TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - April 18, 2018
Thanks to directors like Christopher Nolan and studios like Marvel, IMAX is becoming more than just a way to spend an extra five dollars to see a movie. Filmmakers are actually shooting substantial portions of their films with IMAX cameras, to give the people willing to shell out the extra money a little more bang for their bucks.
Avengers: Infinity War is the latest Marvel Studios film to use this technique, but they took it a step further. The Russo Brothers shot the entire film with IMAX cameras, so seeing it in an IMAX theater means you'll be seeing an entirely different film. That's thanks to aspect ratios and other complicated things that this video can explain for you better than I can.
I'm honestly kind of amazed that we're little more than a week away from this flick being released, and we still have no idea what's going to happen. The leaks have been sealed up tight over at Disney, and this is the latest massive film—following The Last Jedi—to arrive in theaters without most of the major story beats or surprises having been revealed. Let's hope it was worth the effort. Avengers: Infinity War opens a week from tomorrow night.