Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Other Guys


I have been watching quite a lot of movies lately, but sadly nothing was really amazing.... I was hoping that the Other Guys would break this cycle of uninspiring movies but somehow it just fell a tad short.... :(

- (One of) The other movie posters:
Flying kicks?...

The premise sounded interesting enough - a snarky take on the usual buddy buddy cop movie, with interesting stars like The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson (yay) as the typical hot shot heroic police jocks and Michael Keaton as the quirky TLC song lyric quoting, advice giving police captain.....
(...."Don't go chasing waterfalls...")

- The Main Stars:
Beefcake Rock :)...

Of course, there were... well, the "other guys" who turned out to be the actual main stars of the show - Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg.

- The Other Main Stars:
The Other 2 Fellas...

If you've watched Will Ferrell comedies before, you will know the brand of humour to expect - awkward, dry humour, slapstick, recurring themes, etc... and while there were moments of awesomeness,... overall, it just didn't do it for me...
(I remember getting very annoyed at the 2 other guys several times during the movie like "Stop whining!" and "Can't you do ANYTHING right??")

So?: Actually, it's not that bad lah,... but it wasn't as awesome as I hoped. Still, it's worth a watch for its quirky humor. :)

Main characters:
- Samuel L. Jackson as P.K. Highsmith
- Dwayne Johnson as Christopher Danson
- Steve Coogan as David Ershon
- Michael Keaton as Captain Gene Mauch <--- LOL. Siao. He keeps quoting TLC song lines and denying it.
- Will Ferrell as Allen Gamble
- Mark Wahlberg as Terry Hoitz
- Eva Mendes as Dr. Sheila Gamble

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned....

(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a pretty good rating of 77% fresh!)

Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- CleverMunkey
- Shining Voice - Kelvin's Blogspot
- Sumandak From Land Below The Wind

Slightly amused,

TAGS: , , , , ,


  1. The last movie I saw was Ironman 2. I need to hit the cinemas again.

  2. the awesome movies will start showing in kl from next month onwards, hopefully ... starting with the social network! :D

  3. to Paranoid Android:
    Wanna go catch Red? That sounds interesting... :)
    (I think it just started playing in cinemas last week)

    to Sean
    Thank goodness. Seemed like there was nothing nice/ interesting to watch for a while...
    (Yay for movie time! :)


Appreciate your thoughts, opinions and feedback. :)