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21 Bridges (Blu-ray) review

21 Bridges (Blu-ray) review
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:17:04 AM »


Studio: 
Lionsgate 
 Release Date: February 18, 2020
 Rating: R
 Film: 3/5
 
 Plot
 An embattled NYPD detective (Boseman) is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
 
  

 My Thoughts
 I tend to enjoy Chadwick Boseman’s work so when I saw this press release come into my email box, I just had to give it a look. Overall, it’s a middling affair mainly due to the leaps of logic that it takes to make the plot work. The first two acts set up the story decently enough, but the third act somewhat goes off the rails with “are you kidding me?” type moments culminating in the conclusion that’s a bit too tidy.  
  
 Video 4.5/5 
 
 Audio 4.5/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
 
 Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Commentary
  • Blu-ray+ DVD + Digital Copy

 

 
 Conclusion
 Overall, this is a competent thriller but its not something that has a lot of replay value. Bozeman does a great job, but the rest of the cast outside of J.K. Simmons is forgettable. Also, Sienna Miller costars and doesn’t have the ability to hang with Bozeman’s acting ability. Regardless, if you’re a fan of the genre, check it out.
 
 Reference Review System:
  
 
Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 110” 2.35:1 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor 
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels

ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 
 System Controller: URC MX-980

M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofers x 2 (stacked)

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (stacked)
Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling

PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner

Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

Re: 21 Bridges (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 03:07:33 PM »
Greetings,

My sentiments exactly Dave. Nice review!

Re: 21 Bridges (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 04:45:24 PM »
Greetings,

My sentiments exactly Dave. Nice review!
Thanks Ralph. 
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

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