I think it's funny that people always claim that Avatar ripped off the story of either Dances With Wolves, Fern Gully, Pocahontas or Atlantis: The Lost Empire (take your pick), but no one ever claims those films ripped each other off. If their stories are all the same, that should be the case.
Haters gonna hate. I for one loved it and am really looking forward to part 2 & 3.
I guess the whole plausible female action lead (without super powers) would be akin to a small/thin guy around 130lbs being the lead in such a movie and beating up guys twice his size/weight. Has a movie like that ever been made and done well?
The closest I can think of is Bruce Lee, but even then he wasn't usually beating up huge guys from what I remember. Perhaps the scene he did with Kareem in Game of Death but that's the only one that comes to mind.
Can't wait for this! I already own both extended trilogies on Blu-Ray (Hobbit in 3D), but it would be great to get Atmos sound and HDR video on these. The Hobbit had Atmos in cinemas so there shouldn't be much work needed there, but it would be nice to get it on LotR too. I hope there's an option to get the Hobbit trilogy in HFR. Peter Jackson used interpolation to increase the frame rate of the footage he used in his WW1 documentary, so I'm guessing he wouldn't mind doing the same to get The Hobbit from 48fps to 60.
I'm excited for more content in the Director's Cut since this is my favourite Rocky, but I was saddened to hear that he's cutting the robot. I always thought it was an amusing sign of 80s excess and a symbol of where Rocky was in his life (he's so successful he can afford a robot that doesn't really exist).
Sure it's a bit goofy, but it's also endearing. And it's not like the robot is there throughout the whole movie. From what I remember it was mostly there at the beginning (and maybe in the background in the shot where Rocky's son is celebrating after he wins at the end). At least we'll always be able to go back and watch the original version.
Why would being OK with motion smoothing mean I have no discerning taste? Just because you don't like something and I do means I don't have good taste? What does frame rate have to do with taste anyway? You do realize this is all subjective right?
How is the perception of HFR and being used to it different than the same with motion smoothing? Apart from some motion artifacts now and then, they look very similar.
It sounds like you're just being a snob and accusing someone with different taste as you of being unrefined. Just because I'm an outlier doesn't mean I'm wrong. You can't say by any objective measure that lower frame rate or lack of motion smoothing is "better".
I firmly believe that the odd look of HFR go some is 100% a mental perception thing.
When I saw Billy Lynn in 60fps the first 10-15 movies looked weird to me. Kind of like a camcorder or live performance. But then I got used to it and it looked like a movie again. The same thing happened with the Hobbit films, but for a much shorter duration.
People also say the same about the look of motion smoothing on my projector, but I'm so used to it that I don't notice it any more and movies just look like movies. I definitely notice the judder/strobing when smoothing is off though. I think people just need to get used to it and it won't look weird any more.