I now have a favorite pairing, and it’s named Rock & Hart. The combo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart is absolutely wonderful. In Central Intelligence, Dwayne plays Bob, a CIA operative who was a fat kid in high school who got terribly picked on for being the fat kid. Kevin Hart plays Calvin Joyner, an accountant who was THE popular guy in high school. On the last day of school in 1996 (weird since that was when I graduated too), Bob got bullied and terribly embarrassed in front of the whole school and Calvin was the only person to try and help him.
In their adult, post high school lives, Bob is an emotionally unstable muscle bound monster. Calvin on the other hand is a quintessential normal dude who is forced to do some brave, or perhaps stupid, things. Saying pretty much anything about the plot is a pretty major risk of spoiling, but let’s just say that this is a pretty darn funny flick. You’re not going to watch this because of it’s incredible plot or top notch acting. You’re going to watch it because Dwayne and Kevin are two really, really funny guys.
|Central Intelligence (2016)|
|Rating: 7.0/10 (4,663 votes)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Ike Barinholtz (screenplay), David Stassen (screenplay), Rawson Marshall Thurber (screenplay), Ike Barinholtz (story), David Stassen (story)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Released: 17 Jun 2016
|Plot: After he reunites with an old school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.|
Honestly, the outtakes after the movie but before the credits are actually what make sitting through it, completely worth it. It’s a funny movie, some decent action sequences, a tiny bit of intrigue, and three wonderful cameos from Aaron Paul, Jason Bateman, and Melissa McCarthy. I’d recommend this as a Redbox rental or borrow it from a friend, don’t spend much on this.