Kevin Hart

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Karen Gillian

Kevin Hart

Jack Black

Plot:

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Review:

I liked the original Jumanji a lot growing up so when they announced this I wasn’t thrilled at the idea. After the first trailer, though, I was kind of excited. It was just different enough that I was able to watch without comparing it to the original.

The addition of the video game mechanics and the teenage tropes in different adult bodies was fun. The movie was light, entertaining, and amusing, sometimes that’s all you need.

4/5

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Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Director:

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Hart

Danielle Nicolet

Plot:

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Review:

I was looking for just a dumb comedy and I happen to like Dwayne Johnson so figured why not. I was happy that there weren’t any short jokes for Kevin Hart, instead they just did more physical jokes on that side of things. It was an improvement.

However, in all honestly, I didn’t laugh until the very end of the movie with the end credits bloopers. It was an amusing movie, but nothing really remarkable about it.

3/5

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Director:

Chris Renaud

Yarrow Cheney

Starring:

Louis C. K.

Eric Stonestreet

Kevin Hart

Plot:

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Review:

Talk about a bait and switch. The trailer for this movie was basically just the first few minutes which ended up not being an accurate depiction of what the entire film would be about. So glad that I didn’t take my daughter to see this or that we didn’t purchase it someone else did.

Instead of being more of the animals doing silly ridiculous things we got to watch a whiny dog that didn’t want to share his owner come to grips with the fact that he was no longer an only child. It wasn’t funny and neither of the main dogs was likeable.

The side story of the friends trying to find them was really the only entertaining part but it wasn’t enough to change my opinion of the movie.

At least my daughter (3) seemed to like it.

2/5

Get Hard (2015)

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Get Hard (2015)

Director:

Etan Cohen

Starring:

Will Ferrell

Kevin Hart

Alison Brie

Plot:

When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Review:

Was not expecting to laugh as much as I did for this movie. I mean, I went in hoping to laugh, but anticipating a mediocre comedy. When in fact it was slightly more than that.

I appreciated the fact that there was not an over abundance of short jokes like there normally are with Kevin Hart movies. There didn’t need to be because of how well the movie was shot. All they had to do was show Ferrell and Hart standing beside each other.

Ferrell’s character was the best part of the movie, though possibly the weakest too. He was supposed to be so smart and make so much money on the stock market but he was too trusting. Not really a trait people in his position tend to have, but oh well. His interactions with Hart and the gang bangers were hilarious, though.

Hart was fine, though a little flat character wise, it’s not a huge deal in a comedy movie. However, that’s actually something that’s starting to bug me. Certain comedies I don’t expect too much realistic behavior, for example Stepbrothers, but others I feel like the story should still be plausible. Maybe I’m starting to expect too much?

Oh well, it was a funny movie and if you’ve got nothing better to watch why not?

3.5/5

Wedding Ringer (2015)

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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

Director:

Jeremy Garelick

Starring:

Kevin Hart

Josh Gad

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Plot:

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

Review:

Such a beautiful love story. Movie was hilarious. I wish things had gone different with the bride, but oh well.

It was nice to see a Kevin Hart movie without all the short jokes and Josh Gad was amusing.

Surprisingly good and I’m really glad I watched it, though, for whatever reason I can’t seem to think of anything to say about it. Oh well, rent it.

4/5