Other general plot contrivances, including the Hogs' wives magically making a massive cross country journey in what feels like a matter of a few hours, ruin this potentially funny comedy. There’s just not enough genuinely funny material here to have fun. It’s a movie every average movie goer has seen, and there are far better choices out there compared to Wild Hogs.
Wild Hogs comes to DVD in a gorgeous 2.35:1 widescreen transfer. Colors are rich and bold, with deep black levels creating stunning contrast. Clarity is fantastic, and details are apparent in every scene. Some very minor compression artifacts can be seen in early shots, but these disappear as the movie continues.
With motorcycles constantly running through the sound field, the standard 5.1 mix does a fine job of keeping sound moving. The rear speakers are hardly wasted, and an explosion serves the subwoofer well. It’s not demo material, but when it’s called on, Wild Hogs sounds exceptionally solid.
Extras are sparse, led by Bike, Brawls, and Burning Bars, an 18 minute 'making of' congratulatory piece about everyone’s role in the film. How to Get Your Wife to Let You Buy a Motorcyle is a self-explanatory piece that takes longer to read its title than view its content. Three deleted scenes, a wisely discarded alternate ending, and a few minutes of fun outtakes finish things off without any memorable content.
Originally, the wild, over-the-top biker gang the Hogs go up against was supposed to be the Hell's Angels. After a brief legal threat, that idea was dropped. Oddly, John Travolta’s character lies to his fellow Hogs claiming he used legal methods against the gang to force them to give in and leave them alone.