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Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 04, 2022 12:45PM
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Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen and projection system do you recommend?
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17 votes were received.
Standard screen 3
 
18%
IMAX - huge screen, you know what this is 10
 
59%
4DX - 4DX theaters are equipped with high-technology motion seats that move in perfect sync with on-screen action. With 4DX you will also be able to experience special effects such as wind, fog, lightning, and scents that enhance what you see on the screen. 2
 
12%
RPX - RPX auditoriums feature a large screen, digital projection, and surround sound. 1
 
6%
ScreenX - ScreenX is the world’s first 270-degree, multi-projection system by projecting supplemental images onto the side walls. 1
 
5%



I'm probably going to finally see this tomorrow afternoon.
However, what type of screen/projection system?
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 04, 2022 01:00PM
Do you have all of those options within reasonable distance?
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: June 04, 2022 01:01PM
Saw it in IMAX last Saturday. Was not disappointed smiling smiley

Reddit post saying "IMAX first, rewatch in other formats".



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 04, 2022 01:23PM
IMAX would normally be my first choice, but my last visit was painful.

I complained to Corporate and they said they lowered the volume 3dB and would check out the theater.

I have no idea if they did, so I'll try a regular screen, then IMAX.

4DX is on the list.

It would be cool if there was a scene were one of the pilots had to punch out, and the seats mimicked that, though not actually ejecting a viewer.






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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 04, 2022 01:26PM
Are there any scratch and sniff screens?
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 04, 2022 01:43PM
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mrbigstuff
Do you have all of those options within reasonable distance?

All options are at one theater about 15 minutes away.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 04, 2022 02:57PM
You left Dolby Cinema off the list - that's my first choice. Going next week.



It is what it is.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 04, 2022 03:30PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
You left Dolby Cinema off the list - that's my first choice. Going next week.

Thanks! It looks like that is an AMC exclusive, and I was looking at a Regal theater.



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 04, 2022 04:00PM
Missing the "None of the above" option. Didn't think that much of the original movie, no desire at all to see this one.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 04, 2022 05:01PM
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JoeH
Missing the "None of the above" option. Didn't think that much of the original movie, no desire at all to see this one.

indeed - I was gonna click on 'my home tv' but there was no such option
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 04, 2022 05:37PM
I'm cheap, so I saw it on a reasonably-big "normal" screen. But I can definitely imagine that it would have been better in IMAX or some reasonably facsimile....
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 04, 2022 06:26PM
Tom should be wearing a helmet. And she should have, at least, been wearing eye protection and actually sitting on a motorcycle made to carry a passenger. Aside from that I have no complaints.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 04, 2022 07:48PM
Yeah, $20+ per ticket makes it a $100+ couple of hours for us, so maybe we'll wait, or some of us will at any rate.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 04, 2022 08:49PM
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mrbigstuff
Yeah, $20+ per ticket makes it a $100+ couple of hours for us, so maybe we'll wait, or some of us will at any rate.

Yeah, exactly. For that kind of money, I want a copy to take home.

(I went with an el cheapo matinee.)
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 05, 2022 01:05AM
My partner doesn't want to see it, so I'll likely see it on my laptop, with the screen close, and headphones on, with the audio settings tweaked.



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 05, 2022 02:21AM
Until movies are available for VR goggles, nothing replaces a big screen experience for me, maybe short of a high-end home theater experience.

And that's not just a big screen and some 7.1 speakers.

So I'll try three of the above options.

I loved Top Gun.

It was no Citizen Kane, and it had it's issues, but I didn't care.

It was a great entertainment experience for me.

Hearing all the buzz while actively avoiding any hint of spoilers, I have no doubt I'll like Maverick even more than Top Gun.

It's doing ok box office (LOL!) so I hope the theater will still be fairly empty.

Alameda County has reinstitute indoor masking, so that's a plus.

I don't know what Berkeley is doing about maskingup, but that's not where I'll be seeing Maverick.






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There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2022 02:22AM by RAMd®d.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 05, 2022 10:04AM
Just saw it yesterday...

