Friday, January 28, 2011

Blue Ray Review: The Other Guys

What, is that a Prius?  Did that come with a dental dam?

   
Synopsis NYPD’s best cops, Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock die in action and are soon replaced by a nebbish Will Farrell and Marky Mark.  Hilarity ensues, but not really.
What I Like
  • Derek Jeter getting shot in the knee.
  • The art house scene.
  • The hobo gay orgy.  Yes, seriously.
  • Realizing it was Titus Pullo as the bad guy.
What I Didn’t Like
  • Way too long.
  • Long periods of unfunniness.
Analysis This was like watching three different movies.  One movie was a super, over the top Michael Bay brain-dead action picture.  Another move was a quasi-Judd Appatow-esqe cop movie and then there was a third movie that seemed like a Die Hard sequel since the bad guy was a rich dude with a foreign accent.  Seriously, this movie had no idea what it was.  There were a hand full of genuine laugh-out-loud moments.  But they were way too far apart.  And did we really need the Marky Mark as a stalker story line?  That could have chopped the movie way down.  And what was with the overly political credits?  Yes, I get it, TARP was bad. 
The Stats
  • 0 breasts
  • 0 beasts
  • Chenyian-fu
  • Helicopter-fu
Conclusion C-  King Wally says check it out.

Buy it here:  The Other Guys (The Unrated Other Edition) [Blu-ray]

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