For movie lovers (like me), it is important to enjoy the great theatrical experience in the cinema i.e. the ambiance that you can never be able to mimic at home (regardless of how good or expensive your home theatre system is). You might think that 3D movie is the best experience that you can enjoy in the cinema, but hang on there, wait till you experience the movie in IMAX (better still, 3D in IMAX).
After watching a few blockbuster movies in IMAX, like Kungfu Panda 2, The Adventures Of Tintin and MI:4, I started to get addicted to the IMAX version (3D or non-3D). Of course, you need to pay a premium for the tickets but it is worth it (in Singapore, it costs SGD19 [Monday to Thursday] or SGD22 [Friday to Sunday] a ticket to watch a 3D IMAX show. By the way, there is only one IMAX theatre in Singapore, which is Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX).
Without detailing any technicality, basically IMAX theatre enable you to enjoy sharper picture quality, crystal clear sound effect, bigger/wider screen and greater 3D effect. All in all, you will get a whole new cinematic experience with IMAX as the greens will be greener, the blood will be redder and...ok, I guess you would need to experience it yourself to truly enjoy it.
Just for the record, following are the forthcoming big budget blockbuster movies to be released in 3D IMAX around the world:
2. Wrath Of The Titans (Mar 2012)
3. The Lorax (Mar 2012)
4. Men In Black 3 (May 2012)
5. Batman - The Dark night Rises (Jul 2012)
6. The Amazing Spider-man (Jul 2012)
7. The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (Dec 2012)
And many more coming your way....
It seems like IMAX is here to stay (for good reason) and I really can't think of any forthcoming technology that can better it in the near future. Thus, get ready to be IMAX-ed!