"THE GAME PLAN" is one of those films one almost wants to hate! Its plot has been done thousands of times, and most of the characters are poor imitations of other imitations! Dwayne(the "Rock")Johnson plays a football star, loving the single life, wealth, luxury, and abundance of beautiful girls, all surrounding him. Of course, that's all about to change when a knock at the door introduces...................(drum roll, please)...."his daughter!" Yes, he seems to have not known about a daughter from a previous marriage(?) Of course, she's going to be altering many things in his life, as well as his closet, and everyone knows that the "rock", while at first, unhappy with his new find, will turn completely around and cherish her. Ok? All that said, somehow, there's enough decent things about the performances, dialogue, and production value, to ultimately make "THE GAME PLAN" worth viewing! There's a genuine sweetness beneath its mass commercial goals, and Johnson is an amiable presence on screen.
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 2.40:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 release. The image is flawless. Every shot looks pristine, and while some images have more "wow" effect than others, this blu-ray is easily reference quality throughout! Colors are rich, and the level of detail, especially during exterior shots or football settings, puts high def national football airings to shame in terms of depth.
BUENA VISTA has provided a PCM 5.1 mix. While overall fidelity is terrific, this isn't an aggressive mix. Discrete effects are used effectively, but with moderate restraint, towards the front stage. However, whenever a football game or exterior shot is happening, surrounds and ambient effects kick in with great impact and range.
Deleted scenes, a blooper reel, featurette and trailers are all offered in high definition. An interactive piece and brief interview are in standard definition.