Ralph Breaks the Internet Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
  • Disc Format: NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Rated: 
     Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Release Date: February 26, 2019
  • Run Time: 112 minutes

        Wreck it Ralph was a unique concept, but I wasn’t all that impressed with the film itself. While it had a colorful design and a helpful message for younger audience members, it didn’t have enough originality or cleverness to keep my mind occupied for the entire running time. Not only is Ralph Breaks the Internet a better film in nearly every regard other than the title, but I actually found myself appreciating it more with additional analysis. In short, Ralph Breaks the Internet may be filled with shameless Disney self-promotion and is clearly another cash-grabbing sequel, but it also happens to be a pretty great film.

Iceman: The Time Traveler Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Simon Yam
  • Director: Raymond Yip
  • Disc Format: Dolby, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Cantonese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Cantonese (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: 
     Not Rated
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • Release Date: February 19, 2019
  • Run Time: 88 minutes

        What do you do when you make a film that ends with a cliffhanger, but absolutely nobody has any interest in seeing the resolution in a sequel because of how awful the original was? If you are the producers of Iceman, the 2014 martial arts action film starring Donnie Yen, you push forward with a sloppy sequel that makes the first look like a masterpiece in comparison. Even if you can get past the ridiculously bad CGI effects used throughout the film, the characters are silly and 2-dimensional, built for action scenes and dumb comedic relief rather than any true character development. Between Iceman and The Monkey King, 2014 was an awful year for Donnie Yen, and Iceman: The Time Traveler somehow surpasses both of those films as his worst.