By Clint Morris
Now which one is ”Blue Streak” again? Is it the one where Martin Lawrence dresses up as the fat granny? Or is it the one where heâ€™s a security guard taking on Eric Roberts? No? Oh, I think Iâ€™ve got it, itâ€™s the one where his $3000 bursts all over him and heâ€™s swept off into the river!? Right?
Then which one is it? Itâ€™s hard to tell the bloody difference with a lot of his movies.
Oh, that one!
Oh yes, I remember. Vaguely. Heâ€™s a thief turned ex-con poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago, yep? And his partner is played by the less-famous of the Wilson brothers, right?
In all honesty, Lawrence has been in a lot worse things than this. This was actually entertaining. Yes, youâ€™ll forget about it ten minutes after the end credits roll â€“ maybe even earlier â€“ but you definitely wonâ€™t feel the need to depress your finger upon the STOP (or, is usually the case with me, the FAST-FORWARD button) button.
Itâ€™s a bit like a diet-â€œBeverly Hills Copâ€ only, er, Eddie Murphy was actually a cop in that one (not to mention a legitimately funny one). In fact, the template couldâ€™ve easily have been tweaked to fit a new â€œCopâ€ sequel â€“ and Peter Greene couldâ€™ve stayed on to play the villainâ€¦ heâ€™s so good at being bad that guy (Youâ€™ll remember him from â€œUnder Siege 2â€ and â€œPulp Fictionâ€ â€“ he was the staple action-movie bad guy there for a while).
Lawrenceâ€™s best film still remains â€œBad Boysâ€ (some may say â€œBad Boys IIâ€ but I think thatâ€™s a bloated bore!) but this might come second â€“ not a close second, but still, second.
Blu-Ray Details and Extras
The film is presented in a 1.85:1 AVC HD and besides a bit of grain â€“ everythingâ€™s more noticeable on Blu-Ray â€“ itâ€™s a pretty good transfer. The blacks, the flesh colours and detail in general is on target.
Audio-wise, weâ€™re presented with a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. It sounds great too. The shoot-outs and hip-hop songs really burst through your speakers!
Extras-wise you get the same supplementary materials that are available on the DVD â€“ a couple of so-so featurettes on the film, the trailer and a few music videos. Nothing special.