Superheroes in IMAX

Discussion in 'Misc. Comics Films' started by Chris Wallace, Mar 27, 2006.

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Which comic book movie have you seen in IMAX?(Check all that apply)

  1. Spider-Man 2

  2. Batman Begins

  3. V For Vendetta

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  1. Chris Wallace

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    Doesn't get much simpler.
     
  2. WallCrawl

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    I've seen Batman Begins in IMAX. That's pretty much it. I was lucky I was sitting in the back row too.
     
  3. Kmack

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    Spidey 2:up::up:
     
  4. Kable24

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    None because they change the aspect ratio of the movie.
     
  5. Chris Wallace

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    What do you mean?
     
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    If a movie is shot in the 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 ratio it is more than likely changed to the IMAX screen on 1.66:1. So they either show it in letter box format to maintain it's intended ratio or it is cut to fit in the 1.66:1 screen size which is almost like the average television (1.33:1).
     
  7. Chris Wallace

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    So you're mainly basing this on an assumption & don't know for sure that it hurts the viewing.
     
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    It's not an assumption. I was going to go see Episode III at my local IMAX which Lucas always shoots in 2.35:1. They were squishing it to the 1.66:1 which would like like a giant 4:3 television instead of a true 16:9 widescreen. So in essence they are cutting the sides of the picture off to accomodate the square television look of IMAX.
     
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    Both Spidey 2 and Begins....and I'm very tempted to see Vendetta there.
     
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    Superman returns will me in IMAX!! I will so be there for my second viewing of the film just I did with SM2 and BB. I'm sure I will like it enough to see twice.
    Warner's is really looking into using IMAX for fan driven projects like this. When I saw Begins, part of Warner Marketing was there having everyone in line take a survey on it and Batman and comics movies in general. I think they have a sense of the crowd that would go to IMAX. I completed my survey quickly and the woman collecting it asked if I had seen it before. When I answered "yes" she smiled.
     
  11. Chris Wallace

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    I haven't found this to hurt the image at all. But then, I don't think about things like aspect ratios when I go to the movies. If I watch a movie in IMAX, I'm thinking about better picture, better sound & a bigger screen. I don't care about anything else.
     
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    I have seen Spider-Man 2 in IMAX
     
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    I just caught Vendetta at the IMAX and it was even better on second viewing.
     
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    ^^^Did you get there early enough to see a big "V" on the giant screen.It was on when I went to go check out VFV on the I-MaX
     
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    Spider-Man 2 and Batman Begins.

    Since the announcement about certain portions of Superman Returns being in 3D at the IMAX, people might want to see that there also.
     
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    BB, I'll be seeing Superman Returns there later this year.
     
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    I saw BB and VFV.

    I certainly enjoyed the experience, except that in both cases the audio mix seemed...off. Both had some issues with dialogue softness, especially V. There were a few times I had no clue what they were saying because of sound effects.
     
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    I remember having a similar problem with soft dialogue during Batman Begins on IMAX.
     
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    I don't know if that was because of IMAX or not. During parts of the movie I couldn't hear what V was saying because of the scores playing so loud. But I have never been to an IMAX theater.
     
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    I saw VFV/BB.

    V's voice in my theater was louder than everything else in the film, and was really cool.
     
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    I've seen all 3 and can't wait for Superman.
     

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