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post #121 of 247
i heard mixed reviews about this movie...one reason why it failed at the box office here in america but did great in china. Seems that interest in fighting robot and monster movies has died down. This won't be good for Godzilla and the upcoming Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. I'll give it a rental from netflix to see what it's about.
post #122 of 247
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Originally Posted by djbluemax1 View Post

If you happen to be a 3D fan, you might want to consider the F8500 instead. The class leading brightness that the panel is capable of is an important difference for 3D.

A lot of folks complain that 3D is very dark on their displays, making dark 3D movies even harder to make out. The F8500 can get bright enough that I can actually watch a 3D movie in the daytime with ambient light in the room (though I much prefer night time with no ambient light).


Max



I will look into the F8500 before I pull the trigger, I'm not quite ready yet. Thanks Max.
post #123 of 247
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

I was so close to ordering glasses and STID in 3d, as its all I've needed to take the plunge for 2yrs but after trying to find good glasses for my Mits 73" Dlp, I ended up ordering movies and music instead tongue.gif but I'll try again in a few weeks biggrin.gif



I hear you, but now I feel like I'm missing out biggrin.gif
post #124 of 247
Just watched this in 3D. Everything I was expecting from the reviews comments and trailers. This thing was an a/v rollercoaster thrill ride and I loved every minute of it! Strap in, turn off brain, enjoy experience.

No, it didn't have an in-depth storyline, and no, the acting won't win any awards, but I personally had no problems with the actors or their acting. In fact, I'd say the lead actor did a better job in this than the lead actor in Tron:Legacy (or Hayden whatsisname who played Anakin in Star Wars 2&3).

3D was pretty impressive all around for PR, and as for the soundtrack, although it was pretty loud and I heard a little clipping on occasion, it wasn't anywhere near as offensive as in STID.

As far as the bass goes, I kind of have mixed feelings about it. Extension in the ULF region would DEFINITELY have benefited the experience for those capable of it (this movie like so many others recently has a pretty steep filter below 25-30Hz). I also get the comments from some about the droning bass. Yes, it was a little one-dimensional for bassheads and bass critics, but on the other hand, I realized that the folks mixing this track were really targeting Joe Average in the theater, and not Joe Audiophile LFE connoisseur in the HT.

They obviously mixed this to impress the average viewer in theaters, and theaters typically can't reproduce bass below ~30Hz with appreciable authority. I personally thought the 'droning bass' added to the movie's atmosphere/experience, to convey impressions of the size and mass of the things onscreen through sound systems incapable of reproducing frequencies below 30Hz with significant SPLs and. Viewed in that light, I believe it succeeded based on the many comments from folks' experiences in commercial theaters.

As a fan of ULF and the added dimension of realism it imparts (as ULF is unfiltered in the real world), I would really have enjoyed extension down to single digit Hz. All that said though, I definitely enjoyed PR 3D and look forward to the sequel.


Max
post #125 of 247
Just bought this film. Will be watching it this weekend. My poor XV15 😁😱
post #126 of 247
We just watched this last night, Ralph's assessment is right on the money, and as advertised this is a fun film IF your a fan of the genre. Lots and lots of good bass through out this movie, and at least one or two points where it dug fairly low. I still can't wipe the smile from my face 10 hours later.
post #127 of 247
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

We just watched this last night, Ralph's assessment is right on the money, and as advertised this is a fun film IF your a fan of the genre. Lots and lots of good bass through out this movie, and at least one or two points where it dug fairly low. I still can't wipe the smile from my face 10 hours later.

Greetings,

Nice! Glad to hear it..smile.gif


Regards,
post #128 of 247
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

We just watched this last night, Ralph's assessment is right on the money, and as advertised this is a fun film IF your a fan of the genre. Lots and lots of good bass through out this movie, and at least one or two points where it dug fairly low. I still can't wipe the smile from my face 10 hours later.

While I don't have a particular dislike for the genre, I have no special fondness of it either. Still, this was the most fun I had in the cinemas in a long time! The plot was perfect for giving the big action context, moved along at a steady pace, provided some variety beyond the fighting, and knew not to take itself seriously nor to simply become a parody of itself. "Big/Dumb" action is a tough balancing act to get right, and I think this succeeded admirably, regardless of whether you are a fan of Kaiju or not.

