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The Change-Up (2011) Movie Review

The Change-Up (2011) Movie Review
The Change-Up (2011) Movie Review

The Change-Up (2011) Movie Review

Released : Aug.5th, 2011

Reviewed : Aug.26th, 2012

Genre : Comedy

Story (from IMDB) :

Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Review :

Another body switching movie, at least this one is more adult themed and pretty funny. You have a cast that can hold their own yet at the end it still isn’t great.

Now Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are a great team together. They not only have great on screen chemistry together but their roles switching bodies was spot on for each other. They also have many great on screen moments but equally as many jokes that fall somewhat flat. It may not be their fault. You also have Leslie Mann and Oliva Wilde in the film who are just beautiful and like always Leslie Mann is funny but doesn’t seem to get enough screen time.

The film follows the main plot of every body switching film where they hate their lives and want to change, they have a little fun, then they realize all the problems that they had and want to change. The one thing this movie does right is making the emotional turn feel normal and not pushing it over the end where the comedy stops. You start to care about the characters and their problems so it blends in seamlessly. It really is one film that almost gets better as it progresses since it pretty much starts off as your average raunchy comedies with all the same jokes that have been heard before. As the characters grow so do the jokes and the cleverness of them.

While it may not be anything to new or great, it is entertaining and worth the view.

Score :
6/10

Safe House Movie Review

Safe House Movie Review
Safe House Movie Review

Safe House Movie Review

Released : February 10th, 2012

Reviewed : February 12th, 2012

Genre :  Action

Story (from Netflix) :

 

When men bent on eliminating dangerous criminal Tobin Frost attack the safe house where the CIA has squirreled him away, young operative Matt Weston must find a way to get Frost out alive and relocate him to another, securer location.

 

 

Review :

 

Denzel does what he does best in this movie, kill everyone. That really what this movie is. The plot is decent enough to hold the film while keeping a few twists up its sleeve. While the majority of the film is a chase scene filled with shootouts and hand to hand fighting. Ryan Reynolds does a good job of playing his role and actually pulls off the action star role quite nicely. Denzel plays his role greatly but that isn’t hard since he mainly plays the same role every movie now. To me though it felt as if a few scenes may of dragged on but in no way was the film boring at all. The chases were exciting and the shootouts and hand to hand fights especially were greatly done. Overall it’s a good action film and enough to keep you entertained for 2 hours.

 

Review :

 

7.5/10