IMAX: Legends of Flight (Single-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo)
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Narrative: If you have an interest in aviation or aviation technology, then this film should be a slam dunk for you! No questions asked--just buy it now. If that subject does not peak your enthusiasm, I'll expand a bit. The film chronicles work on a couple of Boeing's most contemporary planes--the immense Airbus A380 and the glider-like 787 Dreamliner. With frequent shots in the construction warehouse and animated schematics of the plane's layout and structure--sections of the narrative seem a bit dry to a casual observer. But the film is also bolstered by the introduction of several classic planes from the past--and when we fly with these creations, the film soars. In fact, every time we're in the air--this is glorious entertainment. Visually arresting at all times, the film was interesting if not exceptional entertainment from a content perspective.Read more ›
There are about 35 out of screen effects that extend 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer.
UNFORTUNATLY, you will see even more than I counted. My count only includes the OOS effects that should be out of the screen. Let me explain; In this and some other IMAX films they over-do the 3D. Objects your brain knows are farther back in the scene, your eyes see them sticking OOS. A visual example would be; a table edge that just reaches the surface of the screen has an object sitting 3 foot back on the table - the table is not OOS but the object 3 foot back appears to stick out of the screen. This is not a desirable 3D effect.
16 OOS effects reached 25%, but if you count multiple instances of the same object in the same scene, retreating then reaching 25% again, the count would be about 30.
The best OOS effects start at 19:55. For 1 full minute, CG bees then butterflies then ducks fly in your room and at times reach a full 50% of the way between you and the screen. At 41:30 they make a second flight together for another 40 seconds.
There were 5 other instances where the 3D was so overdone, what I was seeing was more of a mess than a 3D effect.
Even with the 3D deficiencies, the low price of this movie and the long duration OOS flights of the CG bees, butterflies and ducks, I recommend adding this one to your collection.
*** The CG bees in flight ***
*** are a great wow factor ***
MY 3D RATING = GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)
The 3D rating would only be (a 2 star) FAIR without the nice 50% effects.
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There's plenty of 3D in this one. I think that the
BEST "comin' atcha!" moments are the anima-
ted bees and birds... especially at the end, but... Read more
I read reviews and glad i purchased it. I think i can tell that i watched it 6 times or more. It has some amazing 3D effects. Read morePublished 2 months ago by iReview4U
For airplane aficionados this is a great show. My son loves it! We got this for an exceptionally good price to replace our previous copy that we scratched from much use.Published 2 months ago by Reviews by Jane
EXCELLENT LESSON!!! ALOT OF HISTORY ABOUT BOEING. THE HISTORY WILL AMAZE YOU!!!Published 3 months ago by Joseph G. Villanueva