2:22 Blu-ray Review
New York City air traffic controller Dylan Branson (MICHIEL HUISMAN) is a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22pm, a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds. Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time every day. As he’s drawn into a complex relationship with Sarah (TERESA PALMER), Dylan must break the power of the past, and take control of time itself.
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Run time: 99 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD50
‘2:22’ centers on Dylan (Michiel Huisman) an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes. Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22 PM, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah (Teresa Palmer), with whom he feels inexplicably linked: Dylan had prepared to be a pilot like his father but altered his career out of a fear of flying, and Sarah had prepared to be a dancer but fell victim to a broken knee, altering her decision to stay in the arts but as an art gallerist Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming (a possible reenactment of a 30 year old murder scene in Grand Central Station), Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.
Movie Content: 8/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. I found that the film’s overall very dark environments looked great since proper lighting was used. My only small complaint was the issue with some shadow details not looking up to par like I would of expected. Colors are very bold and vibrant as they pop off the screen in many scenes throughout the film. Blacks are also very deep. Fleshtones also have excellent details with proper lighting that gives faces a more natural look.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. The soundfield is quite active in this film as the rears take full blown advantage of the chaos taking place throughout the film. I felt like the atmosphere works well with the high def audio presenting a presentation where the jumps and scares are that much more. Any sound that you can think of in ‘2:22’ comes through so vibrant and loud that there were a few times I thought my house was going to blow away. Fidelity is fantastic, presenting dialogue, effects and score cleanly, clearly and extremely well prioritized. The dialogue mix is also well balanced with the soundfield which I am happy to report.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- Time with the Story and the Characters [HD]
- Recreating New York and Grand Central [HD]
- Working with the Director and the Cast [HD]
- Theatrical Trailer [HD]
Special Features: 6/10
The Final Word
‘2:22’ has an interesting concept and story. The leading man, Michiel Huisman, is convincing as a man who is lost and confused by his strange experiences. Teresa Palmer is charming and likable.
Overall Rating: 7/10