This weekend, audiences will be treated to the second chapter in what is projected to be a five-film Fantastic Beasts series. We’ve already seen a whole lot of footage from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but when you have a film this size, you know the studio will be releasing an IMAX featurette where they’ll sing the praises of the format and push our need to see it on an even bigger screen than we usually do.
Sadly, unlike Avengers: Infinity War, which was shot completely in IMAX, this film was merely digitally re-mastered for the format, so don’t expect that super-tall aspect ratio we saw there. Though, to be honest, as much as I love the immersive experience of IMAX, I’ll admit the film bias in me prefers wider screens to taller ones — but that’s just me.
Here’s what some of the talent from the film have to say about seeing the film on IMAX.
“When you watch an event movie, you want to see it on the best screen you can.” – Director David Yates
“You want to be taken to another place and IMAX takes you there like no other format.” – Producer David Hayman
“It’s somewhat out of body. It’s like you’re in the Wizarding World. I like the scale and the experience of watching everything on the massive screen.” – Actor Jude Law
But is this enough to convince general audiences to see the film in the format? We’ll have to wait and see, but it goes without saying there are plenty of fans out there willing to go to ridiculous lengths for the optimal viewing experience.
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