Going in Style (Blu-ray)
SRP $24.99 2.39:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 WARNER BROS
 

While the original 1979 "Going in Style," wasn't a classic, there were enough genuinely poignant moments and some realistic if painful moments that help it hold up almost 40 years later. Unfortunately, the remake from Zach Braff has excised the realistic struggles of aging for generic humor and it's sparsely funny and never moving.

When a corporate restructure eliminates the pensions of three seniors. When one one of the seniors witnesses a robbery of the same bank involved with the restructure, the trio decide to rob the bank themselves. A lot of needless characters and sub-plots are thrown in without a worthy payoff. Ann Margret as a love interest for Joe is a disaster to observe. She was fine in the "Grumpy Old Men" but she and the relationship between she and Alan Arkin feel forced onto the film's narrative in an unconvincing way. But, there's a lot in this remake that feels forced. Braff has shown an ability to present poignant moments in both of his previous films but these just don't exist here and in a film dealing with age, that's the real crime.

WARNER BROS has provided a 2.39:1 aspect ratio for this MPEG-4 AVC encoded 1080p Blu-ray.  Having been sourced from digital, the image is vibrant. Colors are natural and the detail is impressive throughout. Contrast offers deep blacks, retaining depth in even the darkest scenes.

WARNER BROS has provided a DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix. It's a standard comedy mix. While there are some ambient effects, this is a largely front focused mix. The best thing about the film is its score and it's complimented with all speakers. Dialogue is always intelligible and free of distortion.

In addition to a trailer for "KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD," an audio commentary(surprisingly educational for aspiring filmmakers)is included and over 12 minutes of deleted scenes(none would've helped the film).