You know, the times I’ve seen big movies on IMAX, and the print's specifically tailored for the venue, have been well worth the extra cash. The portions of Dark Knight shot in that format truly turned the screen into a window overlooking some startling reality and, to go back a few years, seeing Attack of the Clones or Matrix Revolutions on the dome filled out insane amounts of detail in the all big FX scenery.
Of course, one thought you entertain while leaving the theater is “What do they do if there’s a dry spell of big spectacles?” Titles like 50/50 or Moneyball don’t exactly lend themselves--nor even gain anything, really--from the stadium seating approach. But show business is still a business and theater managers can’t ever let that screen stay dark. Outside of the Lion King (and that’s a re-release, too,) no IMAX-appropriate flick in current circulation spring to mind, so I’ve got to figure that’s one motivator behind this rad “IMAX Big Movies Week” promotion that AMC’s starting today. Inception, Fast Five and Star Trek are returning to select screens for the rather-sweet ticket price of $7 (which is about half-price depending on your region.)
Fast Five’s coming out on DVD & Blu-Ray next week, and the rest are on home video, so I suppose this will be a test of how many people are down for the IMAX theater experience over the home variety. How does this prospect look to you Screened Pups? What recent or older would you like to see on IMAX?