maxmercy Posted January 13, 2014 Report Share Posted January 13, 2014 The Grandmaster (7.1 DTS-HD MA) Level - 4 Stars (110.26dB composite)Extension - 5 Stars (1Hz)Dynamics - 5 Stars (29.85dB)Execution - 4 Stars (by poll) Overall - 4.5 StarsRecommendation - Rent (by poll) Notes: This is for the 130min Chinese version. Measurements don't lie, and The Grandmaster has a lot of bass, but it's used pretty subtly. It's almost entirely contained in the slo-mo fight scenes, of which there aren't enough. There's a minor amount of limiting/clipping in the center channel, but it's not too bad. The LF effects are used appropriately, and there are some fun moments. They can't redeem the movie, which is quite a long slog of alternating arthouse slo-mo in every fight scene, or bad Chinese melodrama. The kung fu isn't especially well done, either - nothing like other notables, such as Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, etc. Maybe the 108min US version will be better, but who knows about its mix. PvA: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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