Unlocked appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Across the board, the transfer looked good.
Sharpness was fine. A little softness occurred in some wide shots, but those didn’t become a concern. Overall definition seemed solid.
I noticed no jagged edges or moiré effects, and the presentation lacked apparent edge haloes or other artifacts. I also saw no print flaws, as the movie always seemed clean.
In terms of palette, Unlocked reflected Hollywood’s modern fascination with orange and teal. As tedious as that has become, the colors looked fine within the design parameters.
In addition, blacks were dark and tight, while low-light shots were decent; some could be a bit dense, but they weren’t bad. This was a positive presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it added breadth to the experience. The movie didn’t deliver a consistently rock-em-sock-em soundscape, but it managed to open up well.
A few louder sequences – usually connected to action beats – made more dynamic use of the spectrum, but those didn’t pop up with great frequency. Instead, the emphasis on general environment remained, and that was fine, as I felt the soundfield fit the material.
Audio quality always pleased. Speech remained natural and concise, with no edginess or other flaws.
Music sounded full and dynamic, while effects came across as accurate and clear. All of this suited the film and earned a solid “B”.
Making Unlocked goes for 13 minutes, 24 seconds and features director Michael Apted, producers Erik Howsawm Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer Claudian Bluemhuber, 2nd unit director Greg Powell, and actors Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Aymen Hamdouchi, Tosin Cole, and Makram J. Khoury.
“Making” looks at story/characters, cast and performances, and Apted’s impact on the production. It’s a superficial puff piece.
The disc opens with ads for American Assassin, First Kill, John Wick Chapter 2, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Shot Caller. We also get a trailer for Unlocked.
Despite a talented cast and crew, Unlocked winds up as a lackluster affair. A few intriguing moments arise, but most of the film remains predictable and tedious. The Blu-ray offers good picture and audio but lacks notable supplements. While not a terrible movie, Unlocked doesn’t rise above mediocrity.