Bad Moms 2 (A Bad Mom's Christmas) (Blu-ray) (2017)

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Released 7-Feb-2018

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy Additional Footage
Outtakes
Music Video
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2017
Running Time 104:12
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Jon Lucas
Scott Moore
Studio
Distributor
STX Films
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring Mila Kunis
Kristen Bell
Kathryn Hahn
Cheryl Hines
Christine Baranski
Susan Sarandon
Case Soft Brackley-Transp-Dual v2
RPI $39.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.40:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 2.40:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     After the success of Bad Moms in 2016, a sequel was announced very quickly and appeared in cinemas late in 2017. It was originally entitled A Bad Moms Christmas but has been released here as Bad Moms 2. It did not do as well at the box office as the first film, although still took $130 million globally on a production budget of $28 million. So, the investors, including Chinese company H. Brothers, are probably pretty happy. But what about the viewing audience? I found the first film quite enjoyable and sporadically amusing, however, this sequel is truly dire, featuring 100 minutes of the most unfunny sequences I have seen for a while. There was one scene featuring Kiki and her mother which seemed to have promise but then the second half of the sequence was back to being terrible.

     Mila Kunis stars again as Amy, a very busy mom with two kids in their early teens and a new boyfriend, Jesse (Jay Hernandez). Carla (Kathryn Hahn), a slutty single mom and Kiki, (Kristen Bell) a downtrodden housewife with four kids, also both return keeping the front three consistent to the first movie. On the other hand Christina Applegate only appears in a very brief cameo and Jada Pinkett Smith is gone. This time around the film treads in a more clichéd direction focusing on the relationship between the three young moms and their mothers (very much like where Daddy's Home 2 went). Appearing as the mothers are Cheryl Hines as Sandy, Kiki's mom who wants a little too close relationship with her daughter, Christine Baranski as Ruth, Amy's extremely controlling and critical mother and the Razzie nominated Susan Sarandon as gambling, itinerant Isis, mother of Carla. All three mothers turn up unexpectedly for Christmas at their daughters’ houses and supposedly comedic escapades ensue.

     If you enjoyed the first one, you will probably be able to sit through this on the basis of the cast but my wife and I wanted to turn it off after about 20 minutes. Avoid.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video is very good without setting the world on fire. Pretty much what you would expect from a recent Blu-ray transfer without anything to make it stand out. The colour and sharpness are good and there are no obvious artefacts. It is 1080p framed at 2.35:1 which is the OAR. Basically, nothing to report except what you would expect.

     There are English for the hearing impaired subtitles available which are clear and easy to read.

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Audio

     The audio is also very good, in DTS HD-MA 5.1 with the option of an Audio Descriptive track as well. There is nice separation, good use of the surrounds especially in the party scenes and the music used sounds great. Does everything you would expect for a lossless soundtrack on this style of film, without threatening to get your home theatre excited.

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Extras

     Three extras which are all minor.

Menu

     The menu features music.

Additional Scenes (3:49)

     Not really additional scenes, more just other ad-libbed comedic options from the various cast members. Still not funny.

Gag Reel (6:32)

     On set jokes, silliness and mess-ups. Mildly amusing, probably the highlight of the disc but that is not hard.

Crew Music Video (2:23)

     The crew doing silly things to music. Why???

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This film is available in the US in the same format. Buy local if you need to.

Summary

    A terrible film which is not funny.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    The extras are minor.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Review Equipment
DVDPanasonic DMR-PWT500, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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