The Other Guys directed by Adam McKay and staring Will Ferrell, Mark (Veronica's Man) Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Samuel Jackson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Eva Mendes hit theaters this weekend. If your a fan of Ferrell your going to love this movie, if your not....well you may want to wait for the dvd. Am I a fan? Wait and see..
NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos - other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes - they're "the Other Guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
A couple really funny lines in this movie, and I hate to give away details to those of you who have not see this movie yet but alas I CAN NOT resist!
*Spoiler Alert skip this part if you don't want to know. Anyone who knows me can tell you my favorite baseball team, and the Yankees, (boooo you suck) are NOT one of them. A certain player gets shot in the leg in this film, (Derek Jeter) and in the background you hear someone say "You should have shot ARod!" lol I had to wipe the tears from my eyes I tell ya! A movie after my own heart. :)
Coming a close second would be this nugget: Cop 1 "Just arrived at the crime scene lol" Cop 2 "Nice Tweet". At this point Coke is practically shooting out of my nose! Thank the powers that be for an empty matinee showing.
Now the overall plot of the movie was not good, and completely predictable 2 minutes in. Dragging story line in places made the movie feel longer then it was. Quite a few jokes were over done, come on kicking a dead horse is never a good thing. And frankly its just mean! I got it the first time, but doing it a second and third just starts to irritate me. Over kill!
Michael Keaton was incredible, he makes me want to run out to Bed Bath and Beyond and grab some bath mats! Batman doing jokes? Get out! But it worked, he was funny and looking great. :)
I will say that this was the best movie I have seen Will Ferrell in since Old School, I liked him on SNL and I can take him in doses but for the most part thats it. Its summer, so if your bored and want to kick back and catch a so-so comedy then grab your gator boots (minus the Gucci suit) and check this one out.
Getting a middle of the road rating from me, not great but not horrible. Sorry Rose. :)