Just an open question. I've listened to a lot of the recent blockbuster films, and most of them haven't been the knockouts I'd expect them to be in the sound department. At first I thought it was purely a volume problem. There is a bit of truth to this in that I brought out my SPL meter and have found most discs to be quieter on average and in the peaks. But then there is the engineering side, where the newer discs just don't seem to be using the full capabilities of surround sound to immerse you. Just compare the recent "major" films to soundtracks like Blade II and Gladiator. They really can't hold a candle to these two. Even some of the older Bond films use the rear channels more impressively than the newer films IMO. Anyone else get this impression as well?