Secret Headquarters Blu-ray review

Dec 05, 2022- Permalink

In the family-friendly flick Secret Headquarters, a young boy, Charlie (Walker Scobell), is trying to reconnect with his father, Jack (Owen Wilson). When work calls his dad away once again, Charlie invites his friends over and they stumble upon something Charlie’s dad has been hiding: his secret lair. Turns out that Charlie’s father is a superhero. When two ruthless men (Michael Peña and Jesse Williams) come after Jack’s alien technology, Charlie and his friends find themselves in the middle of the action. Paramount has just released Secret Headquarters on Blu-ray and I had a chance to review it.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. It’s a very good Blu-ray presentation with clarity and detail in all the usual suspects: hair, facial features, textiles and environments. The colour palette is broad and bright and the black levels are nice and deep.

On the audio side of things, you have the choice of an English Dolby Atmos soundtrack (which folds back to Dolby TrueHD 7.1), as well as Spanish, Italian and Polish tracks. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Polish, and Romanian. The height and surround speakers put you in the middle of everything, while your subwoofer gives some extra oomph to the action scenes. Music is clear and dynamic and dialogue is centred and well prioritized in the mix.

The Secret Headquarters Blu-ray does come with a digital code. There are several short featurettes on the production as well as a gag reel and deleted/extended scenes.

Though not the most memorable film, Secret Headquarters is family-friendly fare that people of all ages can share some time and popcorn viewing.