dynamics and balance - Again, wonderful. Nothing seemed to be recorded too hot, and nothing seemed to call attention to itself, unless I was admiring how well each part of the track was with a critical ear. The best compliment I can give a movie for its sound is when I forget to "listen" to it and just enjoy the track, which I caught myself doing here.
As always, since I'm not a professional reviewer, anyone who sees this movie please feel free to disagree with me. I can only report what I heard on my system. Thanks.