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post #31 of 117
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Originally Posted by thebat68 View Post


It's a polarized system where they use two projectors. It makes the picture brighter. While I have not seen The Avengers in this format, I did see Wrath of the Titans in this format. The picture does seem brighter than Real3D, but I don't think the 3D is any worse or better.

RPX uses 1 2K DLP projector, but does use RealD's RealD XL system, which is brighter than a normal RealD system.
post #32 of 117
Saw it in the RPX 3D theatre today. 3D OK, but sound in the RPX theatre was phenomenal. On par with the recent 3D Transformers flick both as to 3D, content, and presentation. Have to admit I enjoyed watching Cameron's 3D Titanic much better but that is comparing apples to oranges. The script attempted to be a parody from time to time, but such attempts were few and far between and failed to be consistent and actually ended up as distractions. Would have been better as an all out spoof on superheroes but the film just couldn't get away from taking itself too seriously. In the end all we got were some lame laughs. Captain America without the mishmash of characters was better suited to the genre. The interplay between the Superheroes as attempted "character development" was just too contrived. How many more "Superhero' movies do we have to see which all have the same message - "Superheros are flawed and mortal just like us."
post #33 of 117
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I very much enjoy these movies and have long been looking forward to The Avengers release. Because of this and what it appears to be (if you believe what you read about it) I wanted to make it a memorable experience so I've decided to pop for an IMAX 3D showing, which we've never done. I don't need crap to pop out at me, I just want an enhanced experience and relative to our Real 3D theater, I'm hoping the IMAX 3D will offer a little more.

I enjoy these movies as well. Even though we disagree on a few things, for some reason I think I would value your assessment of the the movie and the 3D effect. Please let us know what you think. I'm sure with kids you will be pressured to see the film sooner than later. I usually wait for the crowds to die down.
post #34 of 117
Saw this last night and aside from being one of the most entertaining action films I have seen in YEARS, I thought the 3D was pretty great.

I've watched probably 40 or so movies/documentaries on my 3D projector setup from exceptional to just okay, and I would rate this one as very close to exceptional. At no point did I worry that it's a conversion, I just let myself enjoy the movie.

Anyone holding off on the 3D from it being a conversion is really missing out - so many scenes are amplified and awesomated by it!!!!

Oh, and one of the scenes with the Hulk make it worth the price of admission alone.... and there are ten scenes like that. Run, don't walk.
post #35 of 117
Oh, and one of the scenes with the Hulk make it worth the price of admission alone

^^^^^^^
+ 100
post #36 of 117
Great movie. Loved the Hulk!!! This is by far the best converted 3D movie I have ever seen. The 3D was better than some filmed 3D movies I have seen. The depth to the scenes was fantastic. There are some foreground effects that were awesome as well. There are some pop out effects as well. Go see this today!!
post #37 of 117
I saw The Avengers earlier today. In terms of the film itself, I thought it was the most entertaining comic book adaptation yet made. The Dark Knight films are well made but can also be a bit too turgid and laborious to sit thru at times; in contrast Avengers, even though it has some pretty serious and intense sequences, exudes a sense of fun that the DC adaptations have always failed to match. The Hulk has a lot of great scenes but for my money Iron Man is the star of this adventure as he's always in the thick of the action. And as always, don't leave when the credits start to roll as there is a little easter egg after a couple of minutes of credits.

In terms of the 3D, I saw it on a Real-D screen and thought it was comparable to Captain America; that is to say, a mild sense of depth a lot of the time but kicked up quite a few notches during the action sequences and especially the big finale. In particular, Iron Man's many flybys really benefit from the 3D and I noticed quite a bit of pop in this one.

Definitely worth the extra bucks to see it in 3D in my opinion and I look forward to adding it to my 3D BluRay collection down the road.
post #38 of 117
Just saw this in IMAX 3D. Very entertaining. I have a question though. What is the official OAR of this film (if there is one). IMDB says 1.78 I think. What I saw was about that ... although in some scenes, there wasn't as much head room as I would have expected.

But in regular non-IMAX RealD 3D or in 2D, is it still 1.78 or 1.85 ... or is it 'Scope?

