Featured In Issue 214, Feburary 2017

WSR Score
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Nerdland is the animated adult comedy tale of two showbiz nobodies determined to become famous at any cost. Aspiring actor John (Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Oswalt) are slacker best friends who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle. With their 30th birthdays looming and desperation growing, they decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to get famous than ever before––so why not become famous by the end of the day, at any cost?! While navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our disheartened duo inadvertently become key witnesses in a high-profile crime that sets the news cycle on fire, making them household names… but only if they can survive the infamy and worldwide shame. (Gary Reber)

Special features include an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture features simplistic animation with strong line distinctions. But the color palette is nicely saturated with strong primaries and pastel offshoots. Contrast is excellent, with solid blacks and revealing shadows. Fleshtones are varied but primarily a deep pink. The imagery is sharp and clean with an overall pristine appearance. The line drawings and colorful fills are eye-catching and engaging. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a forward-sounding ADR monaural track. Atmospherics are limited, as well as sound effects, which heighten the punch of action delivery with .1 LFE support. Occasionally, sound effects are directionalized in the front and surround channels. The music score is nicely recorded with extension to the surround channels. Overall, the soundtrack is mediocre, though, punchy throughout. (Gary Reber)