It's hard to decide whether "MEET DAVE" or "NORBIT" is a better film, which also begs the question(more honestly) which is worse. Eddie Murphy stars as the captain of an alien ship, arriving on Earth, in the hopes of saving their own planet. In a head-scratching theme, the ship has taken the form of the ship's captain, in a human size form of a man named "Dave." Of course, the aliens are actually much smaller, setting up numerous scenarios to showcase special effects, and presumably funny moments pitting miniature-looking characters against "Giant" Earth-bound elements. When "Dave" meets a sweet, mom and her kid, he begins to have doubts about his mission, finding feelings and a longing to stay on Earth, causing whatever conflict the narrative, wrongly believes can propel the story further.
There are no witty moments to be found anywhere in the film. That's not to say young kids won't like the film. They do! (as evidenced by youngsters viewing it repeatedly over the Thanksgiving Holiday, with smiles and laughs) But, adults may find it hard to pay attention to the film itself, as it's numbing in stupidity.
FOX has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray release. Colors look terrific, pushed to the limits, without oversaturation. There are a number of scenes with "jump-off-the-screen" depth, but many more lack depth due to varying contrast quality. It's generally a good transfer, but not up there with the best available from FOX.
FOX has provided a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. It's more aggressive than one would normally expect from a comedy, with ample surround, discrete and bass effects. While the 360 degree environment can't make up for the script, it does a fine job immersing the viewer into the film's special effects sequences.
A featurette, exploring the film's development, gag reel, deleted scenes and alternate ending, are all provided for in full HD.
Some short, tv specials, including an interview with the film's director and a look at the special effects, are offered in standard resolution