Just curious as to whether this film was handled ala Avatar with some folks seeing 'Scope and others 1.78 or 1.85.
post #39 of 117
The Real-D presentation I saw today definitely looked to be about 1.85:1. Odd as all the other Marvel movies were around 2.35:1.

Personally, I didn't mind the change in aspect ratio as to my eyes 3D looks better at 1:85:1, both at the theater and especially in the home.
post #40 of 117
Wow....where do I start? Saw this in IMAX 3D today and honestly had my concerns about the 3D experience relative to the higher price compared to my previous 3D (Real 3D) experiences and some opinions on this forum. I don't know if it's a matter of people's perceptions or my particular theater here in St. Louis but I thought the picture in general, 3D elements and sound were all spectacular! There is simply no other way to describe it. The 3D was for the most part somewhere between depth and pop out, though there were many pop out elements most notably those that "came from behind". I did not see Avatar in 3D nor did I see Captain America in 3D so I have no perspective to offer compared to those films (I know some have compared it to Captain America) but this is BY FAR the best 3D presentation I've experienced. It wasn't even close. In fact, I'm not really a 3D fan but this would make me consider purchasing a 3D television.

I am a huge fan of the Batman Begins, Dark Knight films but IMO I put them on even ground with The Avengers, not to get into a superhero or DC/Marvel debate. To me, BB/TDK was presented as they should be with the story and imagery and The Avengers was presented no differently in its own respect. While at times I did feel each character's "screen/story time" was a little forced for the sake of keeping it equal but it was very well blended and complementary to the story. The biggest thing here is they give you reason to really like all of the characters. I felt each one delivers as if the film was theirs individually but made it work very well together as well, which is a strong credit to the director and actors.

To all that commented, I understand the Hulk comments now! Speaking of, they did an incredible (no pun intended) job building the tension with this portion of the story.

There is no doubt that I will be going to see this movie again, quite possibly by next weekend. I can't remember the last time I've seen a film twice while at the theater. It was that good! It wasn't campy or cheesy nor were there any of what could have been easy gratuitous scenes like Thor or Cap'n with their shirts off or Natasha either for that matter. Well....you could kind of say there was one but the strength of the scene really took precedence. Don't want to say too much here. It was good comic book/action movie fun. I'd also like to add that at one point during the film I thought to myself "the nerds and geeks have finally won". I was watching something that I thought was so cool and realized, everyone is thinking (or will be) thinking the same thing. It's funny to me because I know many, like myself, have been in the "geek" crowd because they've enjoyed this genre of entertainment be it on film, video game or actual comic book.

One final thought for those that it may pertain to, there is a lot of fighting and weapons usage in this film but not much by the way of blood and guts. And I only counted two curse words, which were pretty mild. I add this because as a parent I know sometimes you can get caught off guard with this kind of thing. This happened to me with Transformers 2 and even worse so with Transformers 3. So I was pleasantly pleased about this since I did take my 10 and 6 year old prior to screening the film.

There is soooo much that I'm leaving out, mostly on purpose, but those have seen it can probably understand what it takes to contain all of what we know. But I certainly don't want to spoil it for those that haven't yet seen it. And whoever you are....GO NOW!
post #41 of 117
^^^ great review! ...must see tmrw!
post #42 of 117
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Wow....where do I start? Saw this in IMAX 3D today and honestly had my concerns about the 3D experience relative to the higher price compared to my previous 3D (Real 3D) experiences and some opinions on this forum. I don't know if it's a matter of people's perceptions or my particular theater here in St. Louis but I thought the picture in general, 3D elements and sound were all spectacular!

Glad to hear that. Are you now a 3D Geek? We're neighbors! My local theater is the AMC in Edwardsville, IL. It's an IMAX now. Where did you see the movie?
post #43 of 117
I saw it at Chesterfield 14. I don't know if I'm a 3D geek now but this movie certainly makes a strong case for it in my mind.
post #44 of 117
Saw this yesterday morning in a Imax. Really, really loved it! I thought the 3D was above average for a conversion and did add to the film. Wow such a cool movie, definitely recommended. I really liked the fact that there were so many superheroes in one movie, the action just kept coming. The ultimate conglomerate! Counting the days til the sequel (and iron man 3, Thor 2, CA 2, Hulk 2....)!
post #45 of 117
I went with 4 other people and they all said they liked it. My only problem was technical in that dialogue was off and we couldn't hear everything that was being said. Other than that it was very good and I'll be getting a 3D BD when available.

