I’m a sucker for stupid comedy, and gawd dayum if this isn’t a stupid comedy! Strangely enough though it is actually good beyond being there for stupid laughs. Game Night follows Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams), avid gamers (not video) who throw a weekly game night with a few of their friends. When Max’s older and more successful brother Brooks (Chandler) joins them for game night for a kidnap mystery night everything thing gets all fuckarood when he ACTUALLY gets kidnapped and everyone thinks it is part of the game… I’m not going to lie to you and say this movie is more than it is when it isn’t. It’s a dumb comedy, but it is a very very good dumb comedy that kept me rolling the entire time. The movie rounds itself out with a great cast of supporting actors that all contribute to the movie. I was worried that there would be at least one story line that bored me and drug by until we moved past it, but that wasn’t a problem this movie had. My favorite character by far though was Gary played by Jesse Plemons. Gary is the creepy neighbor of Max and Annie that desperately wants to join their game night. Plemons plays the role perfectly and is easily the most hilarious factor in the whole movie. In the end I was happily surprised by the fact that this movie was quite a bit better than I thought it was going to be. It’s worth a rent.
I’m in my twenties and at this point I don’t think I will ever stop loving kid’s movies. GOOD kids movies at least, and sometimes those are hard to come by! Luckily Zootopia does not disappoint when it comes to that. Not only is this movie hilarious for both parents (or 20 year olds without kids) and kids, it has a lot of jokes only adults would understand and a really good message about racism for kids. The setting of Zootopia is straight forward, but more awesome and immersive the more you get into it. Thousands of years have passed and apparently humans have died or were never there, I’m not quite sure. But, now the animals are evolved and living in harmony. They have jobs that pertain to who they are and they live in different climates. Like I said, it is meticulously thought out and spectacular… We follow our main character Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin). Hopps is a bunny that has always had a dream of being a cop even though there has never been a bunny cop. One day she achieves her dream and moves to Zootopia where she runs in to the hustling fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Together they have 48 hours to crack the case of why predators (that’s where the racism metaphor comes in) are turning savage and attacking everyone… I’ve seen a lot of kids movies, a lot. But, this is one of the best children’s films I have ever seen. I watched it two times in a row, and will probably buy it and watch it without a kid around. I laughed over and over again, I loved the world they built for me and sucked me into, and the voice acting was top notch and perfectly cast. I don’t give stars, but if I did I’d give this one five.