Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature film to shoot with a brand new, digital IMAX 3D camera. It’s also one of two films being released in full IMAX this year. So for director Michael Bay to urge fans to see the film in IMAX 3D is kind of a no-brainer. But he did so anyway, just to be safe. Read his statement below.
Here’s Bay’s Transformers 4 IMAX 3D statement from his official site:
The best way to see this movie is definitely in IMAX 3D.
Why? Because for one, we did technically-excellent 3D in this film. We conceived and shot this movie with 3D cameras. So many movies use 3D as an afterthought.
We also are the first movie in the world to shoot with the new IMAX digital 3D camera. The AGE OF EXTINCTION was formatted for 2.40 for normal theaters. What makes the IMAX version of this film so different is that 60 percent of the movie opens up and fills the whole IMAX screen. It makes Transformers 4 such an immersive experience.
The second best way to watch ‘Age of Extinction’ is in a 3D theater featuring Dolby ATMOS sound. ATMOS is the next level in the surround sound experience. The sound not only wraps around from front to back and side to side, there is also a layer of sound above you. The audio will roll and spin around and above you while watching the spaceship chase scene in Age of Extinction.
See you at the movies.
The problem is there are so few IMAX screens in the country that actually can provide this “immersive experience.” Many IMAX theaters in and around the world don’t have the screen size to truly display what Bay had in mind. But, if you do have the means to attend one and plan on seeing Age of Extinction, it’s obviously the best option. You don’t need Michael Bay to tell you that.
Also of note – Transformers: Age of Extinction is 165 minutes. Plan your bathroom breaks accordingly.