This fun and light hearted action adventure with a touch of romantic
comedy is set in the Bahamas with does the Blu-Ray format justice
with exceptionally vibrant colours and sharp picture quality.
Even though Fool's Gold didn't do too well at the box office, it's
still an entertaining flick that showcases some great dynamics
between Matthew McConaughey as Ben "Finn" Finnegan the surfer bum
treasure hunter and the slightly more serious Kate Hudson as Tess
The story revolves around an almost broke treasure hunter whose luck
is about to change when he discovers the whereabouts of the
Conquistador gold of the Aurelia, a ship that sunk on the way to
Spain which contained ancient South American gold.
Unfortunately for Finn, he has used a local gangster boss known as
Bigg Bunny to finance his operation and when Finn fails to deliver
the treasure, it's time to pay the debt he owes Bigg Bunny and
that's either with his life or finding the treasure.
Eventually he finds a clue and decides to tell his ex-wife Tess who
is played by the beautiful and talented Kate Hudson whom reluctantly
agrees to accompany Finn on this quest for gold. With the proof that
the Aurelia exists, Tess helps Finn find this new expedition with
the assistance of millionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland)
and his almost Paris Hilton-esq daughter Gemma (Alexis Dziema) who
really add a spanner into the works.
compound the situation for our luckless hero, Moe Fitch (Ray
Winstone), Finn's old mentor is also hunting the gold and will stop
at nothing to claim the prize. The action scenes in Fool's Gold are
quite hilarious and entertaining at times that really gives this
movie a sense of the old serials with over the top acting and over
the top storylines.
Match that with romance and the great relationship between
McConaughey and Hudson and it's definite that the two thoroughly
enjoyed making this movie which comes across on the movie.
Video wise, the quality is outstanding at 1080p with deep black
levels and amazing colour palettes that almost makes it appear that
you are in the Caribbean. Match that with a great Dolby Digital
soundtrack and it's almost as if you are at the cinemas which goes
hand-in-hand with the movie and video quality.
conclusion, this is definitely one for the action romance buff and
even though it may have bombed at the box office, it's still an
entertaining ride from start to finish that has been harshly
criticized. Check it out for yourself!