Sound Off: Kevin Smith's New Comedy Cop Out - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
February 27, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Opening in theaters this weekend is Kevin Smith's ninth feature film, called Cop Out, following Zack and Miri Make a Porno from 2008. It's a modern day buddy cop comedy in the same vein as the Lethal Weapon movies of the 80's, but is it as good those? Cop Out got slammed by critics and has a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, but were the critics just unable to enjoy the humor? How are Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as partners? Is it as good as Kevin Smith's past few films or worse? If you've seen it, then leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Kevin Smith's Cop Out.
To fuel the fire, I really wanted to like this movie, but ultimately I couldn't. I didn't understand what movie was trying to do - make a mockery of the buddy cop comedies of the 80's or be a modern version of an 80's buddy cop comedy, funny in its own way? Unfortunately it just felt like a mess and although I enjoyed a few parts of it, overall it wasn't that good. All of the good jokes were spoiled in the trailer and everything else in it wasn't funny. I didn't find myself laughing much and wasn't otherwise impressed with the characters or anything. However, I will say I was impressed to see that everything in the story connected together so well.
What did you think of Cop Out? Another solid comedy or one of the worst movies of the year?