I action comedies a lot but one of my problems with them is that sometimes either the action will over power the comedy or the comedy will over power the action. When I go to see this kind of film I like to have both of those elements be in the film enough to entertain the audience and on that note this film does exactly that.
The Other Guys is an action comedy that is laugh out loud hilarious with well choreographed action sequences. It has that perfect blend of action and comedy that allows yo to remember what a really good action comedy is supposed to be like.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrel who are basically paper pushers while two cops get all the cases that results in shootouts, car chases and saving the day. Those two cops are played by Samuel Jackson and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and the little time they are on screen is absolutely hilarious and action packed with a couple of over the top action sequences. Now once they are out of the picture Mark Wahlberg's character wants to take the spot of the two cops but Will Ferrel doesn't want to he just wants to sit at his desk and do paper work. Once Wahlberg convinces Ferrel to hit the streets on a case it turns in to a buddy cop action comedy that does not stop delivering the laughs and the action until the end credits roll.
This movie works well not just because of the main characters but because of the supporting cast as well. You have Michael Keaton play the police captain who is funny with the dialogue that was written for him. Also you have Eva Mendes as Will Ferrel's wife who sings a pretty funny little song. Then of course as I mentioned earlier you have Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson playing their roles very much over the top but that is what makes i funny. The film to me seems like it is a parody to action films without having to go down the road like the horrible franchise of the scary movies parodied scary films. It puts the cast into very much action scenarios yo have seen before and amplifies it by 10 times to give an over the top action comedy that uses that to make the move hilarious.
Also let me just say that when I went to see this I was afraid that Mark Wahlberg was the wrong person to cast playing off of Will Ferrel but he was quite funny and at times it even seems like he is doing a funny parody of his Oscar winning performance from the Departed. Anybody who is a fan of action-comedies and Will Ferrel will enjoy the hell out of this film.
This film written and directed by Christopher Nolan is a sci-fi masterpiece that is said to have taken him 10 years to write in the matter that he saw it was exactly the way he wanted it to be. I am so glad that he took that much time because it gave him the chance to engage the audience in a wholly original movie that never bores us for a moment.
Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb who is an extractor of things that people hold sacred from their subconscious. He would get hired from corporations to extract ideas or formulas that would be beneficial to his employer and hurt the person that the idea is being extracted from. Then a wealthy business man offers him a way out of his job by ding a final job that does not include extracting an idea but to implant one into a persons subconscious as if it was their own idea.
I don't want to go into any more detail because if I do you still wouldn't understand the ending or even how it got to that point. This movie is damn near impossible to spoil because it would only want to make those interested in seeing the film even more interested in seeing the film. I enjoyed every minute of the film because it has a wonderfully written story and a strong cast of actors that slide into their roles impeccably well that it doesn't even seem like they are acting. It starts off fast paced and never slows down until the end credits roll. Even though I saw the setup for a basic chase sequence that could be filmed into any action film I was still held onto the edge of my seat because of the fact that the film allows you to care what happens to the character. The special effects are well done and if you try to bring reason to what the trailers show you, you won't be able to make sense of things until you watch this great film.
I think that this is the best film that I have seen this year and may be the best film that I have seen all year. I loved every minute of it and think that this is the summer blockbuster that people have been waiting for and I wouldn't waste an other minute without watching this film. Go and experience a mind bending sci-fi action film that is completely original and would not disappoint fans of watching films that actually make you think about while watching and definitely after the movie ends.