Max Payne Bluray Director's Cut (Review)
This movie is just plain awesome.
The story is portrayed in a an old school film noir type of atmosphere, minus the black & white footage. i.e. Dark characters, dirty environment, most scenes are at night, embittered cop seeking bloody retribution for the death of his family, etc... However, it's intertwined with noir + modern matrix style effect shots. This movie has a little subtext in it too, mainly what's conveyed in the final scene.
The visual ambiance reflects the story in this movie. The shots come across brilliantly over Bluray. There are some wicked visual effect shots in this movie involving gun play.
And lastly is the best aspect of any BD title. And that is the soundtrack. This movie was presented in DTS HD Master Audio. And it was mixed hot! The HD sound effects in this movie are right up there with Flight of the Phoenix and Cloverfield on Bluray. If you have a good system with a quality sub, there are some scenes in this movie that rattle the dishes in the sink. This movie is what I would label a ground pounder. And there is some good dimension in the surround channels as well. It's a fantastic mix all around.
I watched this movie at -10 below reference. My HT system and sub are calibrated.
For those of you that have a solid Home Theater with an authoritative sub, here are some scenes to watch out for.
- Bathroom scene with the subway thugs at beginning of the movie.
- Scene where the Valkyrie pulls Owen Green out of the window and he falls on the car. *This scene will over modulate and distort a lesser sub. I don't give this warning lightly. There is infrasonic stuff in this sequence that is actually mixed a little too hot.
- The running shoot out after Max takes Jason Colvin out of his office and runs into the Swat Team.
- Max's gunshots as he walks in his house and finds the bad guys upstairs in his dreamsequence.
- And just about every other scene in the movie.
it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.