Movie Review: Get Hard

Its very obvious that Kevin Hart is the hottest comedian on the planet right now and it seems that he is in just about every new comedy movie, but unfortunately for Kevin and everybody who sees his movies, all of his movies so far are just not that funny.  Kevin Hart should continue with making stand up comedy movies because he is definitely a great stand up comedian, but because of the “strike with the iron is hot” mentality of both Kevin and his agent, they are picking movies long before they are sure they are actually funny or even written well.

The movie Get Hard has a funny premise and Will Farrell is mostly funny in this movie but overall this movie was just not funny enough to recommend.  I counted about 5 laughs in the entire two hour ordeal and the predictable plot did not help the fact that overall this was not a very good movie.

I just hope that Kevin Hart waits a little longer before making another fast written and mediocre movie because if me makes more movies like this he will lose his movie career before it really even starts. There is something to be said about striking while the iron is hot and maximizing your money when you can, but there is also something to be said about overexposing yourself too much and making too many bad movies.

Hopefully the next movie we see from Kevin Hart is another concert movie.

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Movie Review: Insurgent

Just like with the Hunger Games series of movies, which originally were books written for teenagers, this movie series amazes me just ask much as I try and figure out why this boring idea is so popular with anyone, much less young adults.

It was two hours of mostly being bored, and wondering why one scene lead into another scene and trying to make sense out of the whole thing. I guess the overall idea of all this is that people are different and possibly can be classified into different categories and its OK for people to be different.

Unfortunately there is a third and fourth book in this series which will result in 2 more movies. I am not a fan of this movie or the previous one. Unless your a big fan of the books I would steer clear of this whole long boring mess.

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Movie Review: The Gunman

What amazed me about this movie was how good shape Sean Penn is in, and despite that he chain smokes
through this whole movie and smokes in real life. I long for the day when smoking is banned in all movies forever. When that day happens the world will definitely be a better place. As far as this movie, my main impression was that it was boring in spots, very average and you got the feeling that during the entire two hours you had seen everything that was in this movie many times before.

I give this movie just a marginally passing grade.

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