To be fair, I do not have a 10,000 dollar sound system. But I do have an acceptable 5.1 that did play all the other Bond films(from the Bond 50 set) without problem. I also just watched the Avengers, and my god- the sub seemed to work great, shaking items in the room, and providing complete immersion with impacts you could feel- all at a volume that allowed the dialogue to be at an enjoyable level. I thought it was just my set-up, but there certainly are others that had the sound issue. The lows/bass/explosions/use of sub was excellent and the dialogue was excellent, but it seemed like I could only get one or the other. If I set it so that the subs were providing an acceptable immersion, the dialogue would be far louder then enjoyable BUT if I set it so the dialogue was acceptable, the explosions were far less then enjoyable. Maybe the frequencies used for the explosions were just too low for my (and the other guy's) sub to pick up? I don't know. Otherwise, a very enjoyable film. Excellent review.