Sound Off: Ruben Fleischer's '30 Minutes or Less' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
August 13, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We'll deliver anywhere in 30 minutes or less or it's free!" Hitting theaters this weekend is 30 Minutes or Less, the latest wild comedic creation from director Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland), starring Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari as the "good" guys, and Danny McBride and Nick Swardson as the bad guys, who strap a bomb to Eisenberg and force him to rob a bank. So is it actually good? Is it as funny as the trailers make it out to be? How are the jokes and who steals the show? If you've seen it, post a comment below and tell us what you thought of 30 Minutes or Less.
To fuel the flamethrower, I liked 30 Minutes or Less after seeing it at first, but the more I think back to it, the less I actually enjoyed it. Especially compared to Zombieland, which is unquestionably a fantastic debut for Ruben Fleischer, 30 Minutes is missing everything that made that great. There's barely any action in it at all, it felt like they tried to be as cheap as possible and cut back on anything that would make it stand out. Let the jokes sell the show, but all those were shown in the trailers! So what we're really left with is a movie where I chuckled a few times, but otherwise wasn't that entertained. Though I must say, Michael Peña as Chango steals the whole show, he was awesome. Aziz Ansari had some great lines, too. A few good laughs!
What did you think of 30 Minutes or Less? Best comedy of the summer or quickly forgettable? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!