Fool's Gold Blu-ray Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.0
Video 9.0
Audio 8.7
Total 8.2
Distributor: Warner Bros
Classification: M15+
Reviewer:
James Wright

8.2


Fool's Gold

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 Finnegan.

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.

To 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.

In 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!






 
 



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