Young Angus “Mac” MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2018
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Run time: 684 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 4 DVD
Region: A

When I was a teenager, the original “MacGyver” was one of my favorite TV series. So you may think that when I first heard they were rebooting the series I was pumped. Actually, my first thought was, “Uh… I’m not sure about this.” That’s because I have found reboots and remakes overwhelmingly are greatly inferior to the originals. But when I found that key people from the original series (like series creator Lee David Zlotoff and executive producer Henry Winkler) were returning, a little hope sprung in me.

The main thing to remember is that while it is classified as a reboot, it’s actually a new show intended for a new younger audience. Don’t turn the the kids away from this show by expecting it to be like the old show. Anderson could not pull this off anymore be cause like you, he is much older now. Just keep an open mind and remember Star trek was a classic, and nobody cared about the constant reboots. Macgyver on the other hand was not a classic and if you watch the new and old side by side, sorry I believe the new show wins.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • MacGyver in Cuba
  • Saving the Day: Season 2
  • MacGyver: Special & Visual Effects featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Special Features: 6/10

Final Thoughts

The original ‘Macgyver’ was a classic and if you watch the new and old side by side, you will really appreciate this new reboot of the fun series that once starred Richard Dean Anderson. Season 2 is fun and picks up where the first season left off at, so you will not be disappointed.
Overall Rating: 8/10