The Movie: 6/10
Sometimes I watch a movie and I’m entertained but a little bored at the same time. Sometimes it’s a 50/50 thing, and sometimes it’s more like 80/20, or other variations. Logan Lucky is about 80% entertaining, and 20% blah for me. I can’t explain it any better than that. The more I thought about it, the more blah it became, so I’m not sure if it’s a fair assessment. The first thing that’s good about the movie, it’s fun. It’s got characters who would be described as “quirky” and they live in a certain type of fictional reality that’s more of a comic book than real reality, which works for the story.
The story is an underdog heist type of caper. The underdog is a guy we all know, divorced and trying to do his best for his kid, but the world seems to be against him. He’s got an old injury, a back-breaking job, you get the picture. He’s a good’ol boy who’s pretty much down on his luck, and for more drama is ex-wife married a rich guy, which is one more thing that gives us that little sympathy pang for our “hero”. Our leading man’s brother is Kylo Ren with one hand (that other galaxy he lives in makes it really hard to hold on to both of your hands) who believes the family is cursed, and a sister who does hair and knows a lot about cars. Like I said, it’s a bit comic booky, but they don’t take it all too seriously so it works.
I think the 80% that entertained me was from specific scenes like the actual heist, some of the preparation of the heist, and the reveal of the heist twists and turns…of course. The other stuff, the dialog and getting to know people, and even finding our American Hillbilly Bond in jail was not that interesting. I would say the 20% borefest portion of the movie comes from the forced detective, or Million Dollar Baby, as I like to call her…terrible character in this movie, terrible. The brothers who are idiots, not our brothers, but Bond’s hillbilly brothers who add nothing interesting or funny at all. The injection of the little awful pageant thing that happens in some areas, where they dress up little girls like dolls and make them sing or dance or perform like little grown up children monkeys, yuck, well, putting that in the movie didn’t do anything for me at all. I didn’t even get the pleasure of it feeling like a slam against that whole pageant thing, it was just flat and uninspired.
Overall I had fun with the goofiness of the whole thing. It’s not a drama trying to be stylish. It’s just a stylish attempt at being funny and weird, which only works at that 80% capacity.
- Deleted Scenes – Two deleted scenes that add nothing to the overall narrative.
- DVD & UV Digital Copy
Cover Art and Menus: 5/10
Slightly boring movie, and very boring cover. I would not have it as a poster in my house.
Audio & Video: 9/10
Logan Lucky comes to Blu-ray courtesy of a 1080P AVC encode that is very impressive. Everything in this movie is sharp and detailed, colors are deep and vivid and black levels are as inky as can be. I saw no noise or digital artifacting even on our giant 105 inch screen. This isn’t a lucky transfer it’s a bonafide winner.
The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack again impresses with it’s boldness. Dialog is clear and precise and always centered, surround sound is used sparingly but comes alive during a Nascar sequence. For a smaller movie Logan Lucky delivers the goods.
Overall Score 6/10