Originally Posted by bass addict
The only thing I can really nitpick were a couple instances at the end where some of the plane crashes thinned out and lost some realism. .
Agreed. I found the same thing, but I noticed it in other various parts of the track as well. The audio supported the film well in general, but there were a number of moments where the attention to detail got a bit lazy amidst all the action where certain moments did not hit with the audio conviction they should have to my ears as far as the low end goes. I noticed this mostly in the opening ~20 minutes or so, but there were still various moments like the one you mention where the audio, low end in particular, just thinned out and was not as strong as it should have been to give full impact. Considering how many potential spots there were for bass considering how much action there was, I can see how this could happen, but it did feel a bit lazy at times from a sound design standpoint.
The other issue is the lacking extension which really hurt a lot of the scenes in this film where things just felt cut short and chopped off. Many of these moments were begging for better extension which would have really drove these scenes home with full impact. This track drops off around 30hz and I thought this hurt the experience overall. Still a fun low end ride, but if these two issues had not been present it would have been considerably better no doubt. My Buttkickers were not challenged to hard which is always a great indication of lacking extension.
Audio otherwise and overall though was great I thought and I enjoyed it. Dialog, surround use, dynamics were all excellent overall IMO.
Not a big fan of the visual style of this one with a very gritty type look, but that is more personal preference as this was obviously artistic choice.
I had mixed emotions on the film itself the more I think about it. I liked the more serious tone, but there was just something very unconvincing and generic about the tone of the film in general. Not sure if it was the writing exactly or the actors were just bored, or what as I could never quite put my finger on it which maybe another watch will help if I ever spin it again.
Overall, I would have preferred to rent this as it was not my best blind buy and one viewing would have been enough for me.