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post #61 of 539
With all the big budget sci-fi/fantasy movies coming out this summer I think I'm going to wait for this one to hit video. Shouldn't be long.
post #62 of 539
I saw it last night. Sincerely you won't miss much;( you might be better off watching 2001 the space odyssey and the moon back to back. That shall be free at home more wholesome experience wink.gif
post #63 of 539
Saw this at the IMAX tonight. First off, it was visually stunning and the audio was top notch. It was a decent film overall. There was some predicability towards the end. But fun nonetheless. I give it a solid 3/5.
post #64 of 539
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

With all the big budget sci-fi/fantasy movies coming out this summer I think I'm going to wait for this one to hit video. Shouldn't be long.
You can say that again, but good for us NF folks. I think the studio's will just chalk this up as a semi bust but are ok with it not being a mega blockbuster because at least now Cruise got his feet wet in the Sci-Fi genre. The kid's gotta start somewhere and this was not a fail by any stretch. I think this was warm up for Cruise next big Sci-Fi rig Kill again or something with Doug Liman next year.
post #65 of 539
Going to check it out since it is playing in ATMOS biggrin.gif
post #66 of 539
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...at least now Cruise got his feet wet in the Sci-Fi genre. The kid's gotta start somewhere...
He had already done sci-fi with 'Minority Report' and 'War of the Worlds'.
post #67 of 539
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He had already done sci-fi with 'Minority Report' and 'War of the Worlds'.

Don't forget Days of Thunder.biggrin.gif
post #68 of 539
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Achieving enlightenment through phamacuticals. That about sums it up. We've all been there. biggrin.gif

I need enlightened. What are phamacuticals?
They are the things on a New England farmer's finger nails.
post #69 of 539
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

With all the big budget sci-fi/fantasy movies coming out this summer I think I'm going to wait for this one to hit video. Shouldn't be long.

Can't say I blame you for having decided to pass on seeing Oblivion in the theater. Although I plunked down my money and saw it in the theater, I can't say that seeing it on the big screen is a not-to-be-missed event.
post #70 of 539
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Can't say I blame you for having decided to pass on seeing Oblivion in the theater. Although I plunked down my money and saw it in the theater, I can't say that seeing it on the big screen is a not-to-be-missed event.

It depends upon what one is looking for. There is no way that any home theater today can simulate an IMAX experience or a Dolby Atmos mix. Both are impressive for what they are.
post #71 of 539
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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

It depends upon what one is looking for. There is no way that any home theater today can simulate an IMAX experience or a Dolby Atmos mix. Both are impressive for what they are.

One of our IMAX theaters here in OKC , the Moore Warren IMAX, opened just last year, has the largest digital IMAX screen in the US, and is equipped with a powerhouse, state of the art, audio system. No matter, after seeing about half a dozen films there, I have decided that any improvement there might be over what I see on a conventional screen at my neighborhood cineplex or in my home theater is not worth the extra time and expense required for me to attend films at the Super Duper IMAX. That's a matter of personal choice, of course. That a lot of moviegoers disagree with me is demonstrated by the huge crowds the Moore Warren has consistently drawn..
post #72 of 539
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

One of our IMAX theaters here in OKC , the Moore Warren IMAX, opened just last year, has the largest digital IMAX screen in the US, and is equipped with a powerhouse, state of the art, audio system. No matter, after seeing about half a dozen films there, I have decided that any improvement there might be over what I see on a conventional screen at my neighborhood cineplex or in my home theater is not worth the extra time and expense required for me to attend films at the Super Duper IMAX. That's a matter of personal choice, of course. That a lot of moviegoers disagree with me is demonstrated by the huge crowds the Moore Warren has consistently drawn..

I would agree. There is no point in paying for something that one doesn't want because of cost and/or time. Seeing it on an AMC ETX theater with Dolby Atmos was clearly more immersive. The IMAX variation had a huge image with occasional aspect ratios changing on screen. Visually, it looked better on the IMAX screen, but IMAX is restricted to 5.1 audio and its audio seemed to be completely front loaded. There were a lot more viewers in the IMAX theater than there were in the ETX theater. So it is up to the paying patron to pick and choose, depending upon preference.
post #73 of 539
This is interesting. I can't recommend the IMAX enough. Wish I could see every movie there.
post #74 of 539
I saw it this afternoon. Tom Cruise delivers one of his best recent performances here. I won't spoil anything but yes I saw the very end coming, and it didn't bother me. BUT, there are a few solid surprises throughout the film. I know it has already been said more than once, but that's one visually stunning movie. The pacing is somewhat slower than I expected, and I think it's actually better this way, it makes the whole story more intriguing than your usual sci-fi/action flick. Good performances from everyone, but again, I thought there were some subtle nuances in Tom Cruise's performance that people, maybe, wouldn't expect from him ; or at least the ones who think he has no range... The music did remind me of what happened with Daft Punk in Tron Legacy, but it's an interesting score, much less electronic than Daft Punk's, and very effective. In fact I bought it immediately after seeing the film (yes I still buy CDs! wink.gif) Finally, I'm glad I saw it at the theater, because even if I will buy it when it comes out on Blu-ray, it's a movie that needs to be seen on a BIG screen first imo.
post #75 of 539
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

This is interesting. I can't recommend the IMAX enough. Wish I could see every movie there.
Visually, yes....it is the best thing going.
Unfortunately, the audio volume tends to be ear-shattering and makes IMAX presentations not an option for me anymore.
post #76 of 539
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

With all the big budget sci-fi/fantasy movies coming out this summer I think I'm going to wait for this one to hit video. Shouldn't be long.

