The premise is decently solid for a buddy action-comedy.
Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani have great chemistry together here, and are both super entertaining in their roles.
Bautista is fun as the overbearing hard boiled cop, and Nanjiani is very enjoyable as the wise cracking civilian that’s dragged into these extreme situations.
Some of the visual gags are entertaining enough to see play out.
There are some jokes that did crack me up.
Did I already mention that Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani are the sole reasons to even bother checking this movie out?
If it wasn’t for Bautista and Nanjiani, this would have been such a big dud of a movie.
The movie acts like it’s this super energetic action comedy, but it never really felt that exciting.
Basically, the narrative involves a lot of half baked hijinks and action set pieces that do not feel super thought through in terms of actually being super entertaining, or in making sense. Maybe on paper it did?
It doesn’t help that this movie does the whole close up shaky cam thing when it’s showing the action. News flash! That isn’t the best method for me to properly see the action.
Iko Uwais’ talents as an action star is so wasted in this movie.
Somehow, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino is just sidelined here. Another talent wasted.
Jimmy Tatro’s character was also just a big NO. So not needed.
Story-wise and Comedy-wise, it’s a big hit or miss. Mostly miss.
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