In all fairness, I grew up in Portugal (Europe) with a completely different sense of humor, and absolutely LOVE Monty Python… so, as usual, take my personal opinion with that in mind.
With that said, I give it a thumbs down. It wasn’t worth the money we paid.
First, and foremost, I didn’t like the characters. I love Mark Wahlberg, but his hateful character with a penchant to peacock references… just didn’t cut it.
And, I’m not a big fan of Will Ferrell (sorry, Mr. Ferrell — just not my kind of humor), and his off-the-wall past as a pimp… didn’t quite cut it for me… seemed contrived.
I did have a couple of laughs, but overall I didn’t get it.
Certainly I don’t get why the 2 supercops, the catalyst, jumped 20 stories to their deaths with the line “Aim for the bushes…” LOL it was like watching a cheesy B-rate where the big name gets killed in the first scene… except this “first scene” cost a pretty penny. Great production value. Cool chase at the beginning, no arguing with that!
But, what do I know? According to box office mojo the movie cost $100 million to make, and made $170 million. Here are the details:
Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Release Date: August 6, 2010
Genre: Action Comedy
Runtime: 1 hrs. 47 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Budget: $100 million
Domestic: $119,219,978 70.0%
+ Foreign: $51,049,132 30.0%
= Worldwide: $170,269,110
Of course, the big studios are just as shady as the big record companies in their accounting, so who knows what the movie really cost, and whether the $100 million even included any of the advertising dollars.
I know the movie’s been out a while… and I’m sure glad I waited to see it.
If you’ve seen some cool movies lately, let me know 🙂
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