A lot of work has been done on the film Blade Runner 2049. The creative team has made sure that the visuals are working very well for the film. They have also pulled out all the stops for the audio of the film. As a matter of fact, they have put together a soundtrack that may be too powerful for most theaters. There have been complaints about the sound mix in theaters being very loud and causing rattling throughout speakers. This rattling of course takes away from the overall immersion experience. While some people may say that the movie is too loud, the theater I saw Blade Runner 2049 in was not that loud.
The fact of the matter is that a lot of movie theaters have older sound systems. Therefore, when soundtracks get a little bit intense, then there is going to be rattling. A lot of maintenance needs to be done on a regular basis in order to make sure that the system is in top form. These days, a lot of focus is being put towards the premium formats. People that want to get the best experience should go to the premium formats with newly installed and carefully maintained speakers to get the full immersion without any interference.
Hopefully, there won’t be any adjustments made to the sound mix because the rattling is more of an issue with the equipment than the mix itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if the sound mix sounds better on my home theater setup than in the theater. The theater I saw Blade Runner 2049 in also had a soft image. There were scenes where I couldn’t make out that much detail compared to that same scene in a trailer on my 720p smartphone. Theater images are supposed to be at least 2k. It was an interesting experience seeing this movie in theaters and the story was good. The overall scope was much greater than the predecessor.