Not sure why the folks saying they don't care for the look of the movie are getting dumped on for simply sharing their view - I don't see them taking shots at the guys who say they luv it, go figure. =/
Personally, I hope over time the look grows on me, but I have my doubts. I understand it's "supposed" to look this way - I get it, and I believe the home HD versions are a faithful representation, but that sure as hell doesn't mean I prefer that look over traditional movies, I mean I enjoy a good B&W film every now and then too, BUT...IMO, this is NOT the movie you will reach for when your friends visit and ask you to show them what this newfangled "Hi Def" stuff is all about, in fact, it flies in the face of it, intentionally looking gritty, ratty and lo-fi, all you'll do is discourage them from buying in, and I promise, if you do pop in 300, when they say "Huh?" after looking at the screen - you WILL BE EXPLAINING "no no no, that's what the director wanted it to look like....here, NOW WATCH THIS OTHER MOVIE, see how nice it can look!?"
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the movie and I'm glad I bought it, until the other sword, shields and arrows type movies show up (Gladiator, LOTR, Braveheart, etc), this will do nicely....I just hope this style doesn't become some new trend in movie making - I much prefer the old fashioned artful approach of great story telling, direction, acting and filming
- no gimmicks needed, once in a while for the sake of being different, sure, but ouch, I wouldn't be a movie fan if the majority looked like this - rather just go to the friggin' museum.
:::Zips up flame suit:::