Titular detective goes from literary bestseller to box office flop in one easy step
James Patterson's Alex Cross novels regularly top the bestseller lists around the world – and now Hollywood wants a piece of the action. Ignoring the two earlier Morgan Freeman adaptations (Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider), Alex Cross reboots the franchise with a story every bit as generic as the film's title and a with a woefully miscast Tyler Perry in the lead role.
For all its flaws as a film, though, Alex Cross arrives on Blu-ray with an extremely accomplished HD presentation. Indeed, both the AVC-encoded 2.40:1 visuals and DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio are nigh-on reference quality – although the film's so bad it's hard to give a damn. Extras take the form of a commentary by director Rob Cohen, four deleted scenes and a fairly generic 14-minute Making of… featurette.
Alex Cross, Entertainment in Video, Region B BD, £20 Approx
HCC VERDICT: 2/5
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