Originally Posted by donaldsonjune
the movie is was THE HEAT.
the film was awful, still don't know why it was coded in atoms?
You are certainly entitled to your opinion about the film.
However, I take exception with the second comment.
It is very narrow to wonder why the film was done in Atmos.
When 5.1 came out, there were surely others that thought "well it's great for action films, but not every film should be done in it... LtRt is good enough."
While there are certainly less opportunities to fly stuff around the theater in a film like THE HEAT, it benefits the track in subtle, but meaningful ways.
As I've mentioned before, the surround presentation is much more satisfying and rich, even with the subtle ambiences but especially with the music.
Although only used a couple of times, it was great to be able to have off screen dialog walk up the wall, so to speak.
Finally, and most substantially, being able to pull the music off the screen, even the slightest bit, wraps the score around you.
I applaud Fox for whole heartedly supporting the format, which requires spending money that they otherwise wouldn't.
But to dismiss films, or question why they bothered, because they aren't always flashy and in your face, will only slow the acceptance of Atmos, Auro or any other new developments on the horizon...
Any track will benefit front these new technologies if used properly....
Just my .02