snatched

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

snatchedbluStudio: 20th Century Fox
Year: 2017
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Run time: 91 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD/1 DVD
Region: 1

Emily (Schumer) has scheduled a trip to Ecuador with her boyfriend, only to have her him break up with her right before the trip! Desperate not to have to go ALONE, she finally convinces her mom to accompany her. Ignoring all warnings by her mom not to talk to strangers, she finds herself knee deep in shit when both mom and daughter are kidnapped and held for ransom.

There are some other performances that might have had a chance in this film.  Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack as a couple that Hawn and Schumer meet along the way were interesting as was Randall Park as the boyfriend that breaks up with Schumer at the beginning.  But these three are in it all too little.  Instead they give way in precious screen time to Schumer, Hawn and folks like Ike Barinholtz (as Schumer’s brother, Hawn’s son) and Chris Meloni – who was miscast as an Indiana Jones-type explorer that the duo run into.

Movie Quality: 7/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1:85:1 aspect ratio. The image quality is absolutely stunning and provides some of the best image quality on Blu-ray as the ladies make travel plans to paradise. Colors are strong bringing the world of ‘Snatched’ to life. The color palette is also vibrant bringing out the stronger colors such as yellows, tans, greens, and reds. Blacks are deep looking especially fitting very well with the atmosphere of this film. Details are also very good with some very accurate looking fleshtones. ‘Snatched’ really shines with a viewing on a larger screen as the movie just jumps off your screen.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 mix. The film is primarily dialogue and action driven. Dialogue is clear and understandable as is the music coming from the front and center channels. There are some moments where the surround channels are used to an aggressive extent when the girls try to get through their crazy jungle adventure, things really are taken up several notches. The audio does take a huge advantage of the surrounds with multiple parties which will shake the roof off your house.
Print Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes [HD]
  • Extended and Alternate Scenes [HD]
  • Gag Reel [HD]
  • Director Commentary by Jonathan Levine
  • Trailers [HD]

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

‘Snatched’ is quite amusing, particularly when we have a couple of women stumbling through the jungles of South America with a bunch of kidnappers on their tails. If you are looking for a comedy with action sprinkled in-between, you will not be disappointed.
Overall Rating: 8/10