I went in to see Jumanji excited, but trying not to keep my hopes up too high. It’s a star studded movie, with actors that are all hilarious and brilliant in their own way. It looked incredibly funny in the trailers, and was preforming crazy-good at the box office… Yet still it is a sequel to JUMANJI. A sequel we never needed or wanted and what seemed to be a clear cash grab. I was nervous just like most people were. Well, if you are reading this before seeing the movie than I am here to tell you that there is no reason to be nervous. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is one of the funniest movies I have seen in recent years. I was rolling with laughter almost through the entire movie and it is all because of the four actors they casted. If you are unfamiliar with the premise of this new Jumanji, it is a sequel to the original and similar only in the aspect that this game sucks to play. Instead of the game coming into the real world through the board, it transports the players into the jungle of Jumanji through a video game and has them play their characters. THAT is where the brilliance of the comedy comes in play. Dwayne Johnson is playing (being played by?) a little wimpy, nerdy kid, Kevin Hart is a huge jock, Karen Gillan is an introverted girl self unconscious about her appearance, and Jack Black is a hot, prissy girl. Every single one of these actors CLEARLY has a ball with this and makes it even funnier. Dwayne Johnson telling himself not to cry and being afraid of squirrels is enough to make this movie, but then you have Karen Gillan trying to flirt, and Kevin Hart with his usual short jokes too! The stand out is Jack Black however. Jack Black was the essence of a stuck-up, prissy, hot girl and it was god-damn amazing to watch. A running gag about him learning about his penis, “It’s like a handle!”, is just the tip of the iceberg… Further than the actors you have a great world. They had a lot of fun playing with common video game tropes such as NPC’s, and character strengths/weaknesses. In the end I had a really good time at the theater watching this, and I know you will too.
The tag line “a little Hart and a big Johnson” is a brilliant tag line and we must all admit that… Central Intelligence follows Calvin (Hart) and Bob (Johnson). In high school Calvin was the best at literally everything. Drama club, football, grades, popularity, and once when Bob (who was then Bobby) was thrown naked in front of the whole school Calvin helped him and he never forgot… Now 20 years later Bob Stone is in the CIA and kind of fucking crazy and he recruits the help of Calvin who is now an accountant and bored shitless with his life… There is a bit of backstory to explain this movie, and it’s not until writing this that I realize how weird it sounds trying to explain it!.. This movie is absolutely hilarious though, one of the better action comedies I have seen in a long time… The action was awesome and over the top and EVEN gave me goose bumps once!.. The comedy duo of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson is something I could watch over and over and over again! They clearly had so much fun with this, especially Dwayne Johnson! It is rare he gets to play a weird, goofy character like this… The thing about Bob Stone though is I couldn’t figure out if he was funny, awkward, or annoying. Whatever he is although there are moments he is a little much he IS fucking hilarious, just like this movie.
This is the End is a kick-ass, god damn hilarious comedy that stars some of the funniest people in the world plus every other person you have ever heard of. When Jay Baruchel visits Seth Rogan in LA they go to James Franco’s party at his fancy new house where tons of other famous people are. Half way through the party shit goes down and the apocalypse happens… Now, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson have to survive the apocalypse together! Now, when I say a ton of other people at that party I mean ALL people you know. Micheal Cera is snorting coke, Jason Segel is talking about how he hates Marshall Eriksen to Kevin Hart, Rihanna is singing, Aziz Ansari gets kicked in a hole, Paul Rudd shows up. Hell, later in the movie Emma Watson steals everyone’s shit with an axe and Channing Tatum is a sex slave! I laugh like crazy when I watch this movie, start to finish. One reason I think this movie is so enjoyable is because these actors had such an amazing time making it! Whenever I want a good laugh, even after seeing it so many times, this is my go to movie.