Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back together for the first time since Wedding Crashers… maybe. I don’t really keep up on these guys’ careers, but that’s the last thing I remember them being in together… that I saw. It’s not that I don’t like the two of them, it’s just that I wouldn’t miss them if they disappeared. With that being said, let’s talk about “The Internship”.
The Internship Blu-Ray Review
Vince Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with the guy who wrote “The Watch”, so right off the bat I didn’t have high hopes for this. I was extremely disappointed with “The Watch”, so having another comedy written by the same person didn’t really appeal to me, but I will say that I was actually a bit surprised how much I enjoyed “The Internship”.
Billy and Nick (Vaughn and Owen) have recently been laid off as salesmen for a company run by John Goodman. With no other real work experience, the two don’t know where to go or what to do. Billy comes across a listing for an internship at Google, which could possibly lead to a full-time position at the end of a few weeks. With nothing to lose the two decide to see if they can get passed the interview process. With no working knowledge of computers or the internet, the two manage to somehow convince the guys at Google to give them a shot.
Upon arriving on campus they are immediately written off as the old guys that don’t belong there. But not to worry, there’s another group of misfits that everyone has already written off as well. Groups are formed as the interns are tested in different skills over the course of the next few weeks. The winning team at the end will be awarded full-time jobs at Google. Now, I don’t want to give away the ending, but we’ve all seen this movie before… Hell, it’s basically the same plot as another Vince Vaughn movie called “Dodgeball”, just replace a dodgeball tournament with Google intern tests and it’s exactly the same.
While I didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoy “Dodgeball”, “The Internship” wasn’t as bad as I was expecting going in. I was really expecting something awful, but got something not so awful, but not great. Vince Vaughn got a little annoying towards the end with his whole self-loathing act, and Owen Wilson and the romantic sub-plot were a bit tedious, but I liked the other kids in their group… if that counts for anything. So if you’re looking for another dumb comedy that doesn’t make you think too much, and you can actually stand Vince Vaughn for more than 30 minutes, then give “The Internship” a try, you might like it.
The video and audio on the blu-ray are just what you’d expect from a comedy these days. Fox does a good job with the video transfer and everything looks great. The audio works fine for a comedy, but there were some moments when things were a bit overpowering, but nothing distracting. As for special features this blu-ray, they are lacking a bit. There’s a decent commentary with director Shawn Levy, a few deleted scenes and then the trailer for the flick. So unless you’re a huge fan of this movie or Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, I would suggest renting this one and not purchasing it.