I like Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, so after seeing the trailers a few months ago, I knew that I would be making my way to the theater to see it. I often found it to be hilarious, however I also often found it to be formulaic and predictable.
The funniest parts of the film were often due to the comedic chemistry between Johnson and Hart. The first fifteen to twenty minutes aren't really that hilarious, however it soon picks up when Hart and Johnson reunite. There are moments in the film when I laughed so hard that I almost fell out of my chair, however there were also jokes that didn't exactly land with me. There were some comedic choices made that could have been done in a funnier way. (One thing that I had thought of during the movie was actually shown during the bloopers.) The action scenes were well-choreographed and often incorporated humor, which is definitely a good thing. I also liked how the film had some in-jokes referencing the stars themselves.
The plot of the film is very formulaic. It is a really standard buddy cop film. I could expect every twist and turn with ease, however this really didn't hinder my enjoyment of the film. I do, however, like the anti-bullying messages in the film, as they can set a positive example for children and teens in the audience.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are obviously hilarious, as they almost always are, however the supporting cast is also very good. Amy Ryan, who is starting to break out in a lot of supporting roles, was hilarious. Aaron Paul was also great, and I didn't even know that he was in it. There are also some hilarious cameos, which I will not reveal, as to let them surprise you to be funnier.
So overall, I really enjoyed "Central Intelligence". It was relatively standard genre fare, however it stands out a bit because of hilarious performances by Johnson, Hart, and the supporting cast.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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