Just got done watching Dark Phoenix in 3D.
Quick backstory. Last year I started watching the entire X-Men series with my daughter to catch her up to this point. So we've seen them all quite recently which def helps in my excitement and review of this movie.
The Harkins Theater here is not anything to brag about, just your typical theater. But, I rarely go to one anymore, so now with my knowledge of HT I approach the experience much differently than normal non-avs ppl lol.
With that said, the movie is amazing!! The picture quality was so clear and the colors were BEAUTIFUL!! In the end credits I saw it say Dolby Atmos and Dobly Vision which excites me because almost the whole time I kept thinking to myself that I can't wait to get the 4K and watch it on my OLED in DV!
The 3D may have made it a little darker than I think the normal version would be. The 3D presentation itself was great! I try to watch movies in 3D whenever I can (rarely, once a year if that) so I don't have much knowledge on 3D but we were very happy.
As for the sound, I made a mistake! We arrived at the very start of the trailers and the best 2 seats were already taken. I had to choose between the next 2 best spots. 1 was in the row directly behind the best, and the other was in the front seats for the handicapped. I made a wrong call and chose the handicapped because I didn't want to sacrifice sitting off-center in the row behind the best since I didn't want to sit directly behind them and not be able to put our feet up.
It was too loud! I didn't enjoy it. We also didn't get much of the surrounds and I noticed it from the beginning when they played the "All Around You" (Spheres) trailer. And because we were below the center of the room the bass wasn't the best either. Basically a total fail on my part.
However, i did move for one scene just to see how the actual sound was and it was great! I'm almost positive it's going to be an amazing home mix. At the same time, the X-Men universe has never let me down when it comes to their audio! Watching them all recently was a showcase of how their audio mixes just keeps improving with every new movie they make!
I loved this movie!! I went in blind, not having watched a trailer or anything about it. It surpassed my expectations and the cherry on top is that my daughter and i were able to catch this in theaters together, after all that catching up!
Btw, there is no after credits scene so don't bother waiting like we did lol