Super heros whether live or animated sure tear up a lot of buildings and cars. I'm just waiting to see a scene where someone like the mayor to bring that up. Yeah, I know it's the price you pay for deliverance but at least they could try to get a joke or two out of it.
post #46 of 117
Loved the movie and thought the 3D was pretty good. I had a major issue with the theater however, I saw it in IMAX 3D in a theater by me and paid $70 for 2 adults and 2 children. This was only the second time I shelled out the extra charge for the IMAX 3D at this theater, the other being UnderWorld 4 3D. For that movie the 3D was great and our seats were about half way back in the middle. For the Avengers due to the crowd we had to sit in the 4th row, and it was terrible. The outer 30% of the screen on both sides had noticeable ghosting that was distracting. This theater is not a true IMAX, its a converted regular theater, but it has a screen about twice as tall as a regular theater. They should have properly tested all the seats for 3D, and if they found issues with certain seats they should have been removed. I just feel I paid extra for a worse experience than just seeing it in 2D or in RealD.
post #47 of 117
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Originally Posted by CureMode View Post

Loved the movie and thought the 3D was pretty good. I had a major issue with the theater however, I saw it in IMAX 3D in a theater by me and paid $70 for 2 adults and 2 children. This was only the second time I shelled out the extra charge for the IMAX 3D at this theater, the other being UnderWorld 4 3D. For that movie the 3D was great and our seats were about half way back in the middle. For the Avengers due to the crowd we had to sit in the 4th row, and it was terrible. The outer 30% of the screen on both sides had noticeable ghosting that was distracting. This theater is not a true IMAX, its a converted regular theater, but it has a screen about twice as tall as a regular theater. They should have properly tested all the seats for 3D, and if they found issues with certain seats they should have been removed. I just feel I paid extra for a worse experience than just seeing it in 2D or in RealD.

Sorry to hear that and I agree with your assesment. You should have asked for a refund and came back another time.
post #48 of 117
I saw Friday in 2D. Brilliant film. I plan to see this Saturday in 3D for the comparison.
post #49 of 117
Saw in Real D theater. The 3D was for the most part restrained which I like and at times uneven (in between action sequences there were scenes where I could raise my glasses and confirm that there was no 3D going on at all) but overall I felt like it was worth doing over 2D. The film itself was easily the best of the recent superhero crop IMO.
post #50 of 117
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Sorry to hear that and I agree with your assesment. You should have asked for a refund and came back another time.

Agreed. The OP's issue was a fear of mine going in at $49 for four tickets (don't feel so bad now) but fortunately we had a great experience and we were seated at the "bottom of half way" on the right side (not against the wall). This was a converted auditorium as well as of July 2011.

I would recommend at the very least that you call them and express your concerns on the hopes that they take it seriously and look into it.

I thought IMAX comes in to certify the theater....am I wrong about this?
post #51 of 117
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Agreed. The OP's issue was a fear of mine going in at $49 for four tickets (don't feel so bad now) but fortunately we had a great experience and we were seated at the "bottom of half way" on the right side (not against the wall). This was a converted auditorium as well as of July 2011.

I would recommend at the very least that you call them and express your concerns on the hopes that they take it seriously and look into it.

I thought IMAX comes in to certify the theater....am I wrong about this?

I did too, but it was way off, literally 2/3 of the screen had noticeable ghosting. If didn't have the kids with me and it wasn't so crowded, I would have spoken to the manager right then and there. I will pursue the Regal corp itself and write an letter, it was unacceptable for nearly $20 a ticket.
post #52 of 117
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Originally Posted by CureMode View Post

Loved the movie and thought the 3D was pretty good. I had a major issue with the theater however, I saw it in IMAX 3D in a theater by me and paid $70 for 2 adults and 2 children. This was only the second time I shelled out the extra charge for the IMAX 3D at this theater, the other being UnderWorld 4 3D. For that movie the 3D was great and our seats were about half way back in the middle. For the Avengers due to the crowd we had to sit in the 4th row, and it was terrible. The outer 30% of the screen on both sides had noticeable ghosting that was distracting. This theater is not a true IMAX, its a converted regular theater, but it has a screen about twice as tall as a regular theater. They should have properly tested all the seats for 3D, and if they found issues with certain seats they should have been removed. I just feel I paid extra for a worse experience than just seeing it in 2D or in RealD.

