It's disappointing to hear about Superman Returns in HD. I was kind of looking forward to it. Even if the film was boring, like some people complained, I thought it could at least be a showcase for my system, being shot digitally and all. Rats.
That's exactly why it looks so bad. It was shot on a 1920x1080 HD camera. That may sound wiz-bang, but if you compare that to film...35mm film has about six times the resolution of HD. Far, far better contrast, and superior color depth.
HD is nice, but you can't expect it to compete with something originally shot on film.
Don't even get me started comparing 35mm to IMAX.
"A nation cannot prosper long, when it favors only the prosperous." -President Barack Obama