(2016/Samuel Goldwyn/Sony Blu-ray)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C
the animation is at times interesting, the new adult cartoon Nerdland
(2016) is a complete bore story and character-wise. Featuring the
voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Ostwald as John and Elliot - two
numbskull best friends who live in L.A. with big dreams. Trying to
impress girls that they like (drawing heavy story comparisons to
they decide on their 30th birthdays to chase fame and end up hitting
it rich... and becoming witnesses to a famous crime in the process!
Of course along the way, they met some new friends, from big breasted
women to nerds, the cast of characters remains large and unusual.
this doesn't save the fact that the project is more weird than
satirical, trying to cash in on themes of nerd-culture and being a
somebody in Hollywood, coming across like a badly written Kevin Smith
film that fell asleep, watching a Richard Linklater (Waking
film and decided to lazily throw together the two.
also features the voice talent of Hannibal Buress, Mike Judge, Riki
Lindhome, and Christopher McCulloch to name a few.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1,
the animated feature is done justice on Blu-ray disc with a DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track that too is fine, and more than
suitable for what the film is trying to get across. Sometimes the
animation is impressive and at other times a bit on the crude side.
No digital copy.
in all, I wasn't too impressed with Nerdland
and felt that it was more of the same, with characters and a
forgettable script that don't fit in the animated world to which it