17 August, 2010
The Other Guys.
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; PG-13, for "Crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material"
Staring; Will Ferrell, and Mark Wahlberg.
Released; 6th of August, 2010.
Genre; Action, Comedy.
Terry (Wahlberg) and Allen (Ferrell) are NYC Police partners, Allen works in the office and is happy, Terry also works in the office but is not. Terry wants to be out there solving cases. One day when two office hot-shots Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Danson (Dwayne Johnson)were chasing bank robbers, they jumped off a building and fell to there death. With this team gone, who will step up to take their place? This starts a sort of a competition between two of the teams in the office Terry and Allen VS. Fosse (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Martin (Rob Riggle), to find a big break. Allen and Terry find that a simple case of forgetting to file for scaffolding permits, is connected to a bigger scheme of embezzlement and fraud.
What a team? Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Two great actors, one a comedy star and the other an action guy. There was a great mix of action and comedy, and an awesome line up of supporting actors Steve Coogan, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton. Though hilarious, I will say that the rating is accurate, I don't often agree with what the 'MPAA' rates movies, but it is a PG13 movie. The definition of PG13 by the MPAA is "Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers." But I know each person knows what PG13 means to them or their family... Any who, director Adam McKay, does a great job with making the movie flow. It's quite unpredictable, which is good for a movie because you don't want a movies you know every thing that is going to happen, what fun is that? Though one thing I think the could have done without is,the picture slide show, it was a little boring, I must say. But...
To sum it up, it was entertaining and very well acted.