IMAX: Ultimate G's - Zac's Flying Dream (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo)
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A boy dreams of flying and grows up to make those dreams real. Eleven-year-old Zac (Michael Cera, Juno, Superbad) is constantly inventing flying machines with the help of his friend Laura. As the two grow up they separate, but both become pilots. Sixteen years later, while visiting Laura at her aerial mechanics shop in Arizona, Zac is challenged to an aerobatic duel by a rival. The result is a thrilling flying sequence over the Grand Canyon. Filmed in 3D, ULTIMATE G'S: ZAC'S FLYING MACHINE puts you in the front seat of an Extra 300 aerobatic monoplane. Pilots from the Air Combat Canada airshow team, and the world aerobatic champion, engage in solo flight, dog fights, formation and aerobatic flying.
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Overall, the movie itself is poor, but the visuals (in 3-D) and the sound (DTS) is very good. I would recommend checking out the Ultimate 3-D Collection (which includes the glasses and the three other 3-D DVD's, that is listed at Amazon.com) before purchasing Ultimate G's.
Narrative: For curiosity factor alone, a pre-teen Michael Cera is certainly an interesting draw. He plays a young boy who yearns to fly and, with the help of his steadfast gal pal, builds some disastrous mechanisms of flight. Before we can charge the parents with child endangerment, however, the story fast forwards to the present. The two are still friends and fly together in prop planes, but a boyhood rival tries some suave moves on the girl and a flight competition is staged for manly boasting rights. Then there's flying--finally! And love, too. The story is so wooden and stiff, it's almost painful. And I don't know what kind of message the film goes for as it makes the rival, an armed forces pilot, a cheater as well. Pretty distasteful actually.
Features: This is actually the first of the IMAX 3D films I've gotten with no special features. Granted, the features can be underwhelming--but this one only has trailers for other better looking films!Read more ›
In 3d, "Ultimate G's" is watchable, but its just not as special as movies like "Haunted Castle" or "Alien Adventure". There are some pretty cool flying sequences, but the 3d effect of watching planes flying in the air just isn't as thrilling as some of the "rollercoaster" affects in the two movies previously described.
Ultimately, the 3d version of "Ultimate G's" doesn't cross the barrier into adult entertainment. It's good to watch once or so in 3D, but kids will probably find it more satisfying than adults (especially for repeat viewings).
I'm glad to have this movie in my 3d collection, even if its not the best. If you are looking for an AWESOME 3d movie and haven't seen any of the mentioned films in this review.....I would suggest "Alien Adventure" and "Haunted Castle".
"Ultimate G's" is good-just not great. The computer and digitally animated 3D movies (Ultimate G's is a live story with real actors, planes, etc..) are really where the ultimate action is at!
Other than the story, which needs serious tweaking, the 3D depth effects are great. Of course, I must tout the Virtual FX 3D System again, because you can now achieve nearly identical results with any 2D source, like TV shows and any movies on DVD or video. But, since the IMAX film was literally filmed in 3D, the effects are much more pronounced. The inner cockpit views of the pilots during the flight scenes are poorly done though. Sure, they're in 3D, but are clearly staged instead of actual in-flight views of real pilots.
On the whole, the movie is worthy of having if you desire to increase your field sequential 3D film collection, just don't expect a highly engaging and emotional experience with the story.
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Out of all the titles that comprise the recent batch of Image
IMAX releases, I had the highest expectations for Ultimate
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Skits at summer camp had better writing and acting.
<25% of the film has the 3D shots that one might expect.
not what i expected was ok for 3d would have thought imax would have done a better jobPublished 5 months ago by mark l west
Dumb plot obviously force-fitted to demonstrate 3d motion from stunt airplanes. Wish I'd taken advice of other reviewers and not wasted my money.Published 8 months ago by lyle weiman
Great aerial footage, great 3D but the story line is silly and even a little annoying. I thought, that anyone who would buy this type of video would be fine with a zero story... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank P