Disaster Movie Blu-ray Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 5.0
Video 8.8
Audio 8.8
Special Features 7.0
Total 5.1
Distributor: Icon
Running Time: 92 minutes
Reviewer:
James Wright
Classification: M15+

5.1


Disaster Movie

Sometimes when a movie is bad, it's a good thing and Disaster Movie is no exception to the rule, especially when the people behind Date Movie and Epic Movie are behind this current instalment. The plots are bad, the connections between other movies are tentative at best, however it's all about having fun and taking out the Mickey out of "serious" disaster movies which is where this comedy fits into the grand scheme of the universe. Ironically, Disaster Movie should have been called Blockbuster Disasters and it should strongly be noted that this movie is intended for Generation Y!

Co-written and co-directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, also responsible for that hideously bad Meet the Spartans movie, Disaster Movie someone managed to redeem itself that linked together a variety of movies that included 10,000 B.C, Cloverfield, Wanted, Hancock, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Dark Knight, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Iron Man and a variety of other movies with some absurd references. The main theme of the movie however revolves around Cloverfield as a group of attractive teenagers are working their way through a museum in order to save their friend as the city around them goes to hell. Interestingly enough, the plots don't really meld, however the stupidity of the film is endearing, especially some of the celebrity impersonations like Jessica Simpson and the equally hilarious Amy Winehouse.

The movie also stars Matt Lanter as the star billing, including a variety of other B to C-grade stars, except for Carmen Electra who really knows how to ham it up for the camera and of course use that impressive body of hers. The other actors feel confused and at times in a dreamlike state such as Gary 'G-Thang' Johnson and Vanessa Minnillo, however it's so embarrassing that it's actually funny and although not all the parodies work, the ones that did had me in stitches. 

The video quality of Disaster Movie is exceptional on Blu-ray that is presented in 1080p with impressive picture quality, sharp images, vibrant colours and deep black levels. There are some moments of washed out colours and grain, however this is quite rare and I must admit that this is one of the better transfers to Blu-ray. The audio quality is pure Blu-ray and really makes use of the surround sound, especially the bass levels. The High School Musical scene is a pure treat to listen, it's a shame that the movie is comedically bad.

When it comes to extras, the Blu-ray contains a variety of bonuses such as the hilarious I'm F@#cking Matt Damon sing-a-long and the entertaining Who's spoofing who? The special features are a bit of a hit, however if you keep digging, you'll find a few gems.

In conclusion, Disaster Movie is actually a disaster, however some of the parodies are actually quite entertaining. It's definitely not an Oscar winning movie and probably deserves a few awards for being so bad, however if you were a fan of movies such as Scary Movie, Date Movie or Epic Movie, than this is definitely your cup of tea. However for the majority of mainstream viewers, you may want to pick carefully because this is really bad!

Special Features:

G-Thang's Tour
Girl Fight
High School Musical sing-a-long
This is how we do it
I'm dating Matt Damon sing-a-long
I'm F@#cking Matt Damon sing-a-long
Sitting down with a stand-up
Straight from the ladies
Who's spoofing who? 






 
 



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