The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (IMAX)
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Narrative: The film introduces surfer Kelly Slater and a local legend named Raimana. They are our hosts as well as the subject of this feature. I had assumed that I was going to be watching non-stop surfing action, but that isn't the case at all. The documentary covers scenic landscapes, underwater life, local customs and legends, wave science and a myriad of water sports before kicking into a surfing frenzy within the last third. It is an extremely well balanced narrative which delivered far more variety than I expected. But most important, it was thoroughly entertaining.
Features: There are quite a few snippets to look at, interesting but not essential. There's a 5 minute travelogue highlighting Tahiti. In fact, I'm pretty much cooking up my next vacation now! There are a handful of vignettes providing more depth on the surfing stars, board designs, and waves principles. All are fine--brief but informative, but not necessarily a huge extra value.
3D: Well, of course, a film shot in Tahiti is absolutely gorgeous. The film has real texture in its panoramic landscape shots and its underwater vistas.Read more ›
This Blu-Ray will look better on a bigger screen, so a 3D projector would be best.
There are about 15 out of screen effects that extend about 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer and another 12 around 25% and 1 graphic makes it to 35% BUT, nothing special in the 3D department. Only 5 minutes of underwater fish scenes deserve a 3D applause.
*** Nice scenery and under water footage ***
MY 3D RATING = GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)
Note: As far as the percentages go, everyone's eyes are different. What I see at 25% you may see at 15% or 35%. To fully realize how far something is out of the screen for you, pause on an effect and direct a partner with an extended finger to the tip of what you are seeing. You may be surprised.
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I love the idea of going here one day but I can't afford it, so I thought for 10 dollars, that might give me a great sense of this wondrous land, and it has in ways. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David B.
WONDERFUL 3D......LIKE A TRAVELGOGUE.....BUT IT PUTS YOU RIGHT ON THE SURFBOARDS & IN THE WATER.
RIGHT IN YOUR FACE....3D.......MUST SEE....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Awesome seeing the waves in 3D. Another 3D movie that we enjoyed watching. We enjoy the nature 3D movies so much, I don't think there is a bad one out there. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lynn C.
Going into this review I was a little apprehensive about
what I would experience. After all, the initial 3D releases
I reviewed from IMAGE were pretty much hit and miss... Read more