Originally Posted by alden
The film wasn't shot in IMAX's aspect ratio so there's no great reason to see it in IMAX. It will be letterboxed on an IMAX screen.
Unfortunately, you are wrong about that (the part about no need to see it in IMAX). if I am going to see it in 3D and it is playing in IMAX, I go to see it in IMAX because every single time I try 3D in a non-IMAX theater the image on screen is incredibly dim and I have a miserable experience and ever suffer a headache.
If it's a 2D film and only 2D but playing via IMAX I see it in IMAX because over 50% of the time all local theaters keep the stupid 3D setup on the projector, lowering the screen brightness by half or more, which means I have a miserable viewing experience.
Seeing a movie is now a major chore for me. i have to call the theater, speak to manager and hope he knows what the hell he is talking about so i can find out if they are projecting the film properly. It's a nightmare because even then they get it wrong.
The last two years I have gone to the movies less than in any prior year. Not for lack of films to see. It's because I hate spending money for something that just makes me miserable.
Thank God SKYFALL was terrific at the local theater. It's been 50/50 with them and I think I'll see LINCOLN there and hope to increase that success ratio.