Sony brings Open Season 3 to Blu-ray with very few bells and whistles. The 1.78:1 AVC transfer, plopped onto a BD25 disc, looks pretty darn good. The animation itself is surprisingly detailed and very colorful, and that comes across very well in this encode. While the transfer doesn't quite reach the dazzling visual heights of WALL•E or , it comes very close, comparable to something like .
The film's 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix doesn't quite reach its full potential, either, but it's an organically mixed experience. Surrounds are put to good use, and bass chimes in when needed. That said, the mix just doesn't quite sound as lively as one usually expects from a computer-animated film. Compare this to another DTV franchise – something like the Tinker Bell films – and you'll quickly note a distinct difference in quality. Make no mistake, Open Season 3 sounds pretty good, but sound design misses the mark a little.
If you enjoyed Open Season or its lightweight DTV sequel, you're bound to enjoy Open Season 3. The movie is light on laughs, and the story isn't exactly stellar, but it should prove a harmless babysitter for the kids.
At just 69 minutes (before credits), there's not a whole lot of plot in Open Season 3. The film is pretty cut and dry, the characters are not fleshed out, and the cliched conventions are written on the wall. And for the most part, the film is surprisingly dull, with only a handful of funny scenes throughout.