1. A worthy sequel, and a good movie.

2. If you can see it in IMAX, F-YEAH, see it in IMAX! (I saw it in "regular")



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 05, 2022 10:08AM
....volleyball.....



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 05, 2022 11:41AM
IMAX, but bring your own earplugs.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: June 05, 2022 09:26PM
Have seen it twice on a standard screen and once on Cinemark XD. Awesome movie. Saw the original the day it came out in 1986. It was during high school and I have been in the Air National Guard ever since. Retiring next year. Love the new movie!
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 05, 2022 10:52PM
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sunfalcon
Have seen it twice on a standard screen and once on Cinemark XD. Awesome movie. Saw the original the day it came out in 1986. It was during high school and I have been in the Air National Guard ever since. Retiring next year. Love the new movie!

thanks for your service. did you find it reasonably accurate/plausible?
My dad was an observer at one of the Top Gun classes in maybe '83 or so.



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The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 06, 2022 11:29AM
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Racer X
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sunfalcon
Have seen it twice on a standard screen and once on Cinemark XD. Awesome movie. Saw the original the day it came out in 1986. It was during high school and I have been in the Air National Guard ever since. Retiring next year. Love the new movie!

thanks for your service. did you find it reasonably accurate/plausible?
My dad was an observer at one of the Top Gun classes in maybe '83 or so.

I won't try to speak for sunfalcon, but I worked in the fighter community for about 20 years. The scenario is pure Hollywood; suffice to say neither the USN nor USAF would carry out a mission like that. But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: June 06, 2022 12:29PM
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Paul F.
Just saw it yesterday...

1. A worthy sequel, and a good movie.

Glad to hear it, maybe I’ll see it then. Frankly I really have no expectation that a sequel could do the original justice. I know the original was no artistic masterpiece, but it was very good at what it was trying to be.


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I won't try to speak for sunfalcon, but I worked in the fighter community for about 20 years. The scenario is pure Hollywood; suffice to say neither the USN nor USAF would carry out a mission like that. But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).

I was in AF Junior ROTC for two years already (with the intention of going on to Air Force senior ROTC in college and becoming a fighter pilot) when Top Gun came out the summer before my senior year. All of a sudden now everyone wanted to be a fighter pilot. Everybody thought I was the @#$%& when it was announced during baccalaureate that I had picked up a 4 year AF ROTC scholarship to an aviation school on the beach….they thought I was gonna live the Top Gun life. 4 years later I had my pilot’s slot and an aerospace engineering degree, and was about to be commissioned a lieutenant. Then the Cold War ended and the AF said they no longer needed us. Told us if we go in we’d get a @#$%& job flying a desk somewhere, but if we opted out we’d only owe like 15% of our scholarship money back to the government. Seemed like a deal so I took it. It was a mistake. Had I stayed in, yes I would’ve got a @#$%& job at first, but the AF would eventually realize they had a shortage of pilots in our officer year group. As a result I had buddies going through undergraduate pilot training as 30+ year old captains! Oh well you takes your chances.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 06, 2022 12:46PM
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Carnos Jax
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Paul F.
Just saw it yesterday...

1. A worthy sequel, and a good movie.

Glad to hear it, maybe I’ll see it then. Frankly I really have no expectation that a sequel could do the original justice. I know the original was no artistic masterpiece, but it was very good at what it was trying to be.


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Will Collier
I won't try to speak for sunfalcon, but I worked in the fighter community for about 20 years. The scenario is pure Hollywood; suffice to say neither the USN nor USAF would carry out a mission like that. But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).

