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 "G-Force 3D" (Blu-ray 3D) - Reviewed by Adrian Wittenberg

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Synopsis

Saberling Industries is the most popular electronics brand worldwide but they are planning something nefarious with all of their machines.  A team of three guinea pigs and a mole are a group of highly skilled rodent agents that make up a special task force created by Ben (Zach Galfianakis), a FBI Scientist.  This team, called G-Force was sent in to Saberling's headquarters on a reconnaissance mission to learn more about Saberling's plans.  When the FBI learns that Ben's rodents almost jeopardized their three year investigation into Saberling, they attempt to confiscate the rodent team.  G-Force manages to escape but only to land themselves in the prison of a nearby pet shop where they meet some other rodents.  All of the rodents manage to escape the pet shop in one way or another and get back to their mission of stopping Saberling from completing their clandestine plan.

Specifications

  • Disney
  • 2011, Color, Rated PG, 1 Hr 28 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Codec: MPEG4-MVC
  • 1080p
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jack Galifianakis, Tracy Morgan, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi
  • Directed by Hoyt Yeatman
Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

G-Force is easily one of the best movies at taking a miniature creature such as a guinea pig and creating a whole world and storyline around it.  I am a fan of Zack Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan, and their voice acting and chemistry on this film is as Tracy Morgan would say "Hilarious".  This is a perfect movie to watch with the family as both the story and the visuals are great entertainment.  The 3D effects in this film are really effective for this kind of mini character spy adventure and every scene is filled with convincing depth such as the opening scene where Zack Galifiianakis' character pulls up a 3D layout of Saberling and there are several layers of depth present.  There are also a few flashy 3D scenes such as the airborne fruit fly sequences and the fireworks sequence that deliver some very nice 3D effects.

Technical

G-Force utilizes really amazing techniques at blending the CGI into the live action filming.  The effect is nearly seamless and is quite impressive as many times the animated rodents look extremely life like.  The colors in this film are mostly natural with warmer skin tones and a little bit of extra saturation at times to help blend the CGI with live film.  Black levels are excellent and the film has great contrast because of it.  Detail is superb in this film down to the finest hair of the guinea pigs.  The DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 track is very good and uses appropriate effects to bring the story alive.  There are some huge LFE scenes such as the finale scene with the robot and there is plenty of bass to go along with the street beat type of soundtrack.

Extras

The extras included have the same light hearted feel of the movie and are fun to watch to learn a little bit more about what went into the production of the film.