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.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.