Reblogged: Aziz Ansari is Angry at IMAX

· Joanthan Poritsky

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Funnyman Aziz Ansari, currently gaining some traction through his role as Tom Haverford on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, went on a little bit of a rampage yesterday about IMAX technology after seeing Star Trek on a sub-par screen that was billed as The IMAX Experience. His language is a bit colorful on the matter, but you should [definitely check it out over at his site, Aziz is Bored]( this-warning-amc-theaters-are).

The short of it is that we are in the very early years of IMAX as a feature length distribution method, and there are bound to be some hiccups along the way. Once the centerpiece of many a science museum, the massive screens and 65mm projectors have since been adapted for longer spools of film and thus year-round mainstream use. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some faltering along the way. Worse, I know for a fact that most viewers won’t care either way.

I plan to do some research on the subject shortly, but in the meantime you can check out Aziz’s [update ]( vs-imax-round-2-imax-ceo-responds-and-so-do-i)on his blog in which he challenges the CEO of IMAX, Richard Gelfond, to a debate. I do hope that happens, as we at the candler blog believe that distribution methods should be discussed openly. For a list of IMAX theaters and specific details near you, check out this list over at Large Format Examiner.