I just wish I had gotten the word of mouth before this was moved off of the Atmos screen near me.
post #129 of 247
The Ralphs review is dead on plus the vast array of comments on this one, but I did find the DTS MA 7.1 mix to sound better to my ears ( even having a 5.1 playback setup) which was more spacious sounding vs. the tighter bubble of the 5.1 mix, add top notch visuals and a soundtrack that lends itself well to the on screen content which was big and there you have it wink.gif

Thanks
Ralph smile.gif
post #130 of 247
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Originally Posted by AaronMK View Post

While I don't have a particular dislike for the genre, I have no special fondness of it either. Still, this was the most fun I had in the cinemas in a long time! The plot was perfect for giving the big action context, moved along at a steady pace, provided some variety beyond the fighting, and knew not to take itself seriously nor to simply become a parody of itself. "Big/Dumb" action is a tough balancing act to get right, and I think this succeeded admirably, regardless of whether you are a fan of Kaiju or not.

I just wish I had gotten the word of mouth before this was moved off of the Atmos screen near me.



All movies need the constant bass this one had. Lots of fun.
Edited by comfynumb - 10/17/13 at 12:16pm
post #131 of 247
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

The Ralphs review is dead on plus the vast array of comments on this one, but I did find the DTS MA 7.1 mix to sound better to my ears ( even having a 5.1 playback setup) which was more spacious sounding vs. the tighter bubble of the 5.1 mix, add top notch visuals and a soundtrack that lends itself well to the on screen content which was big and there you have it wink.gif

Thanks
Ralph smile.gif

Greetings,

Glad to hear you enjoyed it audiofan1 and you're quite welcome. smile.gif


Regards,
post #132 of 247
It's basically Top Gun again.
Jaegers = F-14s
Kaiju = Russians

I'm just surprised we didn't hear, "You can be my wingman, any time."

Visually it IS stunning. Audio is too. I'll use this as demo material.


Plot-wise it makes no sense at all.
Physics runs away to hide for the duration of the movie too.

Possible, but minor spoiler:
e.g. 8 Chinook-like helicopters to lift a Jaeger?

Overall, I did enjoy it when I could disengage my brain. What I dislike about these movies is that often the stuff that makes NO sense whatsoever adds very little to increasing the enjoyment of the movie.
post #133 of 247
Don't you know...the only place in Hollywood where physics has any place is on The Big Bang Theory. Everywhere else it's nonexistent!
post #134 of 247
I'm On It!!!!

Thanks Ralph
post #135 of 247
Just finished up the 3d version and I was very impressed! Strong and consistent depth throughout. A few choice pop scenes here and there. Excellent 3d title! cool.gif
post #136 of 247
Watched the 3D version last night. Found sections of it difficult for my eyes to take. Don't know if it's the disc or my projector (or some of both). I have over 120 3D movies and this is the first one that has bothered me. Maybe it's the constantly moving camera and action because it's great when there's not much motion. Also, my copy dropped audio for 1 to 1 1/2 seconds at 1:07:16. My processor didn't drop out so the bitstream wasn't broken, just a silent hole. Anyone else have that issue? It didn't happen when I watched the 2D version.
post #137 of 247
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

Watched the 3D version last night. Found sections of it difficult for my eyes to take. Don't know if it's the disc or my projector (or some of both). I have over 120 3D movies and this is the first one that has bothered me. Maybe it's the constantly moving camera and action because it's great when there's not much motion. Also, my copy dropped audio for 1 to 1 1/2 seconds at 1:07:16. My processor didn't drop out so the bitstream wasn't broken, just a silent hole. Anyone else have that issue? It didn't happen when I watched the 2D version.

My video actually dropped out ~5 minutes into the film for about 10-15 seconds while the audio kept going on the 3d disc. I rewound it and it did not repeat so not sure what that was about. confused.gif
post #138 of 247
My audio issue was repeatable. I tried it about 5 times and it dropped everytime at 1:07:16.
post #139 of 247
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

My audio issue was repeatable. I tried it about 5 times and it dropped everytime at 1:07:16.


