By Drew Turney
Martin Lawrence repeats oft-trod territory (again), in another cop/buddy action comedy and mostly a cheap â€˜’Bad Boys” clone. As he cashes in on his trademark shtick, you hope for comic redemption from Steve Zahn, who’s more than proven his comedy chops, but who disappoints almost as much with an indistinct and weak second fiddle to Lawrence’s idiocy.
A former cop and an opportunistic security guard (with a chip on his shoulder about being black – rendering much of his humour overtly racist to an unfunny degree) find themselves partners in a generic action movie crime mystery, have to work together and inevitably end up friends.
A handful of original gags, but little else.
Blu-Ray Details and Extras
Fairly average film, but ya know what? It seems to play a bit better on Blu-Ray – and that’s probably because everything plays better on Blu-Ray, right!? The sound (TrueHD 5.1) is immerse and packs a real punch, and the 1.85:1 transfer is pretty much grain free…. And bursting with colour.
Extras-wise, there’s nothing much different between this and the previous DVD release – commentary and so on – but still, there are extras and that’s something you can’t say about all Blu-Ray releases (the one that annoys me the most is â€˜’Lethal Weapon” – such a slack release, right!?).
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Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
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My baby girl's big, caring heart.