Let’s Be Cops Review

Lets_Be_Cops_w300GRADE: B

RATED: R

NOT IN 3D

NOT IN RPX

Let’s Be Cops (Directed by Luke Greenfield) is a very funny movie. The film has plenty of funny jokes that will keep you entertained for the duration of the film. Jake M. Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have great chemistry, much like they do on the t.v. show New Girl. Rob Riggle was also very funny as one of the cops that believed they were cops for almost the entire time. The film follows two thirty year old roommates, Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans), who are getting nowhere with their lives. Ryan was going to go pro in football until he was injured, and Justin is a game designer at a company that won’t listen to his ideas. One day, Ryan mistakes a masquerade reunion for a costume party (in June) and the two friends dress as cops. People believe they’re cops and they get a little bit overwhelmed with the power they have (Ryan even buys a police car) and end up getting involved with the mob. The film tried to become a gritty action movie towards the end, which hurt the movie quite a bit, the scenes weren’t as entertaining, and they were much less funny. Most of the scenes before that, however, are very funny. The plot twists were obvious, but that’s fine since it was a comedy movie. For fans of the leads, or just anyone looking for a good laugh, check out Let’s Be Cops, you won’t regret it.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians_w300GRADE: A+

RATED: PG-13

DIDN’T SEE IN 3D, PROBABLY NOT REQUIRED

GREAT IN RPX

Guardians of the Galaxy (directed by James Gunn) is what any amazing superhero movie should be, funny, action packed, it has great characters, and the special effects are superb. The performances were great for all of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Pratt gave a hilarious and dramatic performance as the main man, Peter Quill. Zoe Saldana was also great as Gamora. Vin Diesel was hilarious as Groot, even if he only said three words throughout the whole film. Bradley Cooper was also hilarious as Rocket Raccoon, he was my personal favorite Guardian. The film is part of the Avengers line of heroes so its going on after Captain America 2, just in a different galaxy. In the film Peter Quill (Starlord) finds a strange orb that ends up having extreme powers that could destroy the galaxy. The orb falls into the wrong hands and the Guardians of the Galaxy are in a prison. None of them know each other before prison, but they escape together. I’m not going to tell much more since this really is an extraordinary film. One of the best parts of the film was its humor, the film expertly combined action, drama, and humor into one package. Peter Quill’s obsession with the 80s was also extremely amusing. I was also surprised to see Michael Rooker, who many may know as Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead. Overall, Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the greatest movies of the year and is definitely a must-see for Marvel fans.

Rocket: Ain’t nobody like me, ‘cept me.

Sharknado! 2: The Second One

Sharknado! 2_300GRADE: C+

UNRATED

NOT IN 3D

NOT IN RPX

Sharknado! 2: The Second One is a God-awful movie, don’t get me wrong, but there’s a bit of charm and a lot of hilarity in this so-bad-its-good movie. The performances are terrible, as are the effects, but the campy humor is still fresh. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are back as Fin and April, but this time they’re fighting sharks in New York! Be prepared for some funny cameos and for the severed head of the statue of liberty. Although Sharknado! 2: The Second One isn’t nearly as good as the original, its still fun to have some friends over and prepare to laugh. So I advise that you sit down and get ready to scream, “What the shark??”