I would try swapping out the disc from wherever you bought it since it is repeatable.
post #140 of 247
Let me tell you I'm not a fan of these type of movies, as referred above... BUT... sound and picture are really as Ralph mentions -- reference all the way.
The 3D on this one is absolutely hypnotizing... very well done -- great review Ralph, thanks again.
post #141 of 247
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

Let me tell you I'm not a fan of these type of movies, as referred above... BUT... sound and picture are really as Ralph mentions -- reference all the way.
The 3D on this one is absolutely hypnotizing... very well done -- great review Ralph, thanks again.

Greetings,

Sure thing superleo...smile.gif


Regards,
post #142 of 247
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

Watched the 3D version last night. Found sections of it difficult for my eyes to take. Don't know if it's the disc or my projector (or some of both). I have over 120 3D movies and this is the first one that has bothered me. Maybe it's the constantly moving camera and action because it's great when there's not much motion. Also, my copy dropped audio for 1 to 1 1/2 seconds at 1:07:16. My processor didn't drop out so the bitstream wasn't broken, just a silent hole. Anyone else have that issue? It didn't happen when I watched the 2D version.

I had the exact same issue. Here is what I noticed. On 3D disc, only with the 7.1 track did the audio drop for about 2 seconds at 1:07.15. It did not drop out with the 5.1 track on the 3D disc. Both 5.1 and 7.1 tracks on the 2D disc are fine. My disc came from Target, and I am playing it on a Panasonic DMP BDT 310. What Blu-ray player are you using? My onkyo receiver did not lose signal either, it was for sure silence for 2 seconds. Mine was repeatable, did it about 10 times in a row, even after resetting the movie multiple times.
post #143 of 247
Loved this movie in theatre. I've seen a few 3D movies at the theatre, and this was the first one where I heard audience members around me uttering audible "ooh's" and "ahhh's". Put a smile on my face as some people were being floored by the first good 3D in a movie they have ever seen. Can't wait to watch it in again with the family at home!
post #144 of 247
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Originally Posted by bulls View Post

couldnt take more than 5-10 min of this junk... its good to demo, but otherwise probably better as a comic book.

+ 1 on that. From the review I expected something a little more but this plot-less hopped up transformer movie was a huge disappointment. Other than getting a massage from the bass shakers it left me very disappointed.
post #145 of 247
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Originally Posted by DigitAVS View Post

I had the exact same issue. Here is what I noticed. On 3D disc, only with the 7.1 track did the audio drop for about 2 seconds at 1:07.15. It did not drop out with the 5.1 track on the 3D disc. Both 5.1 and 7.1 tracks on the 2D disc are fine. My disc came from Target, and I am playing it on a Panasonic DMP BDT 310. What Blu-ray player are you using? My onkyo receiver did not lose signal either, it was for sure silence for 2 seconds. Mine was repeatable, did it about 10 times in a row, even after resetting the movie multiple times.

Interesting. Mine was played on a Panasonic 310 also.
post #146 of 247
I am sooooo glad this did amazingly well overseas then it did stateside, I really love japanese inspired mecha movies but we never had a really detailed graphically intense one until now and I hope that we get a sequel or even a prequel. ^_^

Edit: as for peoples audio issue, I have the Panasonic 321, I just picked up the movie so I will make a note and see if it does it with my player.
post #147 of 247
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

Let me tell you I'm not a fan of these type of movies, as referred above... BUT... sound and picture are really as Ralph mentions -- reference all the way.
The 3D on this one is absolutely hypnotizing... very well done -- great review Ralph, thanks again.

Ditto. A full on audio assault and amazing picture (3D) on my FP. Will check out the 2D bluray as I think it would benefit from the extra brightness.
post #148 of 247
Has anyone watched the 3D version on their Panasonic plasma? I'm wondering how the 3D looks.
post #149 of 247
I give the movie a C. audio and video is great, but I don't understand why we always have to have these off the wall geeky scientist roles.
post #150 of 247
I went to the theatre expecting to be underwhelmed....and then went 3 more times.... Bought it on tues (3D) and really enjoyed it as the 1st 3D movie I got to see on my new Vizio 70'M 3D with my Onkyo 7.2 channel with 135wt p/channel. Oh Hell Yea....What a kick that was!!: eek: biggrin.gif: eek:
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