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post #91 of 101 Old 04-01-2019, 08:37 AM
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I've actually become quite fond of this dual-ratio touch given to more and more movies. It has a real purpose for many films.

If I had to choose one ratio, I'd prefer movies to be in scope screen over full screen for the entirety of a movie. Especially for a traditional drama or comedy. Very easy on the eyes.

But for epic or action movies, there's something quite cool about using both formats. Interstellar did it brilliantly. On earth or in the ship, it was scope. Step into a new world, and it was 16:9. You barely notice the change, but man do those scenes on the planets seem large and immersive.

This seems to be increasing in usage. You can thank (or blame) Christopher Nolan for that.

It still boggles my mind why anyone today would buy a scope screen unless the only thing they watched was 2.35 movies. Sports, videogames, HBO, Youtube, and now these two-format movies.....they require a 16:9 screen unless you constantly want to be changing your zoom.
Well, scope films are meant to be larger and more immersive vs 1.78 films from a purist perspective if you care about that.

Having said the above, the choice of which aspect screen someone goes with depends on many factors and in some situations 1.78 makes more sense and in others scope makes more sense. In my room for example, I run out of height before width. The biggest 1.78 image I can get is the exact same no matter if I go with a 1.78 or scope screen, but I get a MUCH bigger scope image going with a scope screen. A 2.35 screen is a no brainer in my room due to all this. Someone who runs out of width before height would most likely be better off with a 1.78 screen. Lots of other possible reasons to go with one aspect over another, but this is one example.

As a scope screen user, I hate variable aspect because it doesnt work. If I had a 1.78 screen though I'd be all for it.
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Well, scope films are meant to be larger and more immersive vs 1.78 films from a purist perspective if you care about that.

Having said the above, the choice of which aspect screen someone goes with depends on many factors and in some situations 1.78 makes more sense and in others scope makes more sense. In my room for example, I run out of height before width. The biggest 1.78 image I can get is the exact same no matter if I go with a 1.78 or scope screen, but I get a MUCH bigger scope image going with a scope screen. A 2.35 screen is a no brainer in my room due to all this. Someone who runs out of width before height would most likely be better off with a 1.78 screen. Lots of other possible reasons to go with one aspect over another, but this is one example.

As a scope screen user, I hate variable aspect because it doesnt work. If I had a 1.78 screen though I'd be all for it.
That is very true what you say about available wall space for the screen. I'd do the same in your situation.
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Like most other have said, great visuals and great bass. Loved the IMAX scenes. Couldn't get enough of that and for that reason alone, I'm proud to have this in my collection.
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Here's my thought after watching this one, and as disclaimer I do not read any DC or Marvel comics.

Movie wise, My Wife and I very much enjoy this one.
Nice story, kept you interested all the way. And all the main character's, had some charisma.
Not to mention those battle scene under water, almost like watching a Star Wars space battle scene
Much better, of my expectation

Sound wise, very nice. Lots of bass and all around speaker effect. A well balance sound, and very enjoyable.
While the picture was full screen, a 1:78 aspect ratio on my 1:85 screen. It did not bother me at all.
Since the picture had very nice color, and details in so many scenes.

Worth a second spin, when time is not too restricted. Due to the length of that movie.


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This was a really enjoyable movie. I liked Wonder Woman a lot more, but this was much better than Superman v. Batman and Justice League.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between Momoa and Heard. The audio was top notch. My only gripe is that the CG looked really bad during then end. It took me out of the movie for a moment, which was really unfortunate.
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Gave this a spin finally tonight and although there were some eye rolling moments my wife and I overall enjoyed it. We wish they could just euthanize the rest of the DC universe and just roll Aquaman and Wonder Woman into the Avengers. As for the soundtrack in this movie, it was in a word, insane. The bass was almost too much at times, especially when he meets the sea monster when he’s going for the trident, I thought my drywall was going to crack, there were things rattling I’ve never heard rattle before. Even though I only watched the 1080p BD from redbox I thought the picture, especially the scenes in the Sahara and Sicily looked excellent. Thanks for the review Ralph.

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Hopefully should be picking this up tomorrow, seen it at the theatres and we enjoyed it
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Watched it the other night, really enjoyed it at home


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Picked up the UHD on sale, and my partner and I watched it this weekend. Our expectations were just a low commitment superhero movie and thats exactly what we got - it was fun. We both enjoyed it.

Movie is gorgeous to look at, but I do echo the sentiment that the underwater scenes are a touch soft (due to water effect/CGI), but it does not deter from the great quality. Stand out scene for me personally was the underwater secret meeting in the old ship - visually it was razor sharp with excellent HDR effects. Atmost/mix was amazing, very impressed. Great pickup!
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I grew up reading Aquaman comics as well as the rest of the DC universe. By the time I grew older Marvel had become number one but I really had moved on. When it comes to films, I am really not a super hero film fan though some I have found mildly entertaining. Venom surprised me...I thought it was decent.

However, here, for the first time, I have to disagree with Ralph Potts. Not on his evaluation of the video and audio quality but on the movie itself. Not only way too long, which Ralph did mention, but way too boring. I couldn't wait for it to be over. The worst film I have seen since the remake of The Lone Ranger. It was all 90% cartoon animation and 10% green or blue screen.. Not for me at all
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I grew up reading Aquaman comics as well as the rest of the DC universe. By the time I grew older Marvel had become number one but I really had moved on. When it comes to films, I am really not a super hero film fan though some I have found mildly entertaining. Venom surprised me...I thought it was decent.

However, here, for the first time, I have to disagree with Ralph Potts. Not on his evaluation of the video and audio quality but on the movie itself. Not only way too long, which Ralph did mention, but way too boring. I couldn't wait for it to be over. The worst film I have seen since the remake of The Lone Ranger. It was all 90% cartoon animation and 10% green or blue screen.. Not for me at all

Greetings,

Sorry we didn't line up on this one Steve. Catch you one the next one..


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