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Central Intelligence Movie Review

2.5 out of 4 stars

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Get Hard Doesn’t Get Humor

For the past three years I’ve written a review on about four or five Kevin Hart films, such as Ride Along or Think Like a Man, and with every review I open by talking about him. I defend his comedy, talk about his explosion into pop culture, and I mention that I think he is one of the best working comedians alive. Then I go on to say, however, his transfer from stand-up to acting hasn’t been very smooth. His movies aren’t horrible, they are just lazy and empty. They are just telling Hart to act like his stand-up routine and it’s getting old really fast. So unfortunately, this film, Get Hard from director Etan Cohen in his feature film debut, is no different.

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in Get Hard

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in Get Hard

Get Hard follows James (Will Ferrell) who after being sentenced to ten years in a maximum security, hires Darnell (Kevin Hart) to show him to survive in prison because of his fear of being beaten and raped. What James doesn’t know is that Darnell has never even been to prison. 

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The Wedding Ringer Should Be Annulled

Kevin Hart is one of the, if not the most popular comedian in Hollywood right now. However, ever since the incredible fame that his stand-ups have produced, it seems his movie choices aren’t always the best. With films like Ride Along and Think Like A Man Too, it seems Hart is staying in his comfort zone, which might be a fatal mistake. However that trend might have came to an end in the new film from director Jeremy GarelickThe Wedding Ringer.

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in The Wedding Ringer

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in The Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer tells the story of Doug Harris (Josh Gad), who must hire groomsmen and a best man from Jimmy Callahan (Hart) and his company Best Man, Inc., for his wedding which is only days away.

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Think Like A Man Too

It was two years ago when Steve Harvey’s book adaptation, Think Like A Man was released. It was sappy, cheesy, but it had moments of comedy that made the movie bearable. However, the sequel Think Like A Man Too is still sappy, more cheesy, but it gives us nothing to laugh about. Director, Tim Story, returns to direct the sequel that tells the story of the couples going to Vegas for Candace and Michael’s wedding.

Michael Ealy and Kevin Hart in Think Like A Man Too

Michael Ealy and Kevin Hart in Think Like A Man Too

Unfortunately, Think Like A Man Too, is one big disaster. It seems the film had no intention of doing anything but delivering audiences the screen presence of Kevin Hart and the rest of the original film’s gang. I want to say the movie tried too hard to be funny or to be a raunchy Hangover rehash but it actually feels like it didn’t try at all.

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