Frozen 2 (UHD)
I was IMPRESSED!! This one is right up there with the very best animated marvels!!!
Okay, this one may not have had all the glorious COLORS throughout the movie, but when they were on display they were GORGEOUS! The BLACKS were absolutely amazing and there were 3 scenes where they were highlighted..one was about 40 seconds long starting at the 19 minute mark...the second one started at approximately the 1 hour 5 minute mark and it lasted a good 2 minutes (it was DAZZLING with streaks of light and brilliant colors)...and I didn't stop to get the exact time on the third scene but it was perhaps 15 minutes after the one just mentioned. If you have a good display for BLACKS (like an OLED
), you will be on "cloud nine" for those scenes. Of course, DETAILS and TEXTURE were also pure Eye Candy in many shots (though they weren't as plentiful as in Secret Life of Pets
, Toy Story 4
Before I give a placement I need to give a real shout-out for the spectacular HDR effects!! I had already mentioned the UNBELIEVABLE COLORS, which were a sight to behold, but there were times when there was a rather bleak background and then, all of a sudden, something would appear with bright and almost fluorescent colors. And there were different kinds of LIGHTING sprinkled throughout that were to-die-for. Add to this the super...and I mean SUPER...STRONG CONTRAST that yielded some of the best WHITES I've ever seen in an animated movie.
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0* (In the "Top Five" of animated titles)
PS I would be remiss if I didn't offer a comment on the Dolby Atmos mix. For a Disney release it was phenomenal!! It was a very active mix, with thunderous bass/LFE at times, crystal-clear dialogue, and the Fronts, Surrounds and Height channels were as precise as you could desire. There was one scene that really shined, with voices coming from every channel and then glass or ice breaking overhead. I felt it was "raining down on me!"