You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Zohan is Israel’s finest agent of the Mossad and terrorists all over the world fear him. However, he’s getting fed up with fighting to see his opponents get exchanged for Israelis so when he has to face his Palestinian arch nemesis, The Phantom, again he decides to fake his own death and move to the United States. There he wants to follow his dream to become a hair dresser but when a Palestinian cab driver recognises him things clearly won’t be going as planned…
Sound and Vision:
We didn’t spot any irregularities while watching Don’t Mess with the Zohan so the image quality is pretty good with plenty of detail and a lack of compression errors. To add to the comedy atmosphere several scenes have overly bright and shiny colors but overall things look quite natural.
The soundtrack does a nice job with good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer while dialogues remain clear and understandable at all times.
– Original version
– Unrated version
– Audio commentary by Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson
– Audio commentary by Dennis Dugan
– Look who stopped me
– Dugan: The Hands-on Director
– The stunts of Zohan
– Dugan Espagnol?
– Zohan vs. The Phantom
– Shooting Baja for Tel Aviv
– All American Redneck
– From Guns to Scissors
– The Robot
– Deleted Scenes
A whole bunch of extras that will keep the fans happy for quite some time.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan is the latest comedy with Adam Sandler and although Sandler doesn’t always have the most fantastic comedies, they usually are quite entertaining. The first half of Zohan manages to rise above the average Sandler movie and is extremely funny up to the level of “The Waterboy” and “Big Daddy” but unfortunately Sandler can’t keep up the pace and the second half is quite a lot slower with less good jokes and more repetition.
All in all, despite the predictable plot and rather disappointing second part, this is a very entertaining movie that any Sandler fan should get for his collection. And the rest of the world can certainly give it a shot as the first half is really worth it. As a Blu-ray release, Sony has done a fine job with a lot of extras and excellent image and sound quality.