Totally agree with your astute comment and said so in my comment
OMG ! The problem is the most popular comment in the industry now is " oh that will do ...nobody will notice!". People edit, grade and deliver productions on laptops. Lost count of the amount of programmes received that the colour is completely out because somebody tried to grade on a laptop screen which is too bright and not even colour calibrated. Vice-Versa I have also lost count of the number of times a client calls and says ... " Oh this looks too bright or too dark" about a perfectly graded film only to find they are deciding on the grade by watching it on their iphone !!!
People need to calm down and realise that there really is no such thing anymore as a family sitting around a Television and watching a new programme. People watch "Entertainment:". That could be on a phone on a train on the way to work , a laptop in college or an ipad in their room .... whilst many still watch on their TV which they have never changed from the settings it arrived with out of the box.
I suggest you watch the "Making of Episode 3 on HBO". The work that went into this episode was phenomenal. Seriously mind boggling amount of work and design. The pre-production for weeks, the post production for weeks and can you really .... REALLY .... imagine that they would let this programme .... one of the biggest TV events ever ... go out incorrectly graded. Exactly.
We watched on a 65 inch Kuro TV properly calibrated and the darkness and gloom added so much to the tension. We could see everything in the shadows and we hopefully saw it as the director intended.
IF you watched an .m4v version or a streamed version then blame them. Too many people, firms, companies use presets to encode or transcode with no real knowledge of encoding or how to get the best from a particular piece of footage.
Watching on TV is one thing. Watching a highly compressed version on an ipad, iphone, laptop etc is all down to the supplier and their skill at encoding.
I agree with Bill Cox ... superb episode.
Well done Christian
You are right ... it was an awful movie. The story was poor and extremely cliched. Whereas previous Spiderman was interesting and enjoyable to both adult and youngsters alike, this was literally aimed at the kids market.
The previous one was an interesting take on the fact a young spiderman would struggle with his powers, dealing with home life and being mentored by Stark.
In this one, some of the actors were awful (teachers etc) and not up to Marvel standard and the dialogue was cringy to say the least.
I am absolutely gobsmacked it has taken so much already but ... in London at a cinema major theatre ... there were droves of people leaving after an hour.
Well done Christian ... it should be judged against Thor, Avengers etc and it just is "poor" on all aspects.
it genuinely looks like Disney have already set down the style for Spiderman to Sony ahead of a sale. It was so Disney it completely lacked the edge all the other Marvels have.