Discussion in 'Movies and Entertainment' started by Brian in Mesa, Jan 24, 2021.
I actually enjoyed King of Monsters much more than this one.
man... I thought that movie was unwatchable trash. Might be because I’m more of a Kong guy than Godzilla. Liked Skull Island MUCH more than either Godzilla movie in this “monsterverse”.
I can understand that. I like Kong too, but I have a soft spot for Godzilla, the giant monster that actually appears to be more than just a killing machine. Kong has personality, but I think the development of Godzilla is more interesting. But that's just a preference.
+1 Skull Island has been my favorite out of them with King of the Monsters my least favorite. Mainly because of how much family drama they put into it and how murky they made all the monster fights. None of them were clear, they were all in rain or snow at night. At least for GvsK they cleaned that up and had them in good weather.
I'm disappointed with the audio quality in the stream on this one. Can't wait for the UHD on it. It should fix most of the issues due to how badly they compressed the audio. There was no dynamic range in it.
It won't be fixed for UHD but I think they really blew it by not utilizing bass correctly with the deaf girl. When she was stopping to feel things we should have felt them too. How cool would it have been to have had Kong's heart beat pulsing and feel it getting slower and weaker? Instead we get a non-stop rumble. It was very one note in it. @cheesebeef if you ever do an action movie/TV show hit me up as a bass advisor
You are from a different generation. I believe us 50+ year olds that watched all of the Godzilla movies in our youth have more of a sentimental connection to them. Similar to the original Star Wars movies, Jaws, etc. The original Godzilla/King Kong movies were corny but that's what also endeared people to them. Monster movies that weren't believable but were just dumb fun. To hear some people they were expecting Gone With The Wind & got Gigli. I for one enjoyed the movie. It brought back a lot of the nostalgia from my youth.
Saturday afternoon monster movies, I believe on channel 5?
I think I saw most Godzilla movies on The World Beyond on channel 5.
Still a bit ticked about this. Last weekend was free weekend on Xfinity including free HBO Max so I assumed I could watch this for free. Found out that they exempted a bunch of stuff so no, you can't watch this for free. Amazon Prime offered me half off first month and so I signed up, downloaded the app on Thur. We decided to watch the movie Saturday. I had to do last minute logging in stuff the app is supposed to take your Amazon account but wouldn't so I had to create a HBO Max one and then get it linked.
So Saturday we sit down to watch it, search for it, odd not showing up. More searching nothing. I eventually discovered via Google that April 30th, Friday, was the last day on HBO Max
Note the email I sent to complain about this was answered with a yes we were advertising that the movie would end on HBO Max as of end of April. hello I didn't HAVE HBO MAX then, I had the app, I didn't have the login yet. Technically my fault I didn't finish the process on Thur or Friday but the multiple emails they sent me in the last 2 weeks about watching HBO Max included that movie everytime and not one of them said hey you better watch this soon or it's gone.
So I can't get my money back so I will get one month and then cancel.
it was going to be my test case we have a 4K good size tv but there's so little 4K programming we rarely get to use it. This one says it will play at the highest quality possible based on your bandwidth, which should be 4K, so really annoyed I can't watch it now.
I know it's not the greatest movie ever I just thought it was a good one to test the 4K, plus I wanted to see it
Honestly, I wish I waited for it to come to disc over the stream. The audio quality was horrible and killed it for me. I sort of wish what happened to you had happened to me.
If you really want to flex your bandwidth and 4k, try Apple TV+. It's available for a bunch of different streaming devices/TVs now. They have a free year if you've bought any Apple hardware and I think a 7 day trial otherwise. They give the best 4k streaming of any of the services. The show See was streaming at almost BluRay data rates if your connection is fast enough. Ted Lasso, Mythic Quest, and For All Mankind are my top shows on it.
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