August 08, 2020
Kevin Hart teams up again for a crime comedy, this time with Dwayne Johnson. The result is a bit disappointing. Not that my expectations were all that high, but I'd hoped for something a bit more entertaining. The movie plays it safe though and director Thurber fails to put his stamp on the film.
Hart is the high school prom king, whose live didn't really turn out the way he wanted it to be. Johnson was the high school clown, the kid everyone bullied. He grew up to be all muscles and a heart of gold, so when Hart meets up with him before a high school reunion, he can't believe his own eyes.
What follows is a dumb story about a terrorist who stole launch codes, with Hart and Johnson teaming up to save the world from harm. The chemistry between both isn't fully there, the comedy is a little too simplistic and the action scenes are pretty basic too. It's not terrible as simple entertainment goes, but it's just not very memorable.