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Action Point is hardly terrible but one wonders why it even received a theatrical release, for one thing it’s not all that funny of a comedy and second, Johnny Knoxville isn’t much of a draw nowadays, especially in the lead.

 

 

Action Point
(2018)

Genre(s): Comedy
Paramount | R – 84 min. – $18.99 | August 21, 2018

Date Published: 09/10/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Writer(s): Johnny Knoxville & Derek Freda & John Altschuler & Mike Judge (story), John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky (screenplay)
Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Johnny Pemberton, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Eric Manaka, Matt Schulze
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Disc Size: 34.6 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Paramount provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


D.C. (JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. Just as his estranged daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved park and his relationship with Boogie, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits must risk everything to pull out all the stops and save the day.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.75/5


This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy and a standard DVD Copy. Considering the lackluster box office, there is a fair amount of features.

Benny and the Shitbirds (7:22; HD) looks at the ensemble cast surrounding Knoxville.

Anarchy at the Amusement Park (4:12; HD) is on the origins of the story and building the set.

Old School, Bone-Crunching Stunts (5:04; HD) – Given Knoxville’s bread and butter is dangerous stunts, not too surprising there are some more realistic stunt work in this movie as well.

Drinking Beer with Grizzly Bears (4:37; HD) is a featurette on the various animals featured.

Deleted/Extended Scenes (12:13; HD) — Nine scenes failed to make the final cut or were trimmed.

Gag Reel (2:00; HD) filled with the usual on-set schanagans.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Paramount releases Action Point onto Blu-ray where it is presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. This is a bright looking and nicely sharp picture which is usually a given for a light-hearted, even stupid, comedy. It is clean, free of any obvious signs of artifacts or aliasing.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The movie comes with a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track which is a bit much for the type of movie that this is. The bulk of the movie is either dialogue coming via the center channel or the generic comedic music making usage of the front and rear channels. Nothing extraordinary about this lossless track and would’ve been perfectly fine with the usually standard 5.1 channels.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Action Point is hardly terrible but one wonders why it even received a theatrical release, for one thing it’s not all that funny of a comedy and second, Johnny Knoxville isn’t much of a draw nowadays, especially in the lead. I personally prefer his Jackass movies over anything that resembles a plot.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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