Jun 262020
 

Impractical Jokers is an incredibly funny show throughout its eight seasons and this movie has its moments and a few of the challenges had me laughing though the scripted segments felt like the filler.

 

 

Impractical Jokers: The Movie
(2020)

Genre(s): Comedy
Warner Bros. | PG13 – 92 min. – $35.99 | June 16, 2020

Date Published: 06/26/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Chris Henchy
Writer(s): Joe Gatto & James Murray & Brian Quinn & Sal Vulcano (created by); Chris Henchy and Joe Gatto & James Murray & Brian Quinn & Sal Vulcano (written by)
Cast: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Paula Abdul


DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.82 GB
Total Bitrate: 30.44 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


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


THE MOVIE — 3.0/5


Plot Synopsis: The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers.

Quick Hit Review: Although I am a fan of Impractical Jokers, kind of an oddity for there to be a movie. There are two routes to take, one of a documentary form with some challenges with behind-the-scenes with maybe the Jokers on tour. But they already did that for a TV special if I recall, so the other one here was to have a “story” to take us from one challenge to the next. As such, the scripted segments, beginning with a “flashback” to 1992 that takes up the first 10 minutes, are unsurprisingly the weak spots as the Jokers aren’t much of actors and outside of a couple scenes, such as the oddities going on inside Murr’s hotel rooms, isn’t anything terribly entertaining.

However, once we do get to the challenges, which aren’t all that audacious outside of different locales of New York City or, on occasion, Miami, have a balance of hilarious and… a bit of discomfort, the one that comes to mind of Q watching a video, in a crowd of 600 spectators, of his parents in a porno-esque scenario. Another highlight is Joe in heavy make-up as a caveman was quite funny.

The other challenges are fun and did make me laugh, but so do the majority of episodes across the eight seasons. When you break it down, through the 90-minute running time, the majority I believe were scripted so the actual challenges adjust to an episode with commercials. In any case, if you are a fan of the show, the Impractical Jokers: The Movie is worth a watch if only one time.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


This release comes with a slip cover and a redemption code for a Digital HD copy. No features were included.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


The movie is presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Nothing extraordinary here, but being this is a skit/challenge comedy, it is incredibly bright and sharp with vibrant colors. It’s probably a hair better than a standard TV episode as higher-grade cameras were likely used.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


Included here is a basic but adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Outside of maybe Paula Abdul’s “live” concert, there’s not a whole lot of depth here, however dialogue does come through with good clarity via the center channel.


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Impractical Jokers is an incredibly funny show throughout its eight seasons and this movie has its moments and a few of the challenges had me laughing though the scripted segments felt like the filler it was and towards the end, did lose a bit of steam. However, given the show is on hiatus due to COVID-19, I guess it will give fans something to hold over until production restarts.

 

 

 

 

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

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