This reviewer must admit not being able to stand Sarah Jessica Parker, with the exception of her small part in "LA STORY" and in "HONEYMOON IN VEGAS." While the plot is built around a number of ridiculous conveniences, many good films require huge suspension of belief and once that happens, there's a lot to like about "HONEYMOON IN VEGAS." Nicolas Cage stars as Jack, a man afraid of commitment. However, his love for Betsy(Parker) has enabled him to bite the bullet and propose. Running to Vegas to marry before anything could change, Betsy catches the eye of wealthy gambler, Tommy(James Caan) and an uncomfortable love triangle ensues. Jack, for story purposes, becomes indebted to Tommy. Of course, the only way out of this situation, calls for him to let Tommy borrow Betsy for a weekend. What follows could easily have become a funnier(?)take on "Indecent Proposal," but due to good performances, steady pacing, and breezy direction, "HONEYMOON IN VEGAS" offers enough decent laughs and genuinely good natured moments, to make it extreme fun, even over repeated viewings.
MGM/FOX provides the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this AVC MPEG-4 1080p blu-ray. The transfer is inconsistent throughout. Colors vary in intensity, but are generally vibrant and natural. However, many scenes vary from an abundance of noise and others look completely noise-free but artificial. Detail is never on par with the best MGM/FOX blu-ray releases, but it can look marvelous at times, mostly benefitting the wonderful Hawaiian location.
MGM/FOX opted to not include a surround mix. While this is aggravating, considering the soundtrack, at least the DTS-HD MA 2.0 stereo mix provides great fidelity with what's offered. Mostly front-center channel focused, side speakers open the environment up with the film's memorable score and minor effects. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
A theatrical trailer(1080p)is provided but looks horrible as presented.