Forum Jump: 
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By Ralph Potts
  • 2 Post By teckademic
  • 1 Post By dnoonie
  • 1 Post By Reddig
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2018, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
Moderator
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 13,516
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1522 Post(s)
Liked: 5128
Smallfoot Blu-ray Review



Ralph Potts reviews this family fun adventure from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment about a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.



The Review at a Glance:
(max score: 5 )

Film:

Extras:

Audio/Video total rating:
( Max score: 100 )

96



Details:

Studio and Year: Warner - 2018
MPAA Rating: PG
Feature running time: 96 minutes
Genre: Family

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC
Video Aspect: 2.40:1
Resolution: 1080p/24

Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, French/Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Starring: Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Common, Gina Rodgiguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro
Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick
Music by: Heitor Pereira
Written by: Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera
Region Code: A

Release Date: December 11, 2018


"Yeti, or not, Here They Come!"


My Take:

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

I am a fan of animated films and always look forward to the chance to review one that I haven’t seen. Smallfoot is a cute, family film that features a solid cast, musically spun/contemporary themes, and an elementary plot aimed at younger viewers. Its characters aren’t black hole deep but each is likeable along with their star voiced counterparts as they contribute their share of value to the storyline and film as a whole. There are a few laughs and, charming moments but, there is nothing here that we haven’t seen before. The script and direction cover the bases necessary to make for a well-rounded and, entertaining animated film that you can sit and enjoy with your kids.


Replay Value:


Parental Guide:

The rating is for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements.


AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100/EXCELLENT = 83-91/GOOD = 74-82/AVERAGE = 65-73/BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**



Audio: 92
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)

  • Dynamics:
  • Low frequency effects:
  • Surround Sound presentation:
  • Clarity/Detail:
  • Dialog Reproduction:
  • DSU/DTS Neural:X Rating * (non-rated element): NA



Video: 100
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


  • Resolution/Clarity:
  • Black Level/Shadow Detail:
  • Color Reproduction:
  • Fleshtones:
  • Compression:



Smallfoot comes to Blu-ray Disc from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment featuring 1080p AVC encoded video and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.

This is a high-quality video presentation that boasts inviting colors that are rich in saturation and bold in depth. Detail is superlative as the video has excellent dimensionality with crisp texture and fine articulation. Contrast is strong and well balanced so that whites are crisp without distortion or loss of detail. Blacks are deep with excellent dynamic and enriching gradational highlights. This is a beautiful and pristine quality digital transfer that sparkles on Blu-ray.

The DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack makes excellent use of the entire surround platform and offers detail rich sonic clarity, crystalline dialog and solid dynamics. This mix doesn’t bombard you with constantly aggressive surround sound. It applies it when appropriate and combines discretely placed directional cues with rear channel ambience that fills the listening area nicely. The front and rear sound field work in unison to render the soundtrack with precise imaging and acoustic presence that elevates the experience. The LFE channel is actively engaged throughout and offers bass response that is punchy and on occasion, room shaking.


Bonus Features:
  • • Yeti Set Go Sing-Along – Sing-Along, fun facts and much more!
    • “Super Soozie” Mini Movie – Custom animation featuring the yeti toddler, Soozie.
    • Migo in The Secret of the Yeti Stones – Featurette featuring Channing Tatum
    • Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot – The making of Smallfoot
    • Nial Horran “Finally Free” Music Video
    • Cyn “Moment of Truth” Music Video
    • “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around the World” Music Video
    • Theatrical promos
  • DVD
  • Digital Copy




Final Thoughts:

Smallfoot ] is light, fun, family entertainment, that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It arrives on Blu-ray in this Combo Pack from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment featuring top notch high definition video, excellent lossless surround sound and, a fan friendly assortment of extras that includes sing-along version of the film. Smallfoot isn’t destined to be the next animated family classic but, it’s a great way to spend the evening with the kids on movie night. Toss it in your rental queue and give it a spin on Blu-ray.








Ralph Potts
AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviews


Reference Review System:

JVC DLA-RS500 3D/4K Ready High Definition Front Projector
(Calibrated with Calman 5 & C6-HDR Meter from Spectracal)
Stewart Filmscreen - Studiotek 130 G3 100” 16x9 Screen
Carada Masquerade Electronic Horizontal Masking System
Marantz AV7704 Audio/Video Processor
Emotiva XPA-7 Gen 3 Seven Channel Amplifier
Emotiva XPA-11 Gen 3 Amplifier
Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
System Controller: Apple iPad/iRule Pro HD Universal Remote Control
Canton "Ergo" and Canton In-Ceiling Series Speakers
SVS Ultra Surrounds (Gloss Finish in Bipolar Configuration)
Dual SVS PC4000 Cylinder Subwoofers
Panamax M5400-PM Power Conditioner/Surge Protector
Wireworld, Better Cables (Silver Serpent) - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
AC Infinity Aircom T8 Component Cooling Systems
dnoonie likes this.

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviewer
My Home Theater
Follow me on Twitter @RalphAVSreviews
Ralph Potts is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-07-2018, 04:57 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
teckademic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: san jose, ca
Posts: 2,055
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)
Liked: 130
patiently waiting on that UHD Lion King review, but in the meantime, ill give this one a spin for the kids, thank you.
Ralph Potts and tenthplanet like this.
teckademic is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-07-2018, 10:34 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dnoonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 1,291
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 408 Post(s)
Liked: 385
Thanks for the review!

In my rental queue! I was hoping this would be some decent light entertainment and it looks like it is!

Cheers,
Ralph Potts likes this.

OPPO UDP-205, LG OLED65C8, OPPO BDP-93, Pioneer Kuro Pro-150FD, Dynaudio 2x BM-12a Mk III Mains, 2x BM 6a Mk II surround, 2x BM 14s Subs, Allan and Heath MixWizard, room is 11'7"x 16'6"x 8" dedicated and treated. Tripp-Lite UPSs/power conditioners (because my power isn't as clean as it used to be)

Last edited by dnoonie; 12-07-2018 at 10:39 PM.
dnoonie is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 12-11-2018, 12:05 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Reddig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central U.S.
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Liked: 738
Thanks Ralph. I love animations and am looking forward to picking this up.
Ralph Potts likes this.

JBL Pro Cinema/JTR/Sony/Denon/Oppo/Elite Screens/Furman/Seatcraft/Acoustimac/AudioQuest
Reddig is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-29-2018, 04:40 PM
Advanced Member
 
powertoburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Monterey Park, CA, USA
Posts: 701
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 221 Post(s)
Liked: 190
I rented this from Netflix and thoroughly enjoyed it. It had it's funny moments. The surround sound was pretty immersive I used the Neural X upmixer for the height channels. I liked the songs in the film especially the remake of "Under Pressure" by Queen
powertoburn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off