Review: 7.3 out of 10 stars.
2 extreme high schoolers (most popular and most unpopular) who met up years later. And how their lives were completely role reversed.
It’s a silly comedy but the 1-liners aimed for the ridicule. It is not meant for any sophisticated story nor twist. It’s a pure summer quick laugh flick. With the rock’s pearly white teeth that were like competing against Biden that made the audience forgive his over the board obvious over dramatic act.
Kevin Hart acting as the stereotypical accountant was a good supporting cast and at many times enhanced the Rock’s lines. Chemistry between these duo was incredible. It’s like watching a good tennis game with all the back and forth lines. This is especially apparent if you after the movie ended and right before the rolling credits with the blooper. There were some of the funniest scenes.
While Hart is much shorter than the rock, the director cleverly only filmed the different height when the Rock had to look like a buffed up guy and helped Hart.
The writing was simple but case in point. There were quite a few scenes when it played the race cards, but in contrast that the Rock is Polynesian and part black, even the joke was portraying him not black. There was some illogical plot but not enough to spoil the fun.
There were a few known actors that were not credited to give the audience a few good surprises.
Keywords: comedy, action, thriller, crime, comedy, moviereview
— Spoiler Ahead —
Arron Paul used his signature line “bitch”. There were other references to the Rock’s prior films and film-mates. It’s like a film buff flick when they joked about movies and black man Will Smith.
Jason Bateman being the jerk high school classmate and later a high end executive,and Melissa McCarthy being the lazy eye woman were quite good surprise cast.