The Rock: This old Michael Bay movie seems to have been given special treatment. It comes with an uncompressed linear PCM 5.1 English soundtrack with 5.1 Dolby Digital English/French/Spanish soundtracks withe English/French/Spanish subtitles. It's an all region disc. Picture quality was superb with a very high level of detail and rich, solid and saturated colours particularly noticeable on the black Humvee or yellow Ferrari during the car chase scene. During close ups of peoples faces you can really see all the pores and wrinkles and there were a couple of particularly impressive close ups of Ed Harris's face and his eyes in particular. I couldn't quite see the red veins in the whites of his eyes, lol. I wonder if they've been airbrushed out. This is pretty much like Mr Bay's other movies...with a rather gung ho and exaggerated depiction of American military power which we know the US doesn't really have. The background music and direction reminded me very strongly of Transformers (not surprising, of course) to the point where it might have been difficult to tell the two apart though The Rock is more sparing when it comes to those fast cut scenes. They seem to have been made to a particular Michael Bay "template". Despite good performances from all concerned, the actors can't really make this movie anything more than it is...a popcorn action flick. But if your a fan of this movie, it's never looked better.
Edited by TheBlackFlash, 30 June 2008 - 02:10 AM.