August 12, 2012
May 2, 2011
This is a fun one. I remember being sceptical about it starring Will Smith Jr. (haha), as I’d only seen him in “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (avoid!) and felt like slapping him throughout. Very annoying character…which means he did a good job, but still. There was also the kung fu/karate dilemma. But I’m also a big fan of Jackie Chan, so that helped a lot.
I must say that the film is good and captures the spirit of the originals. This streamlined version is appreciated and well done. I only noticed one technical flaw (a flash frame just after the part where the lady is dancing with the cobra), so overall, extremely well done. The video quality is top notch, audio is consistent, and the menus are nice.
I’ll give this a 9 overall, as it’s such a solid effort all around.