Step Brothers Blu-ray Review

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    1. The News Bot

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      Reviewed by Imran Butt, 2nd February 2009
      Step Brothers pits Will Ferrell and John C Reilly against each other in a tale of comically bitter sibling rivalry. Adam McKay directs a fast flowing cohesive comedy that in short relies on low levels of vulgarity t o hit it off. Some may argue it’s the low level brainless humour that makes the movie all the more entertaining. I'm not going to argue either way as there’s no doubting that these two comics have hit top form once again.

      Observers of Will Ferrell’s career may have noticed a recent slide in the quality of his output but fans and non-fans alike will applaud a true return to form. John C Reilly is simply on fire and the pair of them together really have come up trumps in a way I wasn’t expecting nor have seen from them in a long time. If only all there stuff was as consistent. Having been inclusive in the writing of the film itself both actors are performing well within there comfort zones here. It’s that if not anything as to why this film just so hits the mark.

      The UK release of the film comes as a single disc ‘Extended Version’. You will though get two versions of the film for the price of one; the 98-minute theatrical Version and a 105-minute unrated extended version. There’s nothing much between the two and you may as well watch the longer version to get all the goofs in there raw intended glory.

      Video quality is more than acceptable and it's accompanied by a lossless Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. In all, both elements of video and audio will provide you the viewer with a satisfactory if not spectacular experience. The pick of the extras is the audio commentary and it is often as hilarious as the film.

      As a movie the two funny men have donemore than enough for you to want to watch it and get a chance to see them operate at their very best. Sony Pictures have also not let you down should you wish to be investing in this disc. The only question that remains is that is it your kind of humour and will it make you laugh? Personally, I reckon you’ll laugh either way.


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      Funny as hell - watched a couple of times now.
       
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      :rotfl: This film was funny indeed, (*spoiler*)
      the sleep walking scene :D were they throw the dad down stairs..
      i was in tears:rotfl:
       
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      Could they be the modern day Wilder/Pryor? (before I get flamed, that's assuming that most things from yesteryear can't be breaten :D)
       
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      you will never replace the classic comedians, Wilder, pryor etc :)
       
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      Hence my bracketed comment - but I think you see what I was getting at :)
       

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