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CosmicMonkey
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Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby CosmicMonkey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:03 pm

I watched First Man on an IMAX screen yesterday and I think it finally confirmed something I've suspected for a long time: I don't really like IMAX. Maybe it's just the autistic side of me, but there's something about the IMAX ExperienceTM, that is just too overwhelming for me. The screen is too big and too close and the music too loud that it actually pulls me out of the immersion of the movie theatre, as I'm constantly being reminded of how big and loud and bright everything around me is; whereas as with regular movie screens, this sort of thing only rarely happens.

Is this a problem other people have, or am I alone? Do you prefer IMAX screens? Are Indifferent?

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby ribcage » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:29 pm

I like sitting too close with things too loud so I always get messed up on Imax because I plop down in the same row I would for a normal screen forgetting that it's IMAX and now I'm gonna crink my neck for two hours. But I'm also stubborn and anxious so I never move once the movie starts even if I'm in pain. But I love IMAX

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby mattorama12 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:05 pm

We're definitely different. I absolutely love IMAX. Of course, I only really see movies in IMAX that I'm predisposed to liking and movies that are definitely made for the IMAX experience. Thinking back, probably around half of the movies I've actually seen in IMAX were Nolan movies, so that probably skews things. But the sheer scale of it certainly helps immerse me. Especially for movies like Gravity or Avatar that are basically attempting to create a VR experience in a movie theater, it'd be impossible for me to enjoy them as much on a regular screen. I do imagine that I would probably not enjoy it at all if I saw a comedy or something in IMAX, though.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby 90sCoffee » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:01 am

CosmicMonkey wrote:music too loud that it actually pulls me out of the immersion of the movie theatre


Yeah you should probably be wearing concert earplugs to regular movies let alone Imax ones. Regular movies frequently go well above 80 dB and these things are usually 2 hours long plus trailers which are always extremely action-packed and loud. They've also measured that movie theatres reach volumes upwards of 100 dB at times and I'm not even sure that they were measuring for Imax specifically.

Obviously, you won't damage your hearing by seeing a movie once in a while but why take the risk of even damaging it a little when you can get concert earplugs for around $10-30 and still hear the movie perfectly clearly at a good volume.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby zevel6 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm

It depends on the movie. If the movie was shot using IMAX cameras then IMAX is superb. If it's shot using non-IMAX cameras I don't see much point in paying extra for IMAX.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby Maaxwell » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:22 pm

Expensive and doesn't improve my movie-going experience one iota.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby alaharon123 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:49 pm

Yeah, I've gone to imax twice and it was really loud. Hurt my ears. Not a fan.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby livelove » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:29 pm

zevel6 wrote:If the movie was shot using IMAX cameras then IMAX is superb.
If it's shot using non-IMAX cameras I don't see much point in paying extra for IMAX.
How does the end result differ in practice ?

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby BillyShears » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:32 pm

I dont mind IMAX when Im not paying the IMAX prices. Just fuck me up with sights and sounds. I won't do 3D or those shaky seats because I'm not a Rockefeller.

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Re: Your thoughts on IMAX?

Postby zevel6 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:17 am

livelove wrote:
zevel6 wrote:If the movie was shot using IMAX cameras then IMAX is superb.
If it's shot using non-IMAX cameras I don't see much point in paying extra for IMAX.
How does the end result differ in practice ?


I don't want to get too technical so to keep it simple; the difference is pretty obvious if you watch them side by side.
This of course assumes that you are watching the movie on a real IMAX screen rather than on a "lieMAX".


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