Featured In Issue 144, November 2009

WSR Score3.5
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Walt Disney Home Entertainment
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Some mild action and rude humor
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Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr.
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A top-secret specially trained squad of three Guinea pig super spies is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. Squad leader Darwin (voiced by Rockwell) will do what it takes to guarantee the success of his team, which also includes Blaster (voiced by Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude, and Juarez (voiced by Cruz), a gorgeous martial arts pro. With the help of Speckels (Cage), a star-nosed mole, and other members of the animal kingdom, the G-Force tries to derail evil appliance mogul Leonard Saber's (Nighy) power grab. It helps when your fly-on-the wall reconnaissance expert is, well, a fly on the wall! (Gary Reber)

The three-disc special edition includes the BD, DVD, and Digital Copy. Special features include commentary with Director Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr.; Cine-Explore with Darwin, Blaster, and their Creator, Director Yeatman, as they reveal the secrets behind G-Force covert operations and the groundbreaking computer graphic work that brought this elite team of Guinea pigs to life (while you watch the movie); the featurette Blaster's Boot Camp (HD 04:41) in which you experience a high-energy, high-tech orientation video hosted by Blaster, training you to be the G-Force's newest recruit; the featurette G-Force Mastermind (HD 04:13), in which Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and CG Wiz, Director Yeatman reveal the true inspiration behind this adventure; the featurette Bruckheimer Animated (HD 03:12) a retrospective of the producer's groundbreaking CG work and a top secret peek into the G-Force lab; a tour of the high-security facility to show how the G-Force was animated from initial sketches to completed performances in Access Granted: Inside The Animation Lab (HD 07:52); bloopers (HD 01:49); six incomplete deleted scenes (HD 06:17); three music videos featuring Nelly Furtado and Steve Rushton (HD 08:24); BD-Live functionality; plus up-front previews.

While exhibited theatrically in Disney Digital 3D in D-Cinema theatres, this is the non-3-D version in spherical format at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The CGI 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is dramatic visually, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Blacks are deep and solid. Many scenes are extremely dark, and optimally this movie should be viewed in a darkened, or preferably black environment, using a display capable of superb native contrast ratio resolution. The color palette is fully saturated with deep, rich, and vibrant hues. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. The animated pigs are finely resolved and appear remarkably natural and real. Resolution is finely rendered, with excellent exposure of fine facial features (and fur) and object textures. The imagery, shot for 3-D exhibition, is impressively dimensional. This is a visually enthralling experience that will fascinate the visual senses. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely produced, though, the ADR dialogue production does not always integrate with the scenes spatially. Dialogue sounds slightly forward, though, always intelligible. Sound effects, atmospheric effects, and Foley, combined with the music score, provide an engaging holosonic® directionalized surround experience. Bass extension is, at times, deep and powerful, with energy in the below-25 Hz range in the .1 LFE channel. The music score is recorded with a wide and deep soundstage presence that wraps well into the surrounds and provides an aggressive presence. The soundtrack is extremely active in numerous scenes and delivers an exciting sonic experience that is sure to please the entire family. The D-BOX Motion Code™ enhancement is a real added treat and effectively heightens the excitement. (Gary Reber)