for movies that are going to be really popular, i ask how crowded the theater is before i purchase tickets. if it is 50% full, i will buy tickets for another time, or come back another day. i hate buying tickets and getting bad seats.

i just noticed that you watched it at a regal theater. i made a comment a few days ago, about my friend that watched the midnight showing at the regal. he went there because the AMC near us is more crowded. anyways he said that he did not see much depth and the overall 3d presentation was poor.

he saw it a second time with me at the AMC imax theater, and said the 3d was much much better.
post #53 of 117
I usually wait a week or two, but the kids wanted to see opening weekend. We were 1/2 hour early with pre-purchased tickets, but they had everyone lineup outside the theater. When they let us in it filled up quick and I thought the seats we got were acceptable. I forgot to mention that the bottom 10% of the screen was also cut off from where we were sitting, and we couldn't read the parts during the interrogation scene that were subtitled. If IMAX certifies a theater doesn't it mean that every seat should be at least acceptable? I have my letter written and I am sending it to Regal Corp, the theater, and IMAX corp. I'll post if they do respond.
post #54 of 117
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Originally Posted by CureMode View Post

I usually wait a week or two, but the kids wanted to see opening weekend. We were 1/2 hour early with pre-purchased tickets, but they had everyone lineup outside the theater. When they let us in it filled up quick and I thought the seats we got were acceptable. I forgot to mention that the bottom 10% of the screen was also cut off from where we were sitting, and we couldn't read the parts during the interrogation scene that were subtitled. If IMAX certifies a theater doesn't it mean that every seat should be at least acceptable? I have my letter written and I am sending it to Regal Corp, the theater, and IMAX corp. I'll post if they do respond.

Thanks CureMode, I'd really be curious to how they respond. I'm sorry but it's just far too expensive to pay what we pay for the movie going experience to have details like that missed. Things like that make it easy for people to choose to stay home in their home theaters.
post #55 of 117
Saw this in a new, awesome IMAX, and it is worth seeing in that format. Definitely seemed to have more 3d effect in action sequences than non-action ones. Still wish they would've done it right by filming in 3d but still very viewable. I've never been to a movie with that many numerous amounts of cheers and clapping from the audience throughout the show! Of course be sure to stick around through the entire credits for extras.
post #56 of 117
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

As petty as this may sound, knowing it's a conversion is enough for me to choose the 2D presentation.

I was wrong. This is a conversion that's worth seeing. I enjoy this genre and as others have pointed out, it did not disappoint. Very good movie and The Hulk has his moments as do the other characters. This is the first acceptable conversion I've seen.
post #57 of 117
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I was wrong. This is a conversion that's worth seeing. I enjoy this genre and as others have pointed out, it did not disappoint. Very good movie and The Hulk has his moments as do the other characters. This is the first acceptable conversion I've seen.

I completely agree. The 3D was very well done. The whole post converted argument gets way overblown sometimes.
post #58 of 117
I found The Avengers to be great fun, and I loved the application of 3D even though it was a conversion. But in our theater, the dark scenes were too dark. That last scene, for example, with the bad guy smiling, I could barely see his lips. Was it not that way for everyone?
post #59 of 117
Decent movie. Some parts were a bit jarring, especially the humorous lines.

The 3D wasn't impressive. Little depth, no pop in, just a obvious case against post conversion (even though other post cons have done it much better).
post #60 of 117
I think much of the analysis of the movie's conversion has to do with where it is shown.

I viewed it on a Marcus Ultrascreen in 3D and this conversion was up there with some of the native 3D movies.

I've seen almost all available 3D blu rays and this presentation, for me, was absolutely upper tier - 80th percentile at least.


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Decent movie. Some parts were a bit jarring, especially the humorous lines.

The 3D wasn't impressive. Little depth, no pop in, just a obvious case against post conversion (even though other post cons have done it much better).
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