Im waiting for it to hit blu ray too.
post #77 of 539
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I saw it this afternoon. Tom Cruise delivers one of his best recent performances here. I won't spoil anything but yes I saw the very end coming, and it didn't bother me. BUT, there are a few solid surprises throughout the film. I know it has already been said more than once, but that's one visually stunning movie. The pacing is somewhat slower than I expected, and I think it's actually better this way, it makes the whole story more intriguing than your usual sci-fi/action flick. Good performances from everyone, but again, I thought there were some subtle nuances in Tom Cruise's performance that people, maybe, wouldn't expect from him ; or at least the ones who think he has no range... The music did remind me of what happened with Daft Punk in Tron Legacy, but it's an interesting score, much less electronic than Daft Punk's, and very effective. In fact I bought it immediately after seeing the film (yes I still buy CDs! wink.gif) Finally, I'm glad I saw it at the theater, because even if I will buy it when it comes out on Blu-ray, it's a movie that needs to be seen on a BIG screen first imo.
Spot on review,imo.
Saw this Thursday without large expectations.
Agree on seeing this in a good theater, there are some subtleties in the picture that are nice.
Great soundtrack. Ramble On was a nice touch.
post #78 of 539
Take into consideration that Oblivion is shot in IMAX format 1.9:1 and is not a post conversion. Probably 90 to 95% of the film is in IMAX format. It is simply dazzling to see.
post #79 of 539
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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

Take into consideration that Oblivion is shot in IMAX format 1.9:1 and is not a post conversion. Probably 90 to 95% of the film is in IMAX format. It is simply dazzling to see.
Doesn't matter if my ears ring for a week afterwards...wink.gif
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Doesn't matter if my ears ring for a week afterwards...wink.gif

Use some ear plugs.
post #81 of 539
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Visually, yes....it is the best thing going.
Unfortunately, the audio volume tends to be ear-shattering and makes IMAX presentations not an option for me anymore.

If it's too loud, you're too old.tongue.gif

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Doesn't matter if my ears ring for a week afterwards...wink.gif

You whippersnappers get off my lawn.
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post #82 of 539
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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

Use some ear plugs.
Based on principle, I refuse.

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If it's too loud, you're too old.tongue.gif
I'll have you know sir, I have been to my fair share of metal concerts and...wait...what was I saying?

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You whippersnappers get off my lawn.
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OK, that's just mean....
post #83 of 539
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Based on principle, I refuse.

You don't know what you are missing, but it is your choice, as always.
post #84 of 539
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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

You don't know what you are missing, but it is your choice, as always.
What I don't want to be "missing" is my hearing....wink.gif
post #85 of 539
Hearing this movie is pretty and that's about it.
post #86 of 539
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What I don't want to be "missing" is my hearing....wink.gif

Too late for me. I haven't lost too much of it yet, certain higher frequencies notwithstanding, but I have a persistent ringing that's always there. Not bad enough to really interfere with normal activities, but there nonetheless. Wish I had spent a little less time camped out in front of high-powers loudspeakers - in bars and nightclubs, mostly - when I was younger, or at least used earplugs. Like "always use sunscreen", it's valuable advice. frown.gif
post #87 of 539
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Hearing this movie is pretty and that's about it.
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Too late for me. I haven't lost too much of it yet, certain higher frequencies notwithstanding, but I have a persistent ringing that's always there. Not bad enough to really interfere with normal activities, but there nonetheless. Wish I had spent a little less time camped out in front of high-powers loudspeakers - in bars and nightclubs, mostly - when I was younger, or at least used earplugs. Like "always use sunscreen", it's valuable advice. frown.gif
A lot of guys from our generation now have the same problem and probably from the same sources.
post #88 of 539
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A lot of guys from our generation now have the same problem and probably from the same sources.

From listening to your 78's too loud. biggrin.giftongue.gif
post #89 of 539
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

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A lot of guys from our generation now have the same problem and probably from the same sources.

Tinnitus. Sometimes those “crickets” (that's what it sounds like to me) are louder than other times. For me: headphones.
post #90 of 539
Box Office Results: Oblivion is Cruise's Biggest Opening in 7 Years. Tom Cruise was back in a big way this weekend, starring in Joseph (TRON: Legacy) Kosinski's Oblivion Although an estimated opening of $38.1 million might not sound too impressive, it's actually Cruise's biggest opening for a movie since 2006.

Love him or hate him, you have to admire and respect his longevity in this bizz. He has somehow managed to not miss a beat much and only besting his own personal best since making his mark with Top Gun. What, nearly 3 decades later the guy is still a BO power house and more importantly making movies I like to watch. Can you say Icon...

God, imagine his status if it weren't for his setbacks like the Oprah couch jumping or his connections with Scientology. Imagine that
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