Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas is another stunning IMAX documentary that plays thin for the narrative starved. That’s not a bad thing, as these kinds of movies are used as reference quality material for 4K systems. It was the same when DVD and Blu-ray first started. This time, it’s an inspiring trip alongside the USS Ronald Reagan as they begin their training routine. Fighters fly off the deck and everyone gets their Kenny Loggins on. However, I couldn’t keep that interested.
Thankfully, the film looked cool and only lasted 43 minutes. The film wastes a lot of time on easily researched history. However, the real areas of interest are about how tech heavy the ship runs. It can auto-detect what weapon to use on an enemy, while also Daredevil style radar detecting any animals near the Carrier. The Dolby Atmos track kicks up pretty hot, as the jets landing really punch in across the back and cross channels. Outside of that, there isn’t a ton of show-off audio design.
That being said, the real winner is the transfer. I was able to count the screws in a console on the ship. Stellar work all around and worth a pick-up for military history fans.
Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Seas is now available!