Tooth Fairy 2 sadly matched my already low expectations. How you will react all depends on whether or not you like Larry the Cable Guy; I didn’t so obviously this film was less than enthralling or funny. The Blu-ray at least has serviceable video and audio transfers so not all is lost. If you have kids then maybe its worth it otherwise just pass it on by.
Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy
Fox | PG – 90 min. – $29.99 | March 6, 2012
Directed by: Alex Zamm
Writer(s): Jim Piddock (characters), Ben Zazove (written by)
Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Brady Reiter, Erin Beute, David Mackey
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 20.7 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
THE MOVIE – 1.5/5
Plot Outline: Larry Guthrie (LARRY THE CABLE GUY) is a fun-loving guy with a serious mission: to win back Brooke (ERIN BEUTE), the love of his life. But when Larry upsets a small boy with a loose tooth where Brooke works, he’s “sentenced” to become a real tooth fairy (BRADY REITER). It’s tutu-times the laughs watching Larry strut his stuff in pink tights and ballet shoes (EWWW) as he tries to restore the boy’s faith before Brooke marries the wrong man (DAVID MACKEY– and he only has ten days to, sheesh, git-r-done.
Alright, I’ll be up front: I don’t really care for Larry the Cable Guy. The character is a one-note shtick that often wears out his welcome within the first few minutes of any movie (see Cars 2 for a good example). So coming into Tooth Fairy 2 I didn’t have high hopes. Not only because it’s headlined by Larry the Cable Guy but it begs the question as to why there’s a frickin’ sequel in the first place! The first movie wasn’t the worst thing I saw in 2010 but it sure as hell didn’t beg to have a sequel let alone one with a whole new cast.
As it is, Tooth Fairy 2 will probably be enjoyed by most kids and fans of Larry the Cable Guy but for me, the old adage of don’t judge a movie by its front cover certainly does not apply here. You get Mr. Git-R-Done in pink and an obnoxious looking little girl and that’s what’s in store for 88-minutes. Good luck with that.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5
Why Do I Lose My Baby Teeth? (4:41; HD) – Larry Guthrie answers questions about teeth from made-up kids. Wow, nearly five-minutes for this?
Return to Fairyland: Making Tooth Fairy 2 (9:07; HD) – This featurette takes viewers behind-the-scenes as the cast and crew, with a straight face, seriously talk about why and how this movie was made.
Larry the Hairy Fairy (4:52; HD) – Did we need that imagery? Is there a fetish for overweight dudes dressed as tooth fairies? We’ve got two movies now so I have to think there is an appetite for it…
Tooth Fairy 2 Introduces Crusher the Pig (2:59; HD) – We get more on-set interviews this time covering the pig. I did get a good laugh when one little girl said she was happy there was a pig because she likes bacon. Ok, at least there’s one laugh on this disc.
Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes (9:56; SD) – For whatever reason, these gems didn’t make it into the final film.
Previews – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
VIDEO – 4.0/5
Not surprising, but it appears Tooth Fairy 2 was filmed with a digital camera because most of this 1080p high-definition transfer looks absolutely spotless with nary a flaw (artifacting) or even natural elements such as noise or film grain. It’s what’s to expect from a direct-to-video release but even so, still looks good and perhaps better than this movie deserves.
AUDIO – 3.75/5
The disc comes with a nice-sounding 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. Obviously this is going to be a track filled with a hijinks-inspired score, some good amount of dialogue via the center channel and some ambient noises rounding out the other speakers. It’s not the best sounding HD audio I’ve come across but should be more than satisfactory for most.
OVERALL – 2.25/5
Overall, Tooth Fairy 2 sadly matched my already low expectations. How you will react all depends on whether or not you like Larry the Cable Guy; I didn’t so obviously this film was less than enthralling or funny. The Blu-ray at least has serviceable video and audio transfers so not all is lost. If you have kids then maybe its worth it otherwise just pass it on by.
Brian Oliver, The Movieman
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