Get him to the Greek
After a disastrous record and breaking up with his wife, English rock star Aldous Snow returns to a life of drug and alcohol abuse with only a bunch of people around him who dare nothing than constantly agree with him.
Aaron Green, a fan of Snow, works for a record company that’s looking to turn the tide for the better again and when Aaron suggests to have the struggling singer put up a huge show as a relaunch of his career, Green’s boss agrees and gives Aaron the chance of a lifetime: he needs to go to London and bring Snow to the Greek theatre in LA within 72 hours for a mega concert.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality of this Blu-ray is really great. There’s an abundance of saturated colors that’s clearly in line with most comedies these days. The level of detail is extremely high and also textures are well done. We didn’t spot any artefacts, dirt or specks.
With such a music-centered movie you expect a decent soundtrack and we do get that. The concert and music scenes are really great with the focus being on the front with crowds screaming and echoes blurring into the rears. There’s a nice amount of bass when needed and dialogues are perfectly placed. The only minor nitpicking we have is that the scenes where Aldous is on the phone with his wife Jackie Q, they talk so silently that it’s sometimes hard to hear what she is saying. For the rest, this Blu-ray is like a concert!
We’ve had quite a few comedies with Jonah Hill over the last couple of years, and while some of them were pretty good, we always had the feeling that there’s something missing to make things really explode and have you falling on the floor from laughing. The same goes for Get him to the Greek. Yes, there are a couple of good jokes that put a smile on your face, but I never really found myself laughing out loud.
Get him to the Greek has some slapstick present, but never manages to really go over the top in such a way that the jokes really get you going. It’s like they miss that little bit extra dumbness to really fly off. And that may be one of the problems with Hill’s movies: they’re always clever and intelligent, but lack a bit of stupidity sometimes.
Get Him to the Greek isn’t a bad movie, but not one that will be remembered for long. As such we would definitely suggest renting before buying.