I was in AF Junior ROTC for two years already (with the intention of going on to Air Force senior ROTC in college and becoming a fighter pilot) when Top Gun came out the summer before my senior year. All of a sudden now everyone wanted to be a fighter pilot. Everybody thought I was the @#$%& when it was announced during baccalaureate that I had picked up a 4 year AF ROTC scholarship to an aviation school on the beach….they thought I was gonna live the Top Gun life. 4 years later I had my pilot’s slot and an aerospace engineering degree, and was about to be commissioned a lieutenant. Then the Cold War ended and the AF said they no longer needed us. Told us if we go in we’d get a @#$%& job flying a desk somewhere, but if we opted out we’d only owe like 15% of our scholarship money back to the government. Seemed like a deal so I took it. It was a mistake. Had I stayed in, yes I would’ve got a @#$%& job at first, but the AF would eventually realize they had a shortage of pilots in our officer year group. As a result I had buddies going through undergraduate pilot training as 30+ year old captains! Oh well you takes your chances.

Yeah, I came along at that same time. Quite a few of my friends in ROTC were informed just before graduation that they had the option (it was strongly hinted that it would not be optional if enough people didn't accept) to have their scholarships forgiven and their commissions canceled (I think they were technically classified as "inactive reserve" but nobody ever got called up), no harm no foul, have a nice life. I guess about half of them took the offer. They were all Army IIRC; I don't remember what the deal was with USAF/Navy.



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 06, 2022 03:39PM
.....was in volleyball camp.....and the shirtless volleyball scenes are not authentic.....guys are not that 'oiled up' and ripped [ they interviewed one actor who said they had so much body oil for that scene that they were all slippin' and slidin' ].....



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 06, 2022 04:17PM
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Will Collier
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Racer X
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sunfalcon
Have seen it twice on a standard screen and once on Cinemark XD. Awesome movie. Saw the original the day it came out in 1986. It was during high school and I have been in the Air National Guard ever since. Retiring next year. Love the new movie!

thanks for your service. did you find it reasonably accurate/plausible?
My dad was an observer at one of the Top Gun classes in maybe '83 or so.

I won't try to speak for sunfalcon, but I worked in the fighter community for about 20 years. The scenario is pure Hollywood; suffice to say neither the USN nor USAF would carry out a mission like that. But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).

my question was more about is the training component a reasonable scenario. Sorry for the miscommunication.

Dad never talked about any of the specifics of what he saw. It was a decade before I had my clearance, and that might be why. When I had my clearance, he was declining.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 06, 2022 07:42PM
But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).


This, all this.

When watching a movie, my first consideration is that it's a movie, likely fiction, and not a documentary.

So within the bubble of the movie, does the movie allow me to suspend my disbelief within that qualification.

Combining that with decent writing and acting, and I'm happy as a clam.

I expect Maverick to do this is spades, given all the chatter that I've filtered, avoiding spoilers as flak.

Among the many things I'm avoiding are the many, many YouTube videos that purport to be experts telling one 'how fake' the movie is.

I've watched Top Gun a bunch of times, more than I'll ever admit to (LOL) and have greatly increased my appreciation of Val Kilmer's role as Iceman.

I'll try and catch an IMAX viewing tomorrow or Wednesday.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 06, 2022 08:19PM
Tomorrow at a Dolby Cinema for me.



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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 07, 2022 09:37AM
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Racer X
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Will Collier
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Racer X
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sunfalcon
Have seen it twice on a standard screen and once on Cinemark XD. Awesome movie. Saw the original the day it came out in 1986. It was during high school and I have been in the Air National Guard ever since. Retiring next year. Love the new movie!

thanks for your service. did you find it reasonably accurate/plausible?
My dad was an observer at one of the Top Gun classes in maybe '83 or so.

I won't try to speak for sunfalcon, but I worked in the fighter community for about 20 years. The scenario is pure Hollywood; suffice to say neither the USN nor USAF would carry out a mission like that. But who cares, it's a movie and it's exciting to watch (even if the original did mean I had to go work with a lot of dudes who thought they got to act like Tom Cruise...).

my question was more about is the training component a reasonable scenario. Sorry for the miscommunication.

Dad never talked about any of the specifics of what he saw. It was a decade before I had my clearance, and that might be why. When I had my clearance, he was declining.

That I gotta pass on. I was involved with air-to-air training once upon a time, but not at the operational planning level.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick - what type of screen?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 07, 2022 07:10PM
Credits are rolling on the IMAX screen. Really enjoyable movie. Highly recommend.
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