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Review: Are We There Yet? (Mill Creek Entertainment)

Are We Where Yet?
Are We There Yet
2.5 stars

Starring: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr, Tracy Morgan, Aleisha Allen

Directed: Brian Levant

Release Date: January 12, 2016

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Mill Creek Entertainment

Synopsis
When Nick (Ice Cube, Barbershop) falls for single mother Suzanne (Nia Long, Big Momma’s House), he initially doesn’t have to worry about what her kids think of him because she just wants to be friends. Undeterred by this statement – or his buddies, who dog him for loitering in the stalking-friend zone – Nick keeps hanging around. So when Suzanne finds herself in a jam and needs someone to escort her kids to meet her in Vancouver for New Year’s Eve, Nick gladly opens the door of opportunity. It could be the best way to win her heart… or the biggest mistake of his life. With more than one destination on his mind, Nick embarks on a road trip he’ll never forget – and neither will you!
Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
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Subtitles: 

Sound Quality is good but not great. No distortions but we are giving a Digital 2.0 so all the sound is up front meaning no surround sound. That’s the Downfall for the Sound but it still does sound good.

Rating: 3 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is pretty good. Sharp, popping colors and black levels seem to look good as well but could use a bit more work for that 100%

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: January 21, 2005 (USA)
Disc release Date: January 12, 2016 (USA)
Extras
  • None
My Thoughts

Are We There Yet? is a Family Comedy starring Ice Cube playing a guy who hates kids but learns to love the ones he is watching for his New only in the Friend Zone Girlfriend. Now the film is over the top and to the point it hurts the film but one of the most over the top scenes I did find my self Laughing, which is the whole deer fight scene.

The story is minimal, the comedy isn’t much, and at one point I did get annoyed by the two kid. Acting wise the kids did good but also at the same time portions of it seemed fake. The film may not be for everyone and I understand its more playable for kids with the more silly and over the top actions. For me the movie was just OK, It has its drama, and heart that make you feel for the situation at the end but it just needs more of it. Ice Cube Does a good job keeping the film going which most of it hangs on his back.

Overall I did find myself watching and not getting bored but at that same time I did nitpick it during unrealistic situations that were played out as it is heavy with the slapstick. Personally I would like to hear what the age group that this film plays for say about the film. The film had its downs but it also has some ups. Take away some of the animated stuff like the talking bobble-head, the whole explosion of the SUV with the kids and cube jumping out of the way like an action scene atone down the kids a tad, and extend the ended and the film would be better for me.

With that said I give this film a 2.5 out of 5. Not a bad rating and I have to say for a new released Blu-Ray at this price with that Picture quality is a pretty good deal. I Say if you’re a Family movie viewer check it out. Better than other over the top family films.

 

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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2.5 stars
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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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