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Taking 5 (2007/Sony Wonder DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Main Program: D



The new wave of boring tween boy bands with next to no talent is sadly upon us (New Kids On The Block are even back!) and in Andrew Waller’s remarkably awful Taking 5 (2007) has one such pseudo band (supposedly a real one, but we’ll see if we ever hear from them again) kidnapped by a pair of female fans who need them so bad they kidnap them.  Sadly, this did not end the trend.


The idea has comedy potential, but this train wreck buys the idea that having such a band is a good idea and that shallow success is normal.  Instead, it is as plastic and processed as the world it portrays and after any five minutes a viewer takes in of this disaster and you too will be puzzled as to the point.  There is none!


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 x 1 image is lame, with dull color and softness that makes watching this mess worse.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is very weak and lame, like the music and script itself, has no character.  Extras include an alternate opening sequence, obligatory Music Video, two featurettes and an interview piece.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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