More showy colors -- orange jumpsuits, blue astronaut outfits -- deliver pleasing saturation and punch. The more you watch, the more you get the sense that this isn't a Disney movie of the or the classic caliber. The whole team almost dies when their spacecraft gets hit and starts to freefall to the Mars surface. A lot of comic clumsiness that results in injuries: A man gets hit in the head with a toy and suffers a skull fracture. This is Eddie Brock, the hard-nosed investigative reporter turned alien entity powered anti-hero - not Eddie Brock, the Spider-man-hating psychopath with. He passes gas in his space suit and it gets transmitted to his fellow astronaut.
Dialogue is a bit shallow as a general rule but is consistently perched in the front-center without too many instances when it's too terribly hard to hear. Fred careens out of control and hits a man in a wheelchair. . He loses a prized medallion in the space toilet and goes after it. His character engages in accidental slapstick throughout, inadvertently beating up characters, dropping a key item in the spaceship's toilet, even passing gas at an inopportune moment yes, this is a movie that prominently features the first fart on Mars.
Fred and Bill almost die when they run out of oxygen. Details are very good but not quite great. Rocketman is a fun little movie without much replay value. Disney's Blu-ray, exclusive to its online movie club, delivers decent video and audio presentations. Black levels are fairly constant on the strong end of the spectrum.
Randall, who, despite his conceptual smarts, can't quite hack it as an astronaut because of his clumsiness. Parents need to know that Fred and a number of other characters do pratfalls that look fun, but could be dangerous if kids attempt them, like running into someone who's injured, breaking a window, etc. Turns out that specialist was wrong, and he's injured in the process of Fred proving his own work right. But as bad luck and poor timing would have it, that's exactly what happens. There is also some toilet humor. But he is partially responsible for developing the technology that allows the Space Administration to put together the first manned flight to Mars.
And it's not the kind of movie you keep around for years to come. Blast off for outrageously funny space travel in this screwball comedy that spins wildly out of control all the way to Mars! Comm chatter is garbled and forced to contend with the chaotic din of surrounding elements, which might be realistic but makes immersion into the scene more difficult. Actually, the people who work with him would probably call him downright obnoxious. Dialogue is not always well prioritized, such as during an early training sequence for a mission to Mars. Surrounds occasionally carry details of prominence, such as cracking thunder that filters through the rears with good stretch and stage immersion, heavy Martian winds near film's end, and some prolific echoes that float through the entire stage when Fred plays in the isolation chamber. The movie also contains some perilous scenes where the main characters nearly die in a space accident, making this movie a better fit for kids 7 and up. Now Fred and his crew are on their way to Mars with nothing but headaches to deal with.
Instead, it's tinged with the immaturity of and the toilet humor of -- but it's not as good as either of those. Disney has impressed with its online exclusive movie club titles, and while Rocketman's 1080p Blu-ray presentation doesn't rank amongst the top-tier, it's certainly a passable image. Seeing the RocketMan - film 1997 transformation was downright awesome. I love that he's not obsessively fixated on Peter Parker like his original version. The premise should give you the first hint that this film is totally absurd.
After that it's t-minus a reality check as Fred blasts off with the rest of the space shuttle crew: a cocky, no-nonsense commander, a sexy mission specialist, and a mischievous space chimp named Ulysses. It's all entirely goofy but it's also charming, even a stretch partway through when Fred is accidentally left to his own devices on the ship for months on end while his fellow crew members sleep in a sequence that seems like a precursor to the much more recent movie. An unlikely hero, a burgeoning romance, a lot of free spirit, plenty of silliness, and more than a little bit of luck all play a part in bringing man to Mars and making sure the Red Planet is never the same again. A few artifacts appear here and there -- mild examples of aliasing and jaggies, mostly -- but essential image stability is just fine. As a reward for his brilliance and contributions, the Space Administration allows Fred Randall to be part of the team that will make the first manned flight to the red planet. The movie's color palette sometimes pushes very red, leaving characters appearing sunburned. After that it's t-minus a reality check as Fred blasts off with the rest of the space shuttle crew: a cocky, no-nonsense commander, a sexy mission specialist, and a mischievous space chimp named Ulysses.
The image pushes mildly soft-edged at times, but basic facial textures, clothes, and environments -- such as densely packed instrument clusters on the shuttle -- are nicely rendered. Despite some high end names in key roles -- William Sadler, Beau Bridges -- the movie obviously belongs to Harland Williams who plays Fred Randall with a silly conviction, nailing the character's quirky personality that's a dominant trait, even beyond his seemingly limitless genius and unusual physical endurance. Ulysees the chimp bites Fred and Fred waves him around, knocking him into things. Randall is a man who has dreamed about space travel for as long as he can remember. The image retains its inherent grain structure. What's unfortunate is that it isn't absurd in the good, clean way that the original Nutty Professor was. Music remains decently clear with good, mostly front end, engagement.
For more about Rocketman and the Rocketman Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on August 14, 2018 where this Blu-ray release scored 2. Bill gets trapped under a space vehicle. Director Stuart Gillard's Rocketman is a zany live action Disney Comedy in the tradition of the studio's quasi-classic features like and. He still dreams big, and he's playing a big part in the next chapter of space exploration. He's just taking up space.
Though he's a wiz with computers, accident-prone astro-nut Fred Randall comedian Harland Williams, Dumb And Dumber is the last guy on Earth you'd want on the first manned mission to Mars. But Fred is unable to curb the things that make him obnoxious and his tendency to drive everyone else crazy almost puts the mission in jeopardy. Randall is a brilliant engineer, but he also has his quirky side to him as well. Having eaten all the food on the ship, Fred serves his fellow astronauts microwaved toothpaste and hemorrhoid cream. It's funny, sure -- and your 8-year-old will likely love it. Be sure to stay tuned to the very end for a funny little post-credits clip. Rocketman 1997 Rocketman Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release Though he's a wiz with computers, accident-prone astro-nut Fred Randall Harland Williams is the last guy on Earth you'd want on the first manned mission to Mars.