Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Sod Off Wednesday: The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX

IMAX movies come with higher resolution, bigger screens, and additional footage on the top and bottom of the picture. The problem is that these big Hollywood movies that claim to be in IMAX are only partially in IMAX. 
Christopher Nolan said the IMAX version of The Dark Knight Rises would have something nobody had seen before. So we went to see it again. The shape of the picture kept changing. Only 72 of the 164 minutes in the movie was shot in IMAX. And that's the most of any IMAX targeted Hollywood movie so far.
The special bonus between the regular and IMAX versions of The Dark Knight Rises happens when a gate slams down. As it falls the scene transitions between normal and IMAX. And that hasn't been done before. A style change without a scene change.
Whoopty fart. Big fat hairy deal. Enjoy my money, because it's gonna be a long time before I see another IMAX movie. It doesn't add shit.

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