The trailers for ‘Aquaman‘ have been giving audiences high expectations for the film but moviegoers with a penchant for high-quality visuals are still left with the lingering question of where to see it. A big budget film can look amazing on a multitude of the screens out there, but unless it was filmed to be viewed on IMAX, it doesn’t always benefit from being seen on an IMAX screen. In fact, most of the time films aren’t made for the format, and honestly, you’re missing money from seeing it this way by spending more on higher ticket prices that don’t translate into a better experience. The benefit of IMAX is seeing the full picture if a movie was filmed in the format because otherwise there will be parts cut off.
So how much of the film will actually take true advantage of the format? Director James Wan was asked that on Twitter:
@creepypuppet are there any scenes in the full @IMAX aspect ratio in #AQUAMAN?
— Logan Wischmeier (@logan_swish) November 19, 2018
His answer is probably going to convince anyone who was on the fence of shelling out the extra cash for the full IMAX experience:
Roughly 90%. Nearly the whole movie. Seriously. https://t.co/Y65Kew7SiY
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) November 20, 2018
Please take my money, Mr. Wan! Anyone who saw ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ on a proper IMAX screen and a standard screen knows precisely how much of a difference the format can make. While this is at around 90% instead of the 100% which Marvel Studios pulled off, it is still an impressive percentage compared to what most of the movies out there do.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Aquaman’ when the film is released later this year? Will you be checking it out on IMAX? If you were on the fence before, has Wan’s comments swayed you to see it in the superior format? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure
that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,”
starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-
Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only
force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…
‘Aquaman’ will be swimming into theaters on December 21st, 2018!