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Disaster Movie – Cataclysmic Edition Unrated (Lionsgate Blu-ray + DVD-Video)


Picture: B/B-     Sound: B/B-     Extras: C     Film: D



Never has a film been so aptly named.  Disaster Movie is undoubtedly one of the worst major motion picture films this reviewer has ever experienced.  The film from beginning to end seemed to be suggesting it was making a serious Hollywood comedy, but all I could think was this can’t be real.  Just like Epic Movie, Date Movie, Meet the Spartans, and the recent Superhero Movie; this film was disgustingly bad.  No, it was not disgusting as in a ‘gross-out flick,’ but rather it was so bad that it could in fact induce vomiting.  Also after viewing this film it is curious as how the studio could even make Superhero Movie, because this film features idiotic versions of Hellboy, Iron Man, The Hulk, Batman, and even Hancock.  These films can’t still be making money can they?  Are people still going to the theater and seeing this dribble?  Well if you are STOP and if you haven’t seen these films, stay far, far away from them on home video.  It is amazing that even B-listers like Kim Kardashian and Carmen Electra would even lend their name and limited abilities to these films; I thought they had a little common sense.  I guess I was wrong.


The film has little to no storyline.  I guess it can be best summed up as a bunch of moronic, nonsensical friends (or acquaintances) are trying to make it across a city on the brink of disaster.  Along the way the team meets a number of interesting characters that were taken right from the big screen of 2007/2008’s major motion pictures with no true rhyme or reason.  Even a crushed to death Hannah Montana makes an appearance.  All in all Disaster Movie is a horrible film with no premise.


The technical features on this disaster of a movie are much better than the actual film.  The picture on the Blu-ray is presented in a widescreen 1080p High Definition.  The film features a crisp image with solid black, but has the occasional color and contrast issues.  The sound on the Blu-ray is presented in a English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio (MA) lossless mix that uses the soundstage surprisingly well with ever ‘boom’ and fart noise coming across wonderfully clear with nice directionality.


The DVD is presented in a 1.78 X 1 Widescreen with 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Audio as well an optional 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio.  The picture and sound, as compared to the Blu-ray, are quite a downgrade but not bad.  The colors are adequate and sound projects nicely, but neither is as encompassing as the Blu-ray’s features.


The extras featured on both the DVD and Blu-ray include Bonus View Picture-in-Picture Cast and Crew Commentary, “Girl Fight,” “High School Musical” Sing-Along, “I’m F-ing Matt Damon” Sing-Along, “Sitting Down with a Standup,” “G-Thangs Tour,” Straight From the Ladies, Who’s Spoofing Who? Featurette, “This is How We Do It.”  MoLog is an additional feature that is probably the only one worth mentioning on the set that allows the viewer to insert and animate objects right into the film.  I would rather just hit the delete key.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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