A young boy from a family so deeply religious, they won't allow him to watch tv or movies, joins with another schoolmate to film their own version of "RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD 2," and thus sets the basic premise for "SON OF RAMBOW," a unique, engaging, energetic film, that's well worth seeing, and likely to win over many fans. It's not a big film in any way, but that's part of its appeal. When it does falter, it's only when it veers towards too much drama. It's best when it's just being simple and whimsical. The two young actors making up the lead roles are quite good, and so is the supporting cast, although the adult actors pale in comparison to the appeal of these two.
PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. The image quality varies, due to the inherent limitations of different source material utilized in blending the video material the kids are using for their filmmaking endeavor, with the actual 35mm film of the overall film. Color levels tend to be solid, although never vibrant. Contrast is decent, and blacks, while never deep, convey detail keeping the film on par with many of the better dvd releases available.
PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's not aggressive, keeping most separation focused on the front channels, however surrounds kick in appropriately for key sequences. Dialogue is always intelligible and free of distortion.
PARAMOUNT has provided a fun commentary, a short film and trailers.