SPOILERS AT VERY BOTTOM.
BLUF: I don’t recommend the movie based on both the movie script and quality of the Blu-Ray.
Screen: 120inch projector screen w/ Priper projector materials (ie not a wall)
Visual: Epson 4000 Projector (Bright Cinema, Sharpness Enhance 5)
Glasses: Epson 3D glasses
Audio Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-85
Speakers: Klipsch Reference Premier Series Speakers (2x RP-280F, 1x RP-450C, 4x RP-250S, 4x RP-150S, 1x 10inch Klipsch, 1x 12 inch Klipsch Sub)
Room: 16x20 with audio dampening
Pros: The Rock is a great actor for this sort of movie and it seemed customized for him
Neve Campbell was also great
Audio quality not great, the things that should go boom sound flat in this film and the audio mix artists had trouble deciding at which volume certain materials should be at (I.e things burning en masse should roar but were quiet and sometimes when things like glass broke they forgot to include audio for that glass hitting the ground.
The movie takes place in Hong Kong and is not believable in the slightest, so immediately the suspension of disbelief is gone. It’s very made-for-Chinese audiences and it shows. It’s unfortunate because it is so heavy handed.
The movie is very physically dark (I know - it’s at night - but it was terribly shot even in interior scenes.)
The other main problem is the Plot. Without giving too much detail, the story’s main conflict is very unclear until the end of the second act which is far too late in my opinion. They give you so much information and back story on the Rock’s character and his life but you really don’t ever care about them. Finally his wife is supposed to not be tech savvy, but she’s in my generation and a doctor AND a former military memeber, AND a martial artist. There’s NO WAY IN HECK she finds restarting a phone to be difficult.
The Rock is awesome be he can’t save this boring, bland, dark film. Maybe Redbox it...