Daddy’s Home really surprised me as a comedy. The pairing of Wahlberg and Ferrell was said to be amazing in The Other Guys, but, I just didn’t see it. Seeing them in Daddy’s Home however was amazing opposing comedy styles and people. I understand that Hollywood likes to capitalize on money, and I am very well aware that most comedy sequels are terrible. This trailer, to me at least, is very promising. Adding in Mel Gibson and John Lithgow is just genius. After the main two guys started getting along, they can’t just undo that, it would ruin the last movie. Progressing in to this is the smartest thing they could have done.
Also, I know John Cena wasn’t in the trailer, but, maybe we just couldn’t see him?
This movie is tricky. It will make it seem like you had a good time the entire movie by making you laugh like crazy in the last two minutes. Daddy’s Home stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg on screen once again. There is no doubt that these two have excellent on-screen chemistry and play off each other very well. That is the only reason this didn’t COMPLETELY crash and burn. That, and whenever Thomas Church was on screen. Few of the jokes hit and I never had a gut wrenching laugh until the very end when a surprise cameo came on. THAT part was perfect… Despite only being an hour and a half long, it feels far too long and was surprised to learn how short it is. I’m not saying this is terrible, but it is by no means good, or good for a comedy. It is merely OK and only watchable for Will and Mark.