RELEASE DATE: 13/11/2014
RUN TIME: 1HR 44MIN
|DAMON WAYANS JR|
You’d be forgiven for mistaking this scenario as just a really long ‘New Girl’ episode, with both Johnson and Wayans playing similar characters to their television alter-egos - but you’d be wrong, not far off, but wrong all the same. The film is in a similar vein to the ’21 Jump Street’ series, only 'Jump Street' have produced a far superior product, inevitably damning any project that follows in its path (i.e. 'Let's Be Cops').
There are a few lines and moments that hit the right spot, but they are by no means golden, nor do they make up for the generic plot lines, script or on-screen relationship.
Difficult to genuinely laugh at, easy to forget - this movie’s success really depends on the mood you’re in when you watch it and your level of expectation. Here's hoping it's fairly low.
* = figure exaggerated